Chris Maume

Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.

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6 July 2005: Londoners in Trafalgar Square celebrate the announcement that their city will host the 2012 Olympic Games

If Rio can’t handle the 2016 Olympics, London must offer an encore

Preparations in Rio are in disarray, so why not let London relive the glory of 2012?

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Hats off to Paul Weller – if only there were more pop stars like him

His outburst was a welcome attack on the sleazebags and parasites who blight everyday life with their cheapskate schemes and tawdry little enterprises

It isn’t a proper rock gig if you don’t leave with your ears ringing

My personal belief is that volume levels have dropped since the golden age of rock

Cornish surfers and their white-on-white racism – is that even possible?

Racist remarks and jokes depend on historic power imbalances

Rabbi Cohen in 2006 at a conference in Tehran to show support for Lebanon and the Palestinians

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen: Rabbi who devoted his life to representing the interests of Iran's Jewish community, one of the world's oldest

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen was Iran's former chief rabbi and one of the cornerstones of the country's Jewish community. He was the spiritual leader of Iran's Jews from 1993-2007, and remained a senior rabbi after he retired and Rabbi Mashallah Golestani took over.

Won't cutting FA grassroots funding hurt the beautiful game?

It feels like a vicious circle: fewer players, less money

The veteran Labour politician and campaigner for socialism Tony Benn

Tony Benn, James Rebhorn and the rise of the 'selfie' obituary

The late James Rebhorn and Tony Benn both compiled their own obituaries. These new 'selfies' show the lives of the famous in a different light

Ignatius Zakka Iwas: Leader of one of the oldest Christian sects who was noted for his contributions to ecumenical dialogue

The Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Zakka Iwas, was the leader of one of world’s oldest Christian sects. He was noted for his involvement in ecumenical dialogue – he was a president of the World Council of Churches and was also a prolific author. He had acted as an observer at the Second Vatican Council.

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