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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Steven, Ella Jade and Sarah in the boardroom

The Apprentice 2014 firing: Alan Sugar 'gets rid of the no-hopers' with triple elimination

Team Tenacity took a battering after their 'Fat Daddy's Fitness Hell' video failed to win them hits

Anne Hathaway got into cold water during filming of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Anne Hathaway thought she'd 'die of hypothermia' filming Interstellar wearing leaky space suit

The actress found herself going all numb and tingly while submerged in cold water

Mercury Prize 2014: Win win for nominees amid massive sales boost

All 12 nominees including Damon Albarn and Anna Calvi will perform at tonight's prize-giving ceremony in London

Throaty singer: Paolo Nutini has cancelled shows after contracting tonsillitis

Paolo Nutini cancels second gig 'on medical advice'

Scottish singer Paolo Nutini has postponed his second show after being diagnosed with severe tonsillitis.

The BFG - Quentin Blake's illustration of the Dahl character and orphan Sophie

Mark Rylance heads to Giant Country in Steven Spielberg's film The BFG

The darling of the theatre world is swapping Shakespeare for the silver screen in a new adaption of Roald Dahl's classic

Lauren Laverne is the most popular presenter on Radio 6 Music

Once beleaguered BBC 6 Music wins biggest-ever 2m audience

Popular presenters like Lauren Laverne have helped the Radio station - which gets a quarter of its audience online - to new success

Swimming instructor Lindsay Booth was fired by Lord Alan this week

The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth sent home in double firing

And then there were 15...two female candidates axed by Lord Alan this week

Mike Read, former DJ

Mike Read 'apologises unreservedly' for Ukip Calypso and withdraws it from sale

The former BBC presenter and disc jockey came under fire for singing in a faux-Jamaican accent

Mike Read, former DJ

Mike Read defends ‘racist’ UKIP song: ‘You can’t sing Calypso in a Surrey accent’

The former disc jockey sings in a mock-Jamaican accent on a single to raise money for Nigel Farage’s party

Chloe Jasmine was one of the acts voted off the show

X Factor 2014 results: Chloe Jasmine and Stephanie Nala sent home

Two of Cheryl's girls get the chop as judges vote to save Stereo Kicks

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
10 best high-end laptops

10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

Homeless Veterans campaign

Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament: An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel

Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum: Objects of Desire

Freud and Eros

Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum