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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The owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets sold worldwide Michele Ferrero

Michele Ferrero dead: Nutella billionaire dies aged 89 on Valentine’s Day

The man who invented Ferrero Rocher created one of Italy's most successful exports

The Duke of York's ex-girlfriend Koo Stark

Koo Stark ends 32-year silence on their relationship to ‘help rebut’ Prince Andrew ‘sex slave’ claims

The royal’s former lover defends his publicly over Jeffrey Epstein allegations

Carol McGiffin who has been battling breast cancer

Carol McGiffin: Ex-Loose Women panelist diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer

The TV personality has spent the last year undergoing treatment

Unlikely leading man Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk interview: Spin-off was a running joke during Breaking Bad

The comic relief in the darkest show on telly on going back in time (and losing the comb over) to play James McGill

Give Peas a Chance?

Is it punny? Leo Kearse wins UK Pun Championship 2015 with joke about stitches

Even some of the best comedians are taking a punt on the lowest form of wordplay

Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk: 'Walter White and Jesse Pinkman could appear in season two'

Spoiler alert: Vince Gilligan is protesting too much about the return of Breaking Bad characters, Odenkirk reveals

Who will replace The Daily Show's Jon Stewart? Here are contenders with lady parts

There are currently no lead female anchors on US late-night shows. Here are some good options for The Daily Show vacancy - who just happen to have vaginas

Jamie Dornan and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey guaranteed box office success whatever the critics say

Film critics might declare it "flaccid" and decry the lack of S&M, but Sam Taylor-Johnson’s film won't frustrate the box office

Beyonce, Boris Johnson, Putin, Nigel Farage, Russell Brand and Andy Murray all get the Spitting Image treatment from Newzoids

Newzoid: Russell Brand, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage to get Spitting Image treatment on new ITV puppet show

The talent behind hit satirical puppet show reunites to lampoon MPs and celebrities

The time Malala left Jon Stewart speechless

It isn't everyday that the chatty satirical news host is struck dumb

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General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?
How Tansy Davies turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

How a composer turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

Tansy Davies makes her operatic debut with a work about the attack on the Twin Towers. Despite the topic, she says it is a life-affirming piece
11 best bedside tables

11 best bedside tables

It could be the first thing you see in the morning, so make it work for you. We find night stands, tables and cabinets to wake up to
Italy vs England player ratings: Did Andros Townsend's goal see him beat Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney to top marks?

Italy vs England player ratings

Did Townsend's goal see him beat Kane and Rooney to top marks?
Danny Higginbotham: An underdog's tale of making the most of it

An underdog's tale of making the most of it

Danny Higginbotham on being let go by Manchester United, annoying Gordon Strachan, utilising his talents to the full at Stoke and plunging into the world of analysis
Audley Harrison's abusers forget the debt he's due, but Errol Christie will always remember what he owes the police

Steve Bunce: Inside Boxing

Audley Harrison's abusers forget the debt he's due, but Errol Christie will always remember what he owes the police
No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat