Chris Maume

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

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Oscar Pistorius is led out of court in Pretoria. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius sentence: Judge Masipa might have shown mercy, but she has delivered perfect justice

Sentencing Pistorius to five years in jail is a fair judgement for both Pistorius and the Steenkamps

Stevens, with arm raised, and 'Daily Express' colleagues at the end of a print strike in 1971

Sir Jocelyn Stevens: Newspaper executive who helped rescue the 'Evening Standard' and 'Daily Express' and funded Radio Caroline

Jocelyn Stevens spent his career saving lost causes and lame ducks, beginning with Queen magazine, moving on to the Evening Standard, the Daily Express and the Royal College of Arts, and most recently English Heritage. There were plenty of casualties along the way – "Piranha Teeth", as Private Eye referred to him, took pride in having sacked 11 RCA professors in one day – but he generally got the job done. "I just hate to lose," he once said.

The Pope banned Machiavelli's <em><b>The Prince</b></em> in 1559 for promoting anti-Christian beliefs. It is a political manifesto, examining power structures and promoting military rule, which Machiavelli wrote in 1513 but which was only published after his death.

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1. The father of which singer and songwriter, who released an album last month, fought in the First World War?

Protesters rest following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Is this the coolest and most civilised uprising ever?

The radical politeness of Hong Kong's protesters may be impromptu, but it’s strategically savvy too

Shuba performs his historic handshake with Jackie Robinson in Jersey City in 1946

George Shuba: Baseball player who won a World Series but was better known for his part in 'A Handshake for the Century'

The baseball player George "Shotgun" Shuba was a member of the 1955 World Series champions, the Brooklyn Dodgers. But his name went down not just in sporting annals but in the entire history of American race relations when on 18 April 1946 he performed the apparently innocuous act of shaking a team-mate's hand. That team-mate was Jackie Robinson, and a photograph of the moment (pictured left) became known as "A Handshake for the Century".

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Exuberant personality: Malorie Blackman

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brainteaser

1. Which actress had a lion called Winston Churchill and a monkey called King Kong?

Emma Watson speaks at the HeForShe campaign at the United Nations in New York

This ‘parading’ of Ryder Cup wives really has to stop

In the week of Emma Watson’s clarion call, how can golf allow such attitudes to persist?

Andy Murray has backed independence

Scottish independence: It’s sad to see Andy Murray falling into the ‘No equals negativity’ trap

Then again, his support of independence should come as no surprise

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. Which group, who had UK chart hits in the '50s, '60s and '70s, and currently exists in two versions, has had more than 60 members?

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It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
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