Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
01 August 2013 09:01 AM
He might still be almost four million listeners behind Radio 2 rival Chris Evans, but DJ Nick Grimshaw has proven he can bring listeners to Radio 1 by growing his audience by 100,000.
JK Rowling wins 'substantial donation' to charity from law firm behind Robert Galbraith confidentiality leak
31 July 2013 04:59 PM
The author has also revealed she is donating three years' worth of royalties from The Cuckoo's Calling to The Soldiers' Charity
31 July 2013 03:58 PM
Richard & Adam thought their dreams of becoming recording artists were over when a member of the orchestra stormed the stage during their performance in Britain’s Got Talent’s live final and pelted judge Simon Cowell with a carton of eggs.
Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' daughter Natalie arrested after gluing herself to boyfriend during fracking protest
31 July 2013 02:14 PM
Natalie Hynde, the daughter of The Pretenders’ singer Chrissie Hynde and The Kinks’ Ray Davies has been arrested after apparently gluing her hands to her boyfriend during a protest against fracking.
31 July 2013 01:24 PM
The musician has contradicted his management's decision to cancel a show in the north of the country following 'threatening emails'
31 July 2013 09:50 AM
The actress best known for her Oscar-nominated role as Goldie Hawn’s tormentor in 1980 comedy Private Benjamin has died aged 80.
30 July 2013 11:45 AM
Three previously unheard duets by music legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury recorded in 1983 are set for release in two months' time.
'Most embarrassing Fox News interview ever' sends Reza Aslan's biography of Jesus to number 1 in the Amazon book charts
30 July 2013 10:20 AM
A respected academic, who just happens to be Muslim, was challenged by a Fox News anchor as to why he was qualified to write about Christ
30 July 2013 09:05 AM
Marijuana has been found on a tour bus belonging to "Baby" singer Justin Bieber as it crossed into America from Canada, according to Detroit Customs and Border Protection.
29 July 2013 01:02 PM
Oscar-winning composer John Williams is to return to score Star Wars: Episode VII, it has been announced.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 1 Watch: The student election Macklemore parody that isn't completely awful - and all the others that are
- 2 Three-quarters of Britons are saying it wrong - the top ten most common mispronunciations
- 3 Son attacks Apple after it refuses to unlock his late mother’s iPad
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 First Kiss video: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results