Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.
Mandy Rice-Davies: Showgirl who became famous for her part in the Profumo affair and went on to enjoy a successful business career
19 December 2014 06:27 PM
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.
11 December 2014 06:36 PM
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
08 December 2014 06:49 PM
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.
06 December 2014 12:00 AM
1. Which is Africa's only country with Spanish as an official language?
06 December 2014 12:00 AM
Here are the answers to this week's quiz...
04 December 2014 07:00 PM
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
26 November 2014 05:35 PM
Had Blair been in Downing Street in the 1960s our brave boys would probably have been slugging it out with the Vietcong
Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius, John Carlin, review: A skilful analysis of the Blade Runner’s fall from grace
23 November 2014 01:11 PM
He had exemplified his country’s task of overcoming the legacy of its past; now, says Carlin, he was reflecting it at its worst
22 November 2014 12:00 AM
1. 'Keep Fighting' was a sign on the wall of which football team's dressing room in the 1960s?
08 November 2014 12:00 AM
1. The Rev CL Jackson was also known as 'The Million Dollar Voice'. Who was his soul singer daughter?
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
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