Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.
24 May 2013 07:56 PM
Deep in Tory heartland, Simon Usborne discovers party activists are not happy with their leader, his friends or his policies
24 May 2013 01:00 AM
As the Giro tackles the brutal climb, Simon Usborne takes on the snow and switchbacks – and soon realises what the fuss is about
23 May 2013 09:01 AM
The Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis’s date for his movie premieres isn’t arm candy – it’s his 87-year-old friend who he saved from homelessness. Bravo, says Simon Usborne
Further Space Oddity: Jeremy Paxman grills British astronaut Major Tim Peake in weirdly aggressive Newsnight interview
21 May 2013 11:56 AM
'But what’s the point?' Paxman asks Peake. 'You’re just drifting around, aren’t you?'
21 May 2013 12:00 AM
The murder of her husband by al-Qa'ida shocked the world. But the bereavement inspired her work for peace and justice, she tells Simon Usborne
20 May 2013 06:12 PM
If you feel you need more Stephen Fry in your life, the actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, presenter, director, activist, and board member of Norwich City Football Club has launched possibly the world’s most self-regarding app.
15 May 2013 11:59 PM
First he was shot, stuffed and introduced to Queen Victoria. Now Britain's most celebrated walrus is leaving his home on a fake iceberg in south-east London for his first glimpse of the sea for more than a century.
15 May 2013 07:00 PM
After making a fortune from Polly Pocket and a doll's house shaped like a teapot, the entrepreneur has turned his creativity to a transporter truck for the developing world.
15 May 2013 04:55 PM
Rotten Tomatoes reviews site has given latest instalment a perfect 100 per cent
09 May 2013 06:00 PM
Elton John is championing their rise to the world’s most famous flowerbeds
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