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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Tower Hamlets’ elected mayor Lutfur Rahman is accused of rigging the ballot

Lutfur Rahman consulting human rights lawyers and vows expulsion from office is 'not the end'

Rahman was found to have committed multiple breaches of electoral law in his campaign last year to be re-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets

Set in stone: Chinese cemetery

France's battlefields: Forgotten heroes all along the Western Front

Cahal Milmo encounters tributes to the war's far-flung heroes

Tower Hamlets’ elected mayor Lutfur Rahman is accused of rigging the ballot

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman found guilty of election corruption and barred from office

The election for the post of Mayor of Tower Hamlets will be re-run after the judgement

Undermined: Theresa May has pledged to implement a 'deport first, appeal later' regime

Nigerian mother and son unlawfully deported by home office set to return to the UK

Theresa May lost a last-ditch legal bid to prevent their return

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea; some 80 per cent of those arriving illegally in Europe have done so only after paying smugglers to facilitate some or all of their passage

Migrant boat disaster: The traffickers that prey on some of the world's most desperate people

The global people smuggling industry is worth an estimated £24bn a year

A ‘view’ of the Loch Ness Monster at Inverness in April 1934. The photograph was later exposed as a hoax

Secret file reveals scandal of the Natural History Museum expert and the Loch Ness Monster 'sighting' that sent Whitehall into a spin

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found Nessie. Now a file obtained by the Independent unveils the extraordinary closing of Establishment ranks that followed

Frank Beck was sentenced to five life terms for a string of child abuse and rape charges

Frank Beck: The convicted paedophile and the claims first made during his trial

It took a throwaway remark to reveal the appalling truth that the respected childcare worker was in reality a serial paedophile

Greville Janner in 1981. The Director of Public Prosecutions said it was a matter of ‘deep regret’ that no charges were ever brought against him

Labour peer Greville Janner avoids child sex abuse charges due to ill health

The Crown Prosecution Service decision has sparked furious reaction from campaigners for victims as Janner goes unpunished

Percy Sledge dies: Soul star and singer of 'When a Man Love a Woman' loses fight with cancer

Former hospital orderly rose to become a national star

The OCR exam board has unveiled a new GCSE syllabus for modern languages which will introduce real-life content designed to appeal more to teenagers

Revamped language GCSEs will see students discuss tattoos and German thrillers

The new syllabus will be offered to English schools from September 2016 if approved by exams watchdog Ofqual

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