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.
15 February 2014 12:00 AM
Armed with nothing more than the hope of building a life in the UK, hundreds of refugees from Syria, Egypt, and other war-torn countries have risked their lives to reach the other side of the Channel
12 February 2014 05:56 PM
The data watchdog has warned ministers that staff at blue-chip companies, including leading law firms, suspected of illegally obtaining personal information will escape jail if convicted of criminal offences because of their failure to enact legislation.
Designs of the Year 2014 nominations: From a floating school to a Lego calendar, these are a feast for the eyes
10 February 2014 12:02 AM
An app which promotes child safety by killing off its characters with grisly inventiveness; bottle caps that become building blocks; a floating classroom; and an aircraft that weighs less than a Galapagos tortoise.
09 February 2014 05:46 PM
Documents released by the American former CIA employee claim that the agency is at the forefront of efforts to develop “offensive” online techniques
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
Tasting notes of prime ministers' cellar tell the story of official hospitality
A new excuse for burying bad news? Cambridge professor seeks assurances from Foreign Office over declassification of its archives
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
Some 600,000 documents that shed light on Britain's recent past may be released only slowly, or not at all, for lack of staff
04 February 2014 09:14 PM
Phone-hacking trial told how News International wanted to halt civil claim
31 January 2014 07:29 PM
Cold? Fed up with the weather? It could be worse. Cahal Milmo looks back to the day, exactly 200 years ago, when the river Thames froze solid – probably for the last time
Passports for profit: British company to make 'disgusting amounts of money' from controversial EU passport sale
30 January 2014 08:26 AM
A British company has been accused of making “disgusting amounts of money” from a controversial scheme by Malta to sell European Union passports to tycoons and celebrities ranging from a former Formula One world champion to a Chinese billionaire.
Former bodyguard and confidant to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei accused in court of stealing diamonds worth £11.6m
29 January 2014 06:02 PM
A former international badminton player who became a bodyguard and close friend to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei abused her position to steal diamonds worth £11.6m from her “extremely wealthy” employer, a court heard yesterday.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says 'f*** you' to fans who fear he will die before finishing Westeros saga
- 3 Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands L'Oreal campaign after World Cup viral photo
- 4 Britney Spears sings 'Alien' without Auto-Tune in embarrassing leaked audio clip
- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1