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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Jeremy Clarkson sacked: Channel 4 and other major broadcasters rule out hiring him

He will have to look for work further afield than the main terrestrial channels

Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, played by Richard Harris

JK Rowling defends Dumbledore on Twitter: Seven things you might not know about the Hogwarts headmaster

A look beyond the half-moon glasses at the Harry Potter franchise's most enigmatic character

Clark Gable, 1932-33, Tirage argentique

Airbrushed Clark Gable image among early hand re-touched photographs going on show

Before the dawn of Photoshop it wasn't as easy to keep Hollywood looking perfect

Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart is trending

Solar eclipse: Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is back in our lives as Spotify streams more than triple

Dancing ninjas, weirdly oversexed schoolboys and feathered hair to make Farrah Fawcett jealous - what's not to love about this unusual video?

Rob Brydon and Sheridan Smith will star in The Huntsman as dwarves

Sheridan Smith and Rob Brydon to play dwarves in Snow White and the Huntsman prequel

Brydon, who also appears in the live action Cinderella, joked he was "too tall" for the role

Breastfeeding: Mothers are repeatedly told breast is best - but what about the lack of support when babies have tongue-tie?

Lack of diagnosis and medical support can cause intense worry for parents during those crucial early weeks of breastfeeding as they are left thinking "Why is my child not getting what they need?"

So breastfeeding improves your child's IQ? Try telling that to the women who physically can't

While useful, many studies carry an implicit criticism of anyone who fails to succeed in breastfeeding

Madge and Harold are reunited for Neighbours' 30th birthday

Neighbours at 30: Madge Bishop makes surprise return from the dead as EastEnders pay tribute to Australian soap

Harold Bishop gets a surprise visit from his wife as Aussie soap celebrates three decades

Game of Thrones will run for ten years if HBO gets its way but showrunners have mentioned ending it after seven

Game of Thrones season 5 world premiere: Westeros comes to London's Bloody Tower

The first episode of the new series will be viewed tonight in an appropriately bloody setting

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson suspended: BBC apologises to viewers for pulling Top Gear

He might be yet to say 'sorry', but the BBC tell disappointed Top Gear viewers 'we do hope you'll understand'

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Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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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
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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before