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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Nick Griffin lost his seat in Strasbourg as the BNP’s vote dropped to one per cent

Nick Griffin quits as BNP leader: Banned schoolteacher Adam Walker appointed as chairman as party founders

Mr Walker described Britain as a 'multicultural sh**hole' in a speech last year

Image of Buk-M1 launcher in the vicinity of the MH17 crash

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Evidence mounting of pro-Russian link to attack

Social media offering vital clues into responsibility for outrage

The crash site of the MH17 flight between the two villages of Rozsypne and Hrabove

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: No forensic investigators, co-ordination or body bags as Ukraine locals are left to scour gruesome scene

This corner of Ukraine is woefully ill-equipped for the aftermath of a disaster of this magnitude

Former ‘X Factor’ judge Tulisa Contostavlos outside Southwark Crown Court in London

Former News of the World journalist posed as a 'big shot' movie mogul to lure singer Tulisa into an alleged plot to supply cocaine, court hears

Ms Contostavlos bragged that she had in her youth been part of a gang which sold crack cocaine

The study of nearly 40 patients in their final year of life found that some were taking as many as 10 medications a day

The NHS must improve care for patients suffering from 'multimorbidity', says study

The study of nearly 40 patients in their final year of life found that some were taking as many as 10 medications a day

Genuine Fake

Mayfair hails convicted faker Myatt as a genuine artist with new exhibition

Repentant counterfeiter has found a second artistic wind by selling reproduction artworks openly marketed as fakes

Campaign group is 'appalled' after proposed case accusing defence companies of torture equipment marketing collapses

State prosecutors were yesterday accused of “abject failure” to ensure two defence companies answer allegations of marketing torture equipment at the world’s largest arms fair in London after a private case against the firms collapsed.

Flight records from the Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia have been lost

Diego Garcia: Investigation into Government complicity in CIA programme is 'expedient on grounds of national security', says senior MP

Conservative MP Andrew Tylie said the 'full truth' of whether there was British knowledge of the practice may now never be known.

The UK-owned Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia

Government needs to 'come clean' about extent of its knowledge of US activities on UK soil, campaigners say

The Foreign Office said flight records for US aircraft to and from the island of Diego Garcia had been partially destroyed

Ray Whelan was arrested at a luxury hotel and taken for questioning by police in Rio de Janeiro

World Cup 2014: Blatter’s nephew connected to firm at centre of World Cup tickets scandal

Fifa and its president have questions to answer as police investigate British commercial partner

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