Chris Maume

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

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Jean-Luc Dehaene obituary: Politician who fought hard to keep Belgium together and went on to lead Uefa’s Financial Fair Play initiative

His withdrawal of Belgian troops from Rwanda opened the door to genocide; he said he had no regrets

Running into an early grave? So what? I run to feel smug - not healthy

I can safely say that during the entire time I trained for either of my marathons, there wasn’t a single second when I felt anything other than pain

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Sheikh Nazim: Leading figure of Sufism who became recognised as one of the world's foremost scholars of the Islamic faith

Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Qubrusi al-Haqqani was a leading figure of Sufism, the mystical branch of the Islamic faith. Imam Shakir Alemdar, the vice grand mufti of Cyprus, hailed the Cypriot-born Sheikh Nazim as one of the world's great Islamic scholars and a spiritual leader to followers of Sufism, which traces its origins to the roots of Islam itself about 1,500 years ago.

Leslie Thomas obituary: Barnardo’s boy who became a reporter then drew on his National Service experience to write ‘The Virgin Soldiers’

He lost his virginity to ‘Juicy Lucy’ for 30 shillings. ‘She gave me back  10 bob because I was inept’

6 July 2005: Londoners in Trafalgar Square celebrate the announcement that their city will host the 2012 Olympic Games

If Rio can’t handle the 2016 Olympics, London must offer an encore

Preparations in Rio are in disarray, so why not let London relive the glory of 2012?

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Hats off to Paul Weller – if only there were more pop stars like him

His outburst was a welcome attack on the sleazebags and parasites who blight everyday life with their cheapskate schemes and tawdry little enterprises

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