Simon Usborne

Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.

Veterans are exposing military imposters

The number of people falsely claiming illustrious military backgrounds is on the rise. Simon Usborne meets the vigilantes intent on exposing these real-life Walter Mittys

An abducted child tells the story of her stolen life, 30 years later

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

Professor Robert Winston on the beauty of intestinal tracts

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.

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Is there trouble ahead for Jeremy Corbyn?

Having an outspoken sibling is trying enough in ordinary life. In politics, it can cost votes. Simon Usborne asks if figures like Jeremy Corbyn can afford brothers like Piers