Chris Maume

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

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What have footballer Carlos Tevez (pictured), cricketer Brett Lee and tennis player Pat Cash all done away from sport?

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Now we can see where the right to be forgotten leads, and it’s not good

Stories are being de-listed from Google that the public should be allowed to know about

Tough love: Labour leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband's plan to cut benefits for young people is a risky swing to the right

Threatening to cut young people's Jobseeker Allowance could alienate first-time voters

Remembering The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days by Bill Whitfield & Javon Beard with Tanner Colby

The singer's security men could only watch as hangers-on left him bereft of real friends
Iraqi civilians inspect the aftermath of a recent car bombing in south-east Baghdad in Iraq

It was better to live in Iraq under Saddam

The country has begun to slip into anarchy, but it wasn't always like this. It used to be a much happier and safer place to live

One in four burglary victims experience some kind of mental health issue

Burglars took our peace of mind

When a burglar broke in to Chris Maume's home while the family slept, he stole not only their valuables but the passports for their much-anticipated half-term holiday. A new report highlights the psychological scars burglary can cause

Rik Mayall: Comedian and actor who helped revolutionise the British comedy scene as the punk poet and Cliff Richard fan, Rick

When The Young Ones hit British TV screens in 1982 it revolutionised comedy in this country. Its anarchic slapstick rode the wave of alternative comedy that had crashed on to the shores of British popular culture at the end of the previous decade and helped wash away the comedic old guard. As Rick, the aspiring radical poet whose mouthy bravado failed to conceal a wimpy suburban Cliff Richard fan, Rik Mayall was in the vanguard of the comedy revolution. He went on to appear in other hit sitcoms including Blackadder, The New Statesman and Bottom.

Rik Mayall in 1999

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