Chris Maume

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

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Mandy Rice-Davies was a key figure in the Profumo Affair

Mandy Rice-Davies: Showgirl who became famous for her part in the Profumo affair and went on to enjoy a successful business career

It was while giving evidence at the trial of the society osteopath Stephen Ward in 1963 that Mandy Rice-Davies uttered perhaps the most famous retort in British legal history.

The Tor software system has built a reputation as the 'dark internet' – an ungoverned and seemingly ungovernable space where web users can surf with complete anonymity.

Dark net: We have the technology to trace internet paedophiles – let’s make sure we use it

Shouldn’t internet providers be made entirely responsible for the content they convey?

Queen Fabiola of Belgium: Spanish aristocrat headhunted to marry King Baudouin of Belgium, to whom she was a popular consort

In the late 1950s it was decided that King Baudouin I, who had been on the Belgian throne for nine years, was lonely and needed a queen. An Irish nun from the Legion of Mary, Sister Veronica O'Brien, was sent by the future Cardinal Suenens, then auxiliary bishop of Malenes, to scour Europe for a suitable bride. The king gave two conditions: she had to be aristocratic, and like him she had to be a devout Catholic.

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1. Which is Africa's only country with Spanish as an official language?

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Books of the year 2014: Sport, from Oscar Pistorius to Kevin Pietersen's autobiography

John Carlin's The Trials of Oscar Pistorius: Chase Your Shadow contends that, in these post-Mandela days the exceedingly complex Pistorius is a more telling and accurate symbol of South Africa even than Madiba himself

Tony Blair speaks on stage at the 2nd Annual Save The Children Illumination Gala

Tony Blair's award from Save the Children raises an important question: are they joking?

Had Blair been in Downing Street in the 1960s our brave boys would probably have been slugging it out with the Vietcong

Oscar Pistorius

Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius, John Carlin, review: A skilful analysis of the Blade Runner’s fall from grace

He had exemplified his country’s task of overcoming the legacy of its past; now, says Carlin, he was reflecting it at its worst

9. Which now-rare disease of humans and animals, characterised by black skin lesions, takes its name from the Greek word for coal?

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1. 'Keep Fighting' was a sign on the wall of which football team's dressing room in the 1960s?

Which scientific phrase was first uttered by the astronomer Fred Hoyle on BBC radio in 1949?

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. The Rev CL Jackson was also known as 'The Million Dollar Voice'. Who was his soul singer daughter?

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