Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.
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
The Independent is banned from Azerbaijan's Baku World Challenge for wanting to look beyond the marketing hype
20 November 2013 10:00 PM
The Independent was supposed to wake up this morning under the plushest sheets known to Azerbaijan. But a construction tycoon and friend of the President who had been due to host this reporter in Baku, the former Soviet republic's capital city, decided at the 11th hour that he was not welcome. So I'm still here in London, left out in the warmth.
20 November 2013 12:00 AM
Since 1927, Jack Haddock has lived in the same council house – a rare symbol of stability in a system now under threat
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Ebola virus: UK health officials issue warning to doctors as experts admit the outbreak 'is not under control'
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star dies at age 45 after suffering from cancer
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