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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Afzal Amin: EDL leader claims shadowy millionaire backed Tory Dudley candidate's plot

Mr Amin, 40, has resigned as candidate for the Labour-held Dudley North seat

Brenda Leyland was approached by Sky News at her home in Leicestershire

Sky News man ‘devastated’ by suicide of Twitter troll

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A sketch of William Norris, a patient at Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, circa 1814

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Bill Gates at the launch of an early Internet Explorer update

Microsoft kills off Internet Explorer in move to regain a stake in Web 3.0 – so what's next?

With ‘nobody going to download’ the browser on their mobile, Cahal Milmo considers a new arrival

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Designer vaginas: Under 18s should be banned from having the surgery, MPs say

The Government insisted that legislation on FGM contains no exemptions for cosmetic surgery and no legal amendment is needed to ban the practice

The ISC found that laws governing the intelligence agencies in the era of modern communications are blighted by a “lack of transparency”

Bulk interception by intelligence agencies ‘not intruding on privacy’ say MPs

‘Clueless and a mouthpiece for the spooks’ – activists react to spy report findings

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

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“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

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