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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Carl Hans Lody, who spied in Britain

A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The first execution at the Tower of London for 167 years

No.12 London, 6 November 1914: Carl Hans Lody was an inept agent. But he impressed his British captors with his dignified bearing as he faced a firing squad of Guardsmen, writes Cahal Milmo

Selex ES, an Anglo-Italian defence firm which manufactures weapon-targeting systems and supplies drones, has won the contract to provide surveillance cameras, security fencing and communications equipment for more than 20 venues, including the athletes’ village, for the Games

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 criticised for striking deal with arms firm

Campaigners criticise 'totally unacceptable' arrangement with drone firm

Oliver Cameron needs a kidney transplant, but the Home Office has refused a visa to his sister Keisha, a perfect tissue match

The perfect transplant match – but not for the Home Office: Would you give up a kidney just to get into Britain?

Oliver Cameron tells Cahal Milmo how the heartlessness of Britain’s immigration policy is preventing his sister’s mercy mission from Jamaica

A person walks along the beach in Sandbanks

Sandbanks: The millionaires' seaside haven spoiled by booze, strippers and naked butlers

The calm of the millionaires’ enclave of Sandbanks, Dorset, has been shattered by the rise of ‘party houses’ for hire. Now the local Tory MP is campaigning for tougher anti-social laws

The spread of the TR4 fungus represents an expanded threat to global banana production

Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus Panama disease decimates global banana crop

Disease spreads from Asia to Africa and may already have jumped to crucial plantations in Latin America

A aircraft sprays fungicide over a plantation

‘Noah’s Ark’ of the fruit world where the banana seeds of 1,600 varieties are grown

Even if TR4 does its worst, there is still hope. Cahal Milmo visits Belgium’s World Banana Collection, home to thousands of varieties waiting to replenish the global supply

One scenario being taken seriously by the UN is pre-arranged “face-offs” - modelled on the film Braveheart - between rival militias

Exclusive: UN draws up peacekeeping plans in event of Scottish Yes vote

UN's traditional 'blue helmet' colour scheme is in doubt as it could be misinterpreted as a show of support for an independent Scotland

Lutfur Rahman was elected as an independent mayor after being dumped by Labour

TV report alleges Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman tried to buy influence with charitable grants

Lutfur Rahman was elected as an independent mayor after being dumped by Labour

Coughing German 'cheats' shock genteel world of bridge

In the words of World Bridge Federation, it was “reprehensible conduct” of the highest order. By dint of carefully timed coughs, two German doctors cheated their way to the pinnacle of this most genteel of card games.

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Exclusive: British Government under fire for pollution of pristine lagoon

The FCO has admitted that British 'no discharge policy' was not complied with by US vessels

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