Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.
26 March 2014 12:00 AM
Next Monday, the Lee Valley VeloPark opens to the public. Simon Usborne pedalled off for a preview of its four different courses to discover the real meaning of 'Olympic legacy'
23 March 2014 12:00 AM
Sexism, apathy, injury, death… From city commuters to elite professionals, women in the saddle have had it too tough for too long. Finally, female cycling is about to step up a gear
Scam busters: The man who bombarded a con-artist with Shakespeare texts isn't the only victim getting even
19 March 2014 07:00 PM
When Edd Joseph fell for a fake online advert, he sent his scammer nearly 30,000 texts - and counting. His isn't the only revenge
19 March 2014 12:00 AM
Lancashire lad Barry Gibbons became the unlikely boss of Burger King in the US in the late 1980s. It taught him a thing or two about corporate culture, he tells Simon Usborne
19 March 2014 12:00 AM
It started with a request from a tiny British museum running an exhibition about Captain Oates: can we have a dead penguin from the Antarctic? And now, after an intrepid two-year odyssey, it's mission accomplished. Simon Usborne reports
11 March 2014 12:00 AM
Simon Usborne speaks to Kelly Gallagher, the first Briton to win a Winter Paralympics gold, and charts the remarkable story of the visually-impaired skier
The Clink Restaurant in Brixton Prison gives inmates a taste of what life can be like on the outside - and the skills to thrive there
26 February 2014 09:30 PM
Diners at the South London prison's restaurant - which opens to the public tomorrow - must pass government security checks to ensure they have no links to crime or any inmates
19 February 2014 12:00 AM
More and more Britons are choosing to face surgery to offer a stranger a brighter future. Simon Usborne finds out what drives these altruistic kidney donors
18 February 2014 12:00 AM
Bad boy American skier Bode Miller is not one of the sport's wallflowers, fighting both personal tragedy and ageing limbs to compete in Sochi
17 February 2014 02:42 PM
Grief can do strange things to your judgement and reason, but any decisions made by family and friends must respected by everyone else
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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