Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

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Strictly finalists Simon Webbe, Caroline Flack, Mark Wright and Frankie Bridge

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 LIVE: The final waltz for Simon Webbe, Caroline Flack, Mark Wright and Frankie Bridge

The Glitterball is up for grabs tonight - but who will prove their worth in the final?

Dancing to success? Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Caroline Flack looks set to waltz away with the glitterball trophy

The Xtra Factor presenter has switched her Saturday night allegiance to the BBC1 dance competition

Nick Frost as Father Christmas in the Doctor Who Christmas special

Doctor Who Christmas special: Will the Time Lord travel to Westeros? Festive episode plugs rival series Game Of Thrones

Sci-fi and fantasy fans will be able to spot a Game Of Thrones reference in the BBC1 drama

Nick Hewer is to leave The Apprentice after 10 years

Nick Hewer bows out as Lord Alan Sugar's eyebrows and ears on The Apprentice

After 10 years the PR guru is leaving the BBC1 business show

Your picture is everything in the shallow world of online dating

The Interview: Films like Zoolander that got away with what Seth Rogen and James Franco couldn't

From Zoolander to Death Of A President - the film industry has been assassinating world leaders for decades

Steve Carell in the poster for new film 'Foxcatcher'

Steve Carell North Korea thriller scrapped

The chilling effect of The Interview furore is already being felt in Tinsel Town

Angelina Jolie and Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal at the Golden Globes in 2011

Sony hack timeline: What happened – and who has it affected so far?

From the cancellations of The Interview premiere to leaked private emails, here’s how the story has unfolded

Harry Potter author JK Rowling says Wiccans 'cannot co-exist' with witches and wizards at Hogwarts

Wicca is the only belief system or religion which doesn't feature in her bestselling books, the author reveals

Sophie Turner as the eldest Stark daughter Sansa

Game Of Thrones season 5 teaser: Sansa Stark appears in remarkably brief trailer #TheSight

Fans have been crowing like three-eyed ravens about HBO's new teaser, even though it is disappointingly tiny

Jason Watkins as Christopher Jefferies

The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - TV review: An impressive drama but Joanna Yeates' story was not properly told

In part two we saw why it is ludicrous that Jefferies was accused at all

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas