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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John Inverdale

Wimbledon 2015: John Inverdale dropped by BBC following on-air blunders

Inverdale came under fire for making a sexist remark and recently said the c-word during live radio

Richard O'Brien in the Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze is coming back – but not exactly as we know it

Like Richard O'Brien you too could get your hands on one of those golf ball-sized Swarovski crystals

Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon calls female journalist 'a b***h' in front of 1,900 people

'Laura Snapes totally wants to f**k me / get in line, b***h', he said

Amy Schumer says the funniest things

Yes Amy Schumer’s ‘I can catch a d**k any time’ comment is funny, but these jokes are funnier

From the scatalogical to the ontological, here are the comedian's best quotes

The longlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction included three authors who had been longlisted for the Prize before

Baileys Prize 2015: Why we sadly still need women-only book prizes

Why does having a vagina still matter in publishing? Because women's voices are not being heard

The Sisters, 1950, by Lucian Freud

Previously unseen painting of the woman who broke Lucian Freud's heart

Paintings of British artist's second wife Caroline Blackwood goes on show

Back together: James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear: 'BBC has offered Richard Hammond and James May £4.6 million to return'

The presenters have previously said they won't return without Jeremy Clarkson

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were both among the top 10 selling acts of 2014

British music achieves 13% of global sales

‘Popularity of UK music is only going in One Direction,’ says Sajid Javid MP

In the dock: Dot Branning (June Brown); Union boss claims EastEnders writers are paid less than minimum wage

New EastEnders scriptwriters are paid just ‘£2 an hour’ claims trade union boss

A scheme to trial new writers on BBC soaps means they are being paid less than half minimum wage, Bernie Corbett claims

Back in the frame: Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in 'Vicious'

Vicious, ITV: TV review: A hammy Seventies throwback saved by Sirs Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen

Despite the stellar cast the writing is snore-inducing and the acting is of the Miranda Hart School of Hammy Self-consciousness

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Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
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Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
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Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
Katy Perry prevented from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth': The Scottish play on film, from Welles to Cheggers

Something wicked?

Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
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10 best sun creams for body

Make sure you’re protected from head to toe in the heatwave
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon files

Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
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'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map