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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Chagos Islands inhabitants were forcibly removed between 1967 and 1973 to make way for an American air strip on Diego Garcia

Government accused of profiting from sales of Chagos Islands '.io' domain name

The UK Government is profiting from the clearance of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, by receiving a share of the profits from the sales of archipelago’s popular internet domain name.

The German air ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Honoured by both sides, German air ace the Red Baron is downed at last

Baron Manfred von Richthofen was the most celebrated air ace of any era. Cahal Milmo describes his death, and the extraordinary reactions it provoked in friend and foe alike
The Home Office's video will sit alongside an increasing body of homegrown material including Abdullah X, a YouTube cartoon character

Exclusive: Government aims to win hearts and tackle extremism with documentary on families of dead jihadists

The Home Office has facilitated a film based on interviews with relatives of Britons killed fighting in Syria as part of its efforts to dissuade young Muslims from joining jihadist groups, The Independent can reveal.

Reyaad Khan, left, and Nasser Muthana, both 20 and from Cardiff, appear in a video aimed at recruiting jihadists

Isis threat to UK: Cardiff's Muslim community closes ranks against the men who'd radicalise their children

Concern comes after video featuring Cardiff-based Muslim urging fellow British Muslims to follow in his footsteps and travel to Syria and Iraq to fight

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is escorted through a crowd of journalists in London with her husband Charlie behind her

Rebekah Brooks: 'I feel vindicated by the unanimous verdicts'

After 138 days in an Old Bailey dock, it was a performance befitting the hacking trial defendant whose regal bearing led to one of the lawyers referring to her as “HM”, Her Majesty.

The Victoria Cross was awarded during the war as well: Here Sergeant Cosgrove receives his on the 4th November 1916 at Buckingham Palace, London.

First World War centenary: Foreign winners of the Victoria Cross commemorated

Overseas winners of the Victoria Cross during the First World War - from a Danish aristocrat to an American doctor - have been honoured with plaques commemorating their bravery.

Prince Charles’s visit to India cost £434,000

Royal family expenses: Taxpayers pay 56p each for upkeep of monarchy – and royals insist it's 'value for money'

The cost of the monarchy to the taxpayer rose by nearly six per cent last year - more than double the rate of inflation - as the royal household bucked the trend for austerity and dramatically increased spending on the upkeep of its palaces.

Andrew Marr interviews the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox for his BBC show

Andrew Marr turns novelist with tale of the death of a PM

Given the amount of time he has spent duelling with senior politicians, it may be wishful thinking. Broadcaster Andrew Marr revealed on Sunday that his debut novel involves the death of a Conservative prime minister.

Islamists leading the jihadist advance in Iraq are using the World Cup and leading British football clubs to seek recruits and spread their propaganda via social media

Iraq crisis exclusive: Isis jihadists using World Cup and Premier League hashtags to promote extremist propaganda on Twitter

Islamists leading the jihadist advance in Iraq are using the World Cup and leading British football clubs to seek recruits and spread their propaganda via social media, The Independent can reveal.

Wish you were here, not there: Mr Gamson flew to Grenada, bottom, not Granada, top

The flight where check-in turned into cock-up ...

Dentist wanted to go on holiday to Granada, not Grenada, and now he’s suing BA

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam