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

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells

Aphalara itadori were found to pose no threat to native species

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

Plant louse found to inhibit rapid growth of the knotweed

Armoured police vans leaves Westminster Magistrates Court shortly after the appearance of four men charged over an alleged terror plot

Terror plot suspects planned to murder police officers or soldiers in drive-by shooting, court hears

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

Some of the items of jewellery stolen from Graff Diamonds

Diamond stolen by master thieves allegedly reappears seven years later

Inside the glamorous world of multimillion-dollar diamond thieves

British businessman Shrien Dewani sits in the dock before the start of his trial at the Western Cape High Court, Cape Town,

Shrien Dewani trial: Murderer of Anni Dewani says he was told 'a man wants his spouse dead’

A hitman convicted of murdering the wife of Briton Shrien Dewani claims that the killing was the result of a plot instigated by a man who “wanted his spouse dead”.

Demonstrators covered in oil protest against Canadian tar sands last year

Tar sands oil imports: EU accused of putting commerce before the environment over plans to abandon ‘highly polluting’ label

The proposed move means refiners would be freer to import large quantities of the fossil fuel from Canada

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

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Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

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Let's talk about loss

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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
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The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

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How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

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