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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Queen Victoria's majestic knickers are knocked down for £6,000

The super-sized silk underwear are part of a growing trade in celebrity smalls

Christopher Hill was targeted by spy catchers in the Fifties

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Newly declassified documents show how the security service failed to find evidence of treason amongst eminent historians

'Super expert': Dr Thierry Hertoghe

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Self-described "super-expert" defends his methods in court

Professor Wagih El Masri, a consultant spinal injuries surgeon, with the patient Darek Fidyka

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Aphalara itadori were found to pose no threat to native species

Japanese knotweed: Tiny insect could finally tame Britain's most invasive plant

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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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Four men are accused of obtaining a gun with a silencer and carrying out “hostile reconnaissance” of police station and barracks

Andargachew “Andy” Tsege from London was seized at an airport in Yemen in June

Government blasted for 'dodging obligations' and not pressing for release of Brit on death row in Ethiopia

Political refugee Andy Tsege 'kidnapped' by Ethopia and possibly facing torture

The Royal Courts of Justice in London

Judge blasts Southwark Council for evicting Sudanese tenant and destroying all of his possessions

High Court judge rules that housing officers entered a conspiracy to 'harm' refugee

Mary Kidson allegedly visited many doctors before getting the treatment she wanted for her daughter

Mother accused of poisoning daughter with hormones went 'doctor shopping' for preferred diagnosis, court hears

Mary Kidson visited Belgian doctor described as 'a quack'

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

Mother Mary Kidson ‘plied daughter with unnecessary medication’

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

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