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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Exhibitionists? Poster deemed to lewd for London

Rolling Stones 'dumbfounded' at ban on Exhibitionism poster

Mark Norton's design has been changed for Londoners

A passerby is silhouetted next to Adam and Eve sculptures by Rodin

Rare Rodin sculpture stolen during $1 million Beverly Hills heist recovered in London

Young Girl With Serpent has been missing for 24 years

Bestselling author Nick Hornby says boys need discouragement to get them reading

Want boys to read? Tell them books are 'highly inappropriate' says Nick Hornby

About A Boy author takes reverse psychology approach to getting boys reading

Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride

Deirdre Barlow 'killed off' in Coronation Street: Anne Kirkbride's character is written out of soap

No Rovers Return for best-loved soap actress who died in January

The Holborn Viaduct under construction, City of London 11 September 1869

Picturing England: Previously unseen photographs chart 150 years of English history

More than 300 images illustrate the changing appearance of English builldings, landscapes and people

Dronestagram Photo Contest 2015: Drone's eye view of Maringá Cathedral takes top prize

Yes, there really is an Instagram for drones...

Hollywood actor and director Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman says current state of film industry is 'the worst it’s ever been'

Hollywood isn’t about being good, it’s about making money, says The Graduate star

Sotheby's auctioneer sells Warhol's One Dollar Bill for £20.9 million

Warhol's dollar bill sells for £20.9 million as Sotheby's celebrates most lucrative auction ever

Two previously undiscovered Francis Bacons helped the auction house to its highest total for a contemporary art sale

7 best slipper socks for toddlers

Get your hands on a pair of these clever non-slip indoor shoes to keep your toddler toddling

Singer Roger Daltrey (L) and guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who perform at the Barclaycard British Summertime gigs at Hyde Park on June 26, 2015

Glastonbury 2015: The Who set to close festival earlier than expected

The rockers have brought their set forward half an hour

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Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
10 best placemats

Take your seat: 10 best placemats

Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future
Berlusconi's world of sleaze: The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM

Berlusconi's world of sleaze

The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM
Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Films and theme parks are just the beginning. Disney believes its control of the now decades-old franchise can bring in merchandise and marketing millions for years to come
Could the golden age of the gaming arcade ever be revived in the era of the Xbox?

Could gaming arcades be revived?

The days when coin-ops were the only way to play the latest video games are gone. But a small band of enthusiasts are keeping the button-pushing dream alive
Edinburgh Fringe 2015: The 'tampon tax' has inspired a new wave of female comedians to reclaim period jokes

Heard the one about menstruation?

Yes, if you have been at the Fringe, where period pieces are taking centre stage