Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.
26 March 2014 12:00 AM
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
24 March 2014 01:05 PM
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.
20 March 2014 03:54 PM
Perhaps it's a sign of maturity, of a willingness to countenance the outside world
‘Wild Bill’Guarnere: Bemedalled soldier whose exploits in Europe were dramatised in the HBO series 'Band of Brothers'
12 March 2014 12:00 AM
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.
09 March 2014 05:50 PM
Guitarist and songwriter with the German band Trio who had a worldwide hit in 1982 with ‘Da Da Da’
07 March 2014 12:00 AM
Quite apart From all the scandalous stories of drugs and intimidation, one of the most fascinating revelations in Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong comes in the first two paragraphs.
06 March 2014 02:27 PM
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
27 February 2014 01:41 PM
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
23 February 2014 06:26 PM
Singer and missionary who was immortalised as Louisa in the stage show and film ‘The Sound of Music’
16 February 2014 12:00 AM
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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