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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Peppa Pig wearing her golden boots

Peppa Pig interview: Oink! Oink! Hee hee hee!

Ten questions for the Golden Boots star ahead of her big screen debut

Charlie Sheen portrait 'capturing essence of addiction' goes up for auction

Lincoln Townley's Russell Brand portrait sold for $20,000 in December

Tut-tut: Head of restoration leaves Egyptian Museum after Tutankhamun’s beard debacle

As an investigation is launched into King Tut's gold beard being broken, the man in charge is transferred to another museum

'The Arsenal player fouled by a zebra' and other subtitle failures that make TV 'unwatchable'

Ofcom has found subtitles provide ‘inferior’ viewing experience

What do you ink? Dame Judi at 80

What do you ink? Dame Judi Dench plans tattoo to mark her 80th birthday

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel star once pretended she had Harvey Weinstein's name tattooed on her bottom

'Banksy Does New York' Film - 2014

Another Banksy hoax? Man going around claiming to be Robin Banks is not the street artist

Does the Bristol-born graffiti legend have an impersonator in Cumbria?

Howard Marks has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer, he has announced

Howard 'Mr Nice' Marks reveals he has inoperable cancer: 'I've had an incredible life'

The international criminal and bestselling writer is raising money to set up a charitable foundation

V&A museum in London

V&A removes depiction of Prophet Mohamed from website amid 'severe security alert'

A poster by an Iranian artist can no-longer be found in the museum's digital database

Paul Bettany, Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow on The Ellen Show

Ellen DeGeneres leads Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany in revealing game of Never Have I Ever

Mortdecai stars barely say a word, but admit to an awful lot, during party game on The Ellen Show

Revolution versus Wolf Hall? Russell Brand more influential than Hilary Mantel, according to Debrett's 500 list

The comedian and Newsnight guest has been placed higher on this year's list of 500 Most Influential People in Britain Today in the books category than the multiple prize-winning author

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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable