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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Ramblers have relied on OS maps for decades

Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?

Rival mapmakers are accusing our national cartographer of dirty tricks

‘Blood Swept Lands’ was an installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies to remember each of the war dead

The 'crass insensitivity' of Tower’s luxury dinner for arms dealers, days after poppy display

Event was held just days after ceramic poppy display was focus of Great War commemorations

Former Arsenal and England star, Sol Campbell

Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Ex-England man joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg

Dominc Grieve argued Prince Charles’ letters could be ‘seriously damaging’

The 'black spider' memos: Government’s last-ditch bid to keep Prince Charles’ letters secret

It is nine years since the first request to see the letters

For three years between 2010 and late 2013 the flow of densely-argued lawyerly material from Andrew Benson continued unabated

Top solicitor accused of inventing hearings, calls and documents in 'breathtaking' three-year lie

Andrew Benson is under investigation for an astonishing long-term deception

Young adults and people in work are now more likely than pensioners to be in poverty in Britain

The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever

Low pay and high rent push a third of young people into poverty

Scrabble champion Craig Beevers, 33, top, beat Chris Lipe from Clinton, New York

Britain gets its first Scrabble world champion for 21 years

Craig Beevers organises Scrabble tournaments and has been playing for more than 12 years

Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict

Weapons were of kind 'likely to have been used against the people of Gaza'

British policemen stand guard over men from the village of Kariobangi, north-east of Nairobi, while their huts are searched for evidence that they participated in the Mau Mau rebellion

Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Thousands of elderly people claim mistreatment, rape and torture by colonial forces
The website had 584 feeds from premises in Britain

We can't easily shut down Russian webcam hackers, admits Information Commissioner

Russian website hosting feeds of 10,000 hacked cameras worldwide

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game