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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'Super expert': Dr Thierry Hertoghe

Controversial Belgian 'anti-ageing' doctor Thierry Hertoghe gives evidence at poisoning trial

Self-described "super-expert" defends his methods in court

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

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by 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”.

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

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New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?