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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Andy Hall faces eight years in jail if found guilty

Briton Andy Hall in Thai court on defamation charge after speaking out over ‘human rights abuses’ against migrant workers

Researcher has accused fruit growers over child labour and migrant workers

The Isis flag may be gone, but tensions over Gaza remain high in Tower Hamlets

The black flag may have gone but the sentiments which led to what some insist was a symbol of Islamic extremism being raised over an east London estate within view of the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf were still much in evidence today.

A soldier conducting a dawn foot patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

'Flawed US military justice fails to recognise war crimes, says Amnesty International

Amnesty claims civilian deaths in Afghanistan have not been properly investigated

A swan fountain in the village of Mistley in North East Essex

Thorn Quay is Britain's newest village green - even though there isn't a blade of grass in sight

With its concrete apron, occasional passing HGV or forklift truck and backdrop of decaying industrial buildings, Thorn Quay is far removed from the traditional image of an English village green. The closest it comes to the thwack of leather on willow is the occasional kids’ ball game or hopscotch session on the asphalt.

John Linwood, the former BBC chief technology officer, was fired over the failed Digital Media Initiative

Blame culture at the BBC led to unfair dismissal after £98m IT project failed

A culture of blame-shifting permeated the upper echelons of the BBC and contributed to the unfair dismissal of its former technology chief when a high-profile IT project went badly wrong, an employment tribunal found today.

Chapman Pincher in the sitting room of Berkshire home in 2012

Harry Chapman Pincher dead: Legendary journalist dies aged 100

The former Daily Express investigative reporter was best known for his work to expose the full extent of Soviet penetration of MI5 and MI6

Rescue workers close to the Rafah refugee camp, where the entrance to a UN school was bombed on Sunday

Gaza conflict: Foreign Office urgently investigating reports of British aid worker death

The Foreign Office was tonight investigating reports that a British aid worker was killed this weekend in Gaza while delivering medical supplies.

Israeli infantry troops check their weapons

Israel-Gaza conflict: Revealed - Britain’s 'role' in arming Israel

Evidence that weapons with components made here are being used against Gaza - ranging from weapons control and targeting systems to ammunition, drones and armoured vehicles

Yunus Rahmatullah claims he was subjected to brutal treatment by British soldiers

Pakistani man held for 10 years says he was tortured by British troops in Iraq

A Pakistani man kept in British and then American custody for a decade is suing the UK Government over allegations that he was subjected to torture, including waterboarding, by British troops.

Bernie Ecclestone claims he is a victim of blackmail

Bernie Ecclestone attempts to halt £26m German bribery trial

If found guilty of the corruption charge, Ecclestone, who denies the allegation, faces up to 10 years imprisonment

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