Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.
Who would favour 45-week school terms? Tory strategists, clearly - but anyone with children ought to think twice
30 January 2014 02:27 PM
My nine-year-old daughter was horror-struck
Ruth Duccini: Actress who became the second-last survivor of the 124 Munchkins in the 1939 classic 'The Wizard of Oz'
28 January 2014 12:00 AM
Ruth Duccini was the last of the original female Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz. Uncredited, Duccini, who was four feet tall, played one of 124 Munchkin townspeople in the 1939 classic. There is now only one surviving Munchkin, Jerry Maren.
23 January 2014 01:31 PM
Perhaps parent-teacher evenings should, where appropriate, be as much about the parents as about the children
21 January 2014 12:00 AM
Sometimes, the media reports the death of a public figure – or even a private one – when he or she is very much alive. Obits editor Chris Maume explains how it happens
17 January 2014 07:00 PM
A familiar story of Lennon's post-Beatles years – with some fascinating new detail
Term-time holiday: All respect to the Sutherland family, but the law's the law - and it's not so bad
16 January 2014 04:38 PM
Also germane to the issue is the pumping-up of travel prices during school breaks
11 January 2014 12:00 AM
An aural odyssey that takes us from the echoes of a London sewer to the world’s quietest place – and beyond
10 January 2014 08:45 PM
Tom Jones was chief executive of the US aerospace company Northrop for 30 years and took it to the top of its field during the Cold War while weathering a series of scandals. He took the company from a secondary aerospace subcontractor to a leading manufacturer of military aircraft, including the F-5 and F-18 fighter jets and the B-2 stealth bomber.
09 January 2014 06:30 PM
Some people will do anything for money
Henri Rechatin: Tightrope walker who traversed Niagara Falls and once spent six months 66 feet above a supermarket
07 January 2014 12:00 AM
Henri Rechatin was a celebrated French tightrope walker and chair-balancer who was known professionally as Henry's and was often compared to The Great Blondin. Over a long career he balanced high above the Alps, Niagara Falls and for months over a supermarket in his home town of Saint-Etienne.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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