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Matilda Battersby

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Matilda Battersby is Digital Arts Editor for The Independent. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

See inside the wavy, wooden Grand Designs retreat in Cornwall

Husband-and-wife Tom and Danielle Raffield had already set up a successful business using steam to bend wood into beautiful furniture. Next, they embarked on a mission to use this unusual technqiue to create a bigger house for their family...

Amnesia noir is back in fashion

Emily Blunt in ‘The Girl on the Train’ plays the latest in a string of characters who commit violent acts while suffering memory lapses 

Redbridge is home to London's 'most satisfied' residents

The north-east London borough containing Ilford, Woodford and Wanstead has the best levels of life satisfaction in the capital, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics. So, what makes it such a good place to live? We find out...

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The art of infertility

As artist Stuart Semple raises awareness of female egg donation and the problems of conceiving with artworks on display across the country, Matilda Battersby looks at the history of art and infertility, as opposed to the images of pregnant bellies that are everywhere in art