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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Innovator: Birkbeck College is part of the University of London

Birkbeck College academic investigated after allegations of 'research misconduct'

Professor David Latchman and members of his research team have retracted or corrected up to eight studies following an inquiry by fellow academics

A married Army general has said he is planning to come out as gay to highlight what he claims is continuing widespread homophobic discrimination in the armed forces

Army general says he is planning to come out: 'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Officer would be most senior to reveal his homosexuality

Teachers unions and anti-racism said they have recorded an increase in Islamophobic incidents in schools with Muslim pupils in British schools increasingly likely to be taunted as “terrorists”, “paedophiles” or “immigrants”

British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks

Records suggests 'significant' increase in incidents in schools with both parents and teachers reporting verbal and physical attacks against Muslim students

Menai Bridge, in Anglesey, where a businessman dropped his claim last year to minerals extracted from beneath residents’ homes

Manorial rights: MPs demand full review of 'impractical' powers that date back to feudal era

Report labels some assertions as aberrations which may no longer have 'practical significance'

Eric Pickles' letter has been condemned by Muslim leaders

British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'

Mr Cameron was accused of pouring fuel on the fire when he defended his Communities Secretary by saying the letter sent to 1,000 clerics and other Muslim leaders had been 'reasonable, sensible and moderate'

Stuart Kerner was a vice principal at Bexleyheath Academy in Bexleyheath, Kent

Call for new rules after teacher avoids jail term for affair with pupil who 'groomed' him

The Attorney General announced it has no power to ask courts to reconsider

Bexleyheath Academy in Bexleyheath, Kent

Sex teacher Stuart Kerner spared jail after judge says he was 'groomed' by 16-year-old girl

Judge Joanna Greenberg criticised after giving suspended 18-month sentence to religious education teacher, Stuart Kerner, 44, following affair

Graves vandalised at a Jewish Cemetery in Aldershot, Hampshire, in 2005

The new anti-Semitism: 'I looked at his shirt and saw 'Kill the Jews' and was truly shocked'

A Salford rabbi says that Britain's Jewish community is no stranger to casual anti-Semitism, which is back on the rise

Golders Green, where Jewish neighbourhood watch patrols were stepped up this week

The new anti-Semitism: Majority of British Jews feel they have no future in UK, says new study

The report coincides with a general rise in antisemitic attacks last year

A demonstrator holds a neo-Nazi flag during a rally last September

The new anti-Semitism: Young British neo-Nazis are on the rise, campaigners warn

Established far-right groups are collapsing due to infighting among extremists

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness