Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.
18 December 2013 12:00 PM
Forget the last-minute dash to splash the cash on presents - there is an alternative approach to giving, and it needn't cost you a penny
From refugee to war reporter: Yalda Hakim fled Afghanistan as a baby and now reports from the world’s conflict zones
08 December 2013 04:52 PM
Yalda Hakim’s face is familiar to millions of BBC viewers abroad and her reporting is also fast earning her a reputation in Britain
04 December 2013 09:30 PM
Simon Usborne asks @HerdyShepherd1 how he came to have such a large 'farmy army'
02 December 2013 03:44 PM
Ten miles in 30 minutes? A teenager on a scooter could do that in less time
27 November 2013 09:15 PM
Bernadine Bishop could be the first writer to win the Costa Book of the Year posthumously
27 November 2013 12:00 AM
Tonight, two literary translators went head to head in a bloodless but book-filled battle. Simon Usborne explores the world of duels fought with dictionaries
26 November 2013 11:44 AM
The painter responsible for the first official portrait of the Danish royal family for 125 years has expressed his surprise after critics likened the work variously to a horror movie poster and a badly-botched Photoshop job.
26 November 2013 10:26 AM
I had become the latest beneficiary of the Metropolitan Police’s response to a well-publicised concentration of cyclist deaths in the capital
22 November 2013 12:57 PM
Coincidental deaths can raise awkward questions - who gets top billing?
22 November 2013 12:00 AM
The author of the 'Narnia' children's books, died an hour before Kennedy. His stepson recalls the day
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
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’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says 'f*** you' to fans who fear he will die before finishing Westeros saga
- 3 Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands L'Oreal campaign after World Cup viral photo
- 4 Britney Spears sings 'Alien' without Auto-Tune in embarrassing leaked audio clip
- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1