Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.
Liam Griffin interview: Director of taxi firm Addison Lee on the battle against the mobile phone cab apps
03 October 2014 12:00 AM
The apps jostle for space, fighting to be tapped in a global war for fares that is at its fiercest on the streets of London.
30 September 2014 12:00 AM
27 September 2014 12:00 AM
25 September 2014 07:10 PM
Daniel Raven-Ellison: 'We have eight million trees in London; the world’s largest urban forest'
23 September 2014 08:07 PM
An excavation of the New York Times' archive has revealed the existence of a time capsule due to be dug up next year in the presence of Obama. What could be in it, asks Simon Usborne
18 September 2014 09:20 PM
Sir David Spiegelhalter came up with the idea after discovering an uncanny coincidence in a graveyard in Whitby...
17 September 2014 10:00 PM
Frame and fork: Full carbon
Gears: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Brakes: Shimano disc brakes (mechanical)
Wheels: DT Swiss X-1900 Spline
15 September 2014 07:36 PM
When Elizabeth Stringer Keefe was given a wedding photo that had been found at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11, it became her mission to try to track down the people in the picture, dead or alive, in the hope of returning the snap to its rightful owner. Thirteen years later, she has finally been able to do just that. Simon Usborne hears her extraordinary story
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
American artist Nathan Sawaya is making art from a million pieces - and he's on his way to Britain
11 September 2014 09:30 PM
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more