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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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

Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa is a keen equestrian sportsman

Prince Nasser of Bahrain stripped of UK diplomatic immunity, sparking demands for fresh probe into torture allegations

Bahraini government criticises 'politically motivated and opportunistic attempt to misuse British legal system'

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