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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Britain's Got Talent judges: Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams

Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell draw complaints over plunging necklines on Britain's Got Talent 2015 final

Sartorial standards are not being adhered to according to ITV viewers as chest hair and navels take centre stage

Britain's Hardest Grafter appears to be continuing the 'poverty porn' tradition started by Channel 4's Benefits Streets, featuring Lee (pictured)

Britain's Hardest Grafter: Petition to stop BBC’s ‘Hunger Games’ style show reaches 12,000 signatures

BBC's plans to pit low-paid against each other greeted by a storm of disapproval from licence payers

Taylor Swift performing her 1989 tour

Taylor Swift fan bracelets 'save teenagers' lives'

The colourful flashing wristbands helped rescuers to locate car smash teens in pitch darkness

It's dog eat dog on Britain's Got Talent this week

Britain’s Got Talent 2015: What time do the live semi-finals start? Everything you need to know

There will be ten hours of BGT on television screens this week

Stolen Instagram photo sells for $90,000

Artist Richard Prince's latest exhibition has made hundreds of thousands of dollars but the photographers whose images he took will receive nothing

Gwyneth Paltrow and Toni Collette a film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma

The secret 'snog' in Jane Austen revealed

“I put it to you that they’ve been snogging,” Austen expert claims

Danaerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 7: Why two of the show's most iconic characters just met

*Spoiler alert* ‘It made sense because we wanted it to happen,’ said the show’s creator David Benioff

Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas of Electro Velvet, the UK’s entrants for this year’s Eurovision contest

The Eurovision flops that became top of the pops

Take note Electro Velvet

Abba perform their winning song 'Waterloo' at the Eurovision Song Contest, 1974

Eurovision: The winners that became big hits

From ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Satellite’ the campest competition in Europe can bring considerable commercial success

Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen