Simon Usborne charts the rise of adult colouring books and the ‘Peter Pan’ market they’ve tapped into
Sarah-Cecilie Finkelstein was 13 when she saw her own picture on a missing persons ad. Shocked, she came to realise that she had been abducted by her father as a toddler. Thirty years later, she and her mother are reunited and their story is being told in a new film. Simon Usborne meets the women who missed so much
Police detained Ahmed Adeeb as he stepped on to the Tarmac at the Maldives’ international airport after an official trip to China
Changes in the workplace, the law and public attitudes have robbed trade unions of membership and influence. But in today’s labour market, the low-paid need them more than ever. Simon Usborne asks how the comrades are rising to the challenge
I've spent a lifetime looking down a microscope and there are things that still make me gasp Watching cells pass through a tiny vessel, or dividing and proliferating, or white cells engulfing other cells or bits of dirt: there's something totally fascinating about that kind of movement.
Allegations about the treatment of activists, and the apparent suicide of a campaigner, have meant some last-minute adjustments to the Conservatives’ timetable in Manchester
As the finale of the latest series of “Bake Off” approaches, Simon Usborne explains why this particular “Twee V” show is so popular
Faulks was The Independent's founding literary editor, but left in 1991 to write novels full time. He has published more than 15 novels and returns to themes of war and love in his latest work, Where My Heart Used to Beat
What's in a name? Plenty, if you're building a luxury landmark. Simon Usborne on the word that has come to symbolise privilege in a supercharged market
Given its plays, you may wonder if it should. But, says Simon Usborne, there's more to them than meets the ear
After schools, hospitals and police stations, the format now goes fishing in the Atlantic. Simon Usborne trawls the footage
The site of an attack that killed 37 people in August 1980 is to be demolished
Fresh veg en route to Mars? Just watch that watering can
Simon Usborne looks back on an age of chauvinism and good claret
A couple recently revealed that they lured back a lost pet by playing a video of hot reptile action. Simon Usborne peeps into the libidinous lives of nature’s ultimate sex maniacs
The greatest sitcom ever to be set in a leisure centre is rumoured to be returning to TV. But can its knockabout charm still raise a laugh?