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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Dublin-born Ibrahim Halawa, now 18, was arrested with his three sisters after being caught up in protests in Cairo in August 2013

Ibrahim Halawa: Irish teenager faces execution in Egypt after attending pro-democracy rally

He is one 493 detainees charged collectively

Agretti is often compared to its relative, samphire, though is closer in taste to spinach

Agretti: the Italian vegetable that chefs are fighting over

Seed supplies for the prized delicacy have run out in Britain, forcing restaurateurs and allotment-keepers to grow their own stocks

Books written by famous names, such as 'Harry Potter' author J K Rowling, are more popular with today's youngsters

Students 'seriously under-challenged' by the books they are given at school, study claims

The survey found pupils prefer books that have been turned into movies

Photo issued by North Yorkshire Police of Claudia Lawrence, as officers carried out searches of an alleyway outside her home on 25 February, 2015

Police: Secret lovers of missing chef Claudia Lawrence are lying to us

Police conducted searches in an alleyway behind her home in York as her family prepared to mark what would have been her 41st birthday this week

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was finalised in Brussels last year – some three years later than initially expected

Tobacco industry waged ‘David and Goliath’ campaign against EU

British Medical Journal claims that the industry sought to 'subvert the democratic process'

Bristol Balloon Fiesta: A place where love flies to cloud nine

The long march to the Big White Streaker: British landmarks get a cultural revolution

Nearly 300 million people were asked to come up with names for each of 101 British locations or delicacies

The owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets sold worldwide Michele Ferrero

Michele Ferrero dead: Death of the world’s most successful confectioner

Farewell to tycoon  behind Nutella, Kinder eggs and the diplomats’ favourite

Dumped: the League Against Cruel Sports said the dumping of pheasants, left, ‘comes as no surprise’

Secret photos of dozens of pheasants dumped into a pit expose 'myths' of hunting industry

Exclusive: Pictures reveal ‘stink pit’ filled with bird and animal carcasses

Nao customer service robots are being trialled in Japanese banks in April

Robot revolution gathers pace – but at what cost to jobs?

Report says automation use will double over next 10 years

There is now ample evidence to show a link between dietary fat and heart disease

Dietary advice from the 1970s found to be a big fat mistake

Research issued 40 years ago was not based on solid evidence

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003