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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Alan Turing broke the Germans' Enigma code

Alan Turing's family take pardons for 49,000 gay men petition to Downing Street

Nearly half a million people have signed the petition in Turing's name

Dena D'Angelo spray paints an Oscar statue with gold during preparation of 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theater

Oscars 2015: What Hollywood doesn’t want you to know about the awards

From housemaid voters to outrageous goodie bags, what the Tinseltown spin doctors would prefer you not to read about

Eddie Redmayne in snaps from a 2004 Rowan Yarns catalogue

Nice jumper Eddie Redmayne: Early photos of the Oscar favourite as a knitwear model surface

And you thought Jupiter Ascending was embarassing...

Gazza made a rare TV appearance on BT's Fletch and Sav talk show this morning

When Gazza met Russell Brand: Five things we learned from their BT Sport appearance

The football legend and the comedian shared the BT Sport sofa this morning

Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker: I don't know if President Obama is a Christian

The Wisconsin governor reportedly refused to answer journalists' questions as a matter of principle

Sam Smith reveals fears he 'would go mental' following In The Lonely Hour success

The English singer/songwriter has struggled with overnight success

Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz star in Sex Tape

Razzies 2015: Cameron Diaz, Kirk Cameron and Transformers Age Of Ex-STINK-tion 'win big' at Golden Raspberry Awards

Sex Tape and The Other Woman earned Diaz the least-coveted 'actress' gong in awards season

Kathy in EastEnders

EastEnders live week: Kathy comes home to Albert Square despite being dead for a decade

Gillian Taylforth walked into Walford as if that fatal car accident had never happened

Bobby Beale played by Eliot Carrington

EastEnders becomes most-watched TV programme of the year, audiences all of a Twitter over Lucy Beale killer

More than 30,000 tweets were posted in the minute after the killer was revealed

Who killed Lucy Beale? We've no idea

Lucy Beale killer: Who are the prime suspects in EastEnders' biggest murder hunt?

Tomorrow all will revealed, but for now let's speculate on the likeliest - and some less likely - names in the frame

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own