Cahal Milmo

Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.

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Armoured police vans leaves Westminster Magistrates Court shortly after the appearance of four men charged over an alleged terror plot

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The Royal Courts of Justice in London

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Mary Kidson allegedly visited many doctors before getting the treatment she thought her daughter required

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