Chris Maume

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

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The veteran Labour politician and campaigner for socialism Tony Benn

Tony Benn, James Rebhorn and the rise of the 'selfie' obituary

The late James Rebhorn and Tony Benn both compiled their own obituaries. These new 'selfies' show the lives of the famous in a different light

Ignatius Zakka Iwas: Leader of one of the oldest Christian sects who was noted for his contributions to ecumenical dialogue

The Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Zakka Iwas, was the leader of one of world’s oldest Christian sects. He was noted for his involvement in ecumenical dialogue – he was a president of the World Council of Churches and was also a prolific author. He had acted as an observer at the Second Vatican Council.

Pharrell Williams comes to rescue on Kylie Minogue's album

That ‘love’ features less in modern pop music shouldn't break anyone's heart

Perhaps it's a sign of maturity, of a willingness to countenance the outside world

Guarnere takes part in a Veterans Day parade in Media, Pennsylvania in 2004

‘Wild Bill’Guarnere: Bemedalled soldier whose exploits in Europe were dramatised in the HBO series 'Band of Brothers'

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere was one of the Second World War veterans whose exploits were dramatised in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Based on the book by historian Stephen Ambrose, and with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg among its producers, it followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of the war's fiercest European battles, including the D-Day Normandy invasion, through the war's end in 1945.

Krawinkel in his Trio days: he wrote the music for the band’s biggest hit

Gert “Kralle” Krawinkel

Guitarist and songwriter with the German band Trio who had a worldwide hit in 1982 with ‘Da Da Da’

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur, book review

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World Book Day: I'd turn to JK Rowling's children's books over Enid Blyton's books any day

I was sniffy about the exploits of Harry Potter until I began reading the books to my daughter at bedtime, at which point I became a total convert

Never mind sharp-elbow parenting, David Laws. True equality of opportunity would mean the abolition of private education

The Schools Minister thinks we need pushy parents and more scholarships. But a few poor bright sparks mingling with posh kids is not going to bring about a fairer society

Maria, centre, and two of her sisters performing with the family

Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp

Singer and missionary who was immortalised as Louisa in the stage show and film ‘The Sound of Music’

Days like these: 16 February 1957

In the postwar years BBC TV, in  line with government policy, had operated the “Toddlers’ Truce”, a television-free hour between  6pm and 7pm designed to let parents get the children into bed. The BBC were happy – it saved them money – but the advent of commercial television brought pressure from the ITV companies, who saw it as lost advertising revenue. The Postmaster-General, Charles Hill, weighed in, criticising the Truce  as BBC paternalism. On Saturday  16 February 1957, it disappeared:  the BBC’s first transmission was  Six-Five Special.

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