Matilda Battersby

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

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Alan Turing broke the Germans' Enigma code

Alan Turing's family take pardons for 49,000 gay men petition to Downing Street

Nearly half a million people have signed the Change.org petition in Turing's name

Dena D'Angelo spray paints an Oscar statue with gold during preparation of 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theater

Oscars 2015: What Hollywood doesn’t want you to know about the awards

From housemaid voters to outrageous goodie bags, what the Tinseltown spin doctors would prefer you not to read about

Eddie Redmayne in snaps from a 2004 Rowan Yarns catalogue

Nice jumper Eddie Redmayne: Early photos of the Oscar favourite as a knitwear model surface

And you thought Jupiter Ascending was embarassing...

Gazza made a rare TV appearance on BT's Fletch and Sav talk show this morning

When Gazza met Russell Brand: Five things we learned from their BT Sport appearance

The football legend and the comedian shared the BT Sport sofa this morning

Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker: I don't know if President Obama is a Christian

The Wisconsin governor reportedly refused to answer journalists' questions as a matter of principle

Sam Smith reveals fears he 'would go mental' following In The Lonely Hour success

The English singer/songwriter has struggled with overnight success

Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz star in Sex Tape

Razzies 2015: Cameron Diaz, Kirk Cameron and Transformers Age Of Ex-STINK-tion 'win big' at Golden Raspberry Awards

Sex Tape and The Other Woman earned Diaz the least-coveted 'actress' gong in awards season

Kathy in EastEnders

EastEnders live week: Kathy comes home to Albert Square despite being dead for a decade

Gillian Taylforth walked into Walford as if that fatal car accident had never happened

Bobby Beale played by Eliot Carrington

EastEnders becomes most-watched TV programme of the year, audiences all of a Twitter over Lucy Beale killer

More than 30,000 tweets were posted in the minute after the killer was revealed

Who killed Lucy Beale? We've no idea

Lucy Beale killer: Who are the prime suspects in EastEnders' biggest murder hunt?

Tomorrow all will revealed, but for now let's speculate on the likeliest - and some less likely - names in the frame

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power