Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.
Oscar Pistorius sentence: Judge Masipa might have shown mercy, but she has delivered perfect justice
21 October 2014 11:18 AM
Sentencing Pistorius to five years in jail is a fair judgement for both Pistorius and the Steenkamps
Sir Jocelyn Stevens: Newspaper executive who helped rescue the 'Evening Standard' and 'Daily Express' and funded Radio Caroline
14 October 2014 12:00 AM
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.
11 October 2014 12:00 AM
1. The father of which singer and songwriter, who released an album last month, fought in the First World War?
02 October 2014 02:09 PM
The radical politeness of Hong Kong's protesters may be impromptu, but it’s strategically savvy too
George Shuba: Baseball player who won a World Series but was better known for his part in 'A Handshake for the Century'
01 October 2014 12:00 AM
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".
27 September 2014 12:00 AM
Here are the answers to this week's quiz
27 September 2014 12:00 AM
1. Which actress had a lion called Winston Churchill and a monkey called King Kong?
25 September 2014 03:54 PM
In the week of Emma Watson’s clarion call, how can golf allow such attitudes to persist?
18 September 2014 03:52 PM
Then again, his support of independence should come as no surprise
13 September 2014 12:00 AM
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?
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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