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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Shepard Fairey faces fines of more than $10,000

Shepard Fairey dismisses Detroit warrant for his arrest as ‘hilarious’

Exclusive: Infamous street artist, who could face up to five years in jail, dismisses police bid to catch him

A 1974 film adaptation of Swallows and Amazons

BBC changes name of Swallows and Amazons character from Titty to Tatty

The character of Titty was based on Mavis Altounyans

A festival attendee braves the mud as she arrives at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 22, 2011

Glastonbury 2015: Medics prepare for cases of trench foot

Going to Glasto? Stock up on socks and talcum powder

Radzi Chinyanganya, who will be revealing the inside of his stomach live on the famous children's TV show by swallowing a pill.

Blue Peter presenter to reveal internal organs on live television

Children are advised to finish their tea prior to 5pm this Thursday

Fontaine De La Concorde 1935 - Roger Schall

Paris By Night: Nocturnal 1930s photographs make city of love even more romantic

Roger Schall’s photographs go on display for the first time

Dudley, Vernon and Petunia Dursley

JK Rowling finally reveals why the Dursleys hated Harry Potter so much

Vernon Dursley's feelings towards his nephew stem from offence caused by his father James

Taylor Swift poses in the press room iwth her awards at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Taylor Swift shakes off Apple Music in open letter: 'These are not the complaints of a petulant child'

"Bad Blood" singer pens Tumblr post on behalf of struggling artists

Neuschwanstein painting by Hitler sold for 100,000 euros

Adolf Hitler painting of Bavarian castle among works fetching €391,000 at auction

There is a worryingly buoyant trade in paintings by Hitler despite them being deemed to have little artistic merit

Chris Martin is the most listened-to father of 2015

Chris Martin of Coldplay is Spotify’s most-listened to dad this Father’s Day

Liam Gallagher, Mick Fleetwood and Kasabian’s front-man Tom Meighan are also among the highest streamed British Dads

Tony Hall, the BBC director-general, described last year as being 'fantastic' for the corporation

BBC boss Tony Hall says TV licence fee will last another 10 years

He warns viewers will have to pay considerably more when the system is reformed

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The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
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Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

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Who is Oliver Bonas?

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