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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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

Jason Watkins as Christopher Jefferies

The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies Twitter reaction: 'I'm sorry now... I thought he did it'

Last night's drama has provoked guilt and mortification on social media as it sets the record straight about the man wrongly accused of Joanna Yeates' murder

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links