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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Enthusiasm for Scottish independence seems to have inspired the choice of names given to the country's newest citizens

Twice as many babies in Scotland were named 'Indy' than 'Gordon' in 2014

“HIYA”, “Spartacus”, “Twinkle” and “Thirteena-Starr” all appear in naming register

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne arrives at the High Court in London

Mirror hacking trial: Paul Gascoigne claims journalists 'ruined my life'

Former England star complained about multiple articles

Winston Churchill, pictured in June 1941

Churchill’s plan to draw the US into war – by giving them a copy of the Magna Carta

British Cabinet deliberated whether to present a priceless copy of the ancient manuscript to the American nation

A scientist at work at the Bedlam site

Bedlam's burial ground: Does it hold clues to the plague?

Archaeologists' latest excavations could unearth the truth about the disease that consigned so many Londoners to early graves. Cahal Milmo digs in

Jagger was a three-year-old Irish Setter, whose show name was Thendara Satisfaction

Crufts dog death: At least four other competitors may have been poisoned this year

Kennel Club still awaiting confirmation that poisoning had caused the death of Jagger

Riot police officers shelter from the rain under their shields

Revealed: UK sells tear gas and rubber bullets to regimes 'on Foreign Office blacklist'

Items on display to delegations from governments likely to include Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Egypt are sniper rifles, computer and phone-hacking tools and a crowd-control sonic 'projector'

Salman became King of Saudi Arabia last month following the death of King Abdullah

The Government-organised fair selling weaponry and surveillance equipment to some of the world's most repressive countries

Saudi Arabia has in the past been one of the biggest customers, spending millions on anti-riot equipment

Jagger the Irish Setter was poisoned while competing at dog show Crufts

Crufts dog poisoning: Irish Setter Thandara Satisfaction must have been killed by jealous rival, says owner

Three-year-old Jagger's full autopsy will be released tomorrow, when its owners hope to find out what he was poisoned with

The Independent understands that a total of seven students at the Bethnal Green Academy, including the trio who succeeded in travelling out of Britain last month, were identified by police as being potentially vulnerable to radicalisation as early as December last year after a fellow pupil travelled to Syria.

Missing Syria schoolgirls: Four more pupils at Bethnal Green Academy being monitored over fears they considered joining Isis

A total of seven students at the Bethnal Green Academy were identified by police as being potentially vulnerable to radicalisation

An illustration by Virgil Finlay for The American Weekly representing the Temple in Morde’s 'Lost City of the Monkey God'

The City of the Monkey God: Archaeologists claim to have found city lost for 1,000 years in remote Honduran jungle

Fabled 'White City' is now under threat from illegal cattle ranchers

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
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