Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
Royal baby playlist: Songs that may (or may not) reflect Britain's mood in response to arrival of the Prince of Cambridge
23 July 2013 11:41 AM
Listen here and give us your suggestions for songs to include
23 July 2013 09:58 AM
The American actor Dennis Farina, a former Chicago policeman best known for playing tough guy roles on both sides of the law, has died aged 69.
22 July 2013 02:38 PM
Lovebox organisers say they were forced to cancel Lil' Kim's appearance at the London-based festival this weekend after the singer arrived late.
American tour snuffed out: Emotional Morrissey hints at withdrawal from music business after 'lack of funding' forces yet another cancellation
22 July 2013 10:56 AM
Morrissey has already cancelled the majority of his tour dates this year due to ill health. But now the former The Smiths frontman has had to axe what remained of his South American tour due to a “lack of funding” - and has hinted that he is set to abandon the music business in favour of the “art of doing nothing”.
Masters Of Sex: Michael Sheen set to hit British television screens as 1950s sex expert William Masters
22 July 2013 10:02 AM
Channel 4 is known for broadcasting controversial documentaries about sex. But the channel is now set to showcase a "classy period drama" featuring Michael Sheen as a pioneering sex expert.
22 July 2013 09:27 AM
Hide behind your sofas: the Daleks are among the Time Lord's fearsome foes set to make a return for the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who.
05 July 2013 01:13 PM
Jessie J has quit the BBC's talent show The Voice after just two series in order to promote a new record.
05 July 2013 12:05 PM
Former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins has caused outrage with an appearance on ITV’s This Morning by claiming that she “didn’t like” children with "lower class” names such as Charmaine, Chantelle, Chardonnay and Tyler and that she would prevent her own offspring from playing with them.
05 July 2013 10:46 AM
Geordie Shore depicts the city of Newcastle’s young people as airheaded hedonists with the sexual decorum of bonobo chimps, The Independent’s TV critic once remarked.
05 July 2013 09:36 AM
The former lead singer of The Nolans, a 1980s girl group best known for hits "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" and "Don't Make Waves", has died of breast cancer aged 52.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
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Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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