Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.
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.
27 December 2013 07:02 PM
Leading session drummer who played with Jackson, Houston, Wonder, Clapton, Collins, Midler and Jarreau
22 December 2013 07:19 PM
Giant of British sports broadcasting whose sheer professionalism kept him at the top for four decades
20 December 2013 06:52 PM
He is the most popular TV actor of his generation. So why has the man behind Del Boy and Frost never tested his talents in Hollywood?
12 December 2013 03:35 PM
The award recognises impact, not ethics. But in the Pope's case, we have a voice reminding us of tenderness, mercy and compassion
Private Edward Heffron: Private with Easy Company whose wartime exploits were recorded in the HBO series 'Band of Brothers'
11 December 2013 12:00 AM
Edward "Babe" Heffron was a soldier whose Second World War service as a member of the US Army's famed Easy Company was recounted in the book and TV miniseries Band of Brothers. Heffron and his comrades fought some of the war's fiercest battles. A paratrooper in Company E, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Heffron took part in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and helped liberate the Kaufering concentration camp in Landsberg. He received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
05 December 2013 02:49 PM
Will there even be state pensions by the time my children grow up?
04 December 2013 09:30 PM
The coach of Chalfont St Peter's under-10s football team was relieved of his duties after he sent an email to parents that said: "I am only interested in winning"
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo