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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Dominc Grieve argued Prince Charles’ letters could be ‘seriously damaging’

The 'black spider' memos: Government’s last-ditch bid to keep Prince Charles’ letters secret

It is nine years since the first request to see the letters

For three years between 2010 and late 2013 the flow of densely-argued lawyerly material from Andrew Benson continued unabated

Top solicitor accused of inventing hearings, calls and documents in 'breathtaking' three-year lie

Andrew Benson is under investigation for an astonishing long-term deception

Young adults and people in work are now more likely than pensioners to be in poverty in Britain

The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever

Low pay and high rent push a third of young people into poverty

Scrabble champion Craig Beevers, 33, top, beat Chris Lipe from Clinton, New York

Britain gets its first Scrabble world champion for 21 years

Craig Beevers organises Scrabble tournaments and has been playing for more than 12 years

Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict

Weapons were of kind 'likely to have been used against the people of Gaza'

British policemen stand guard over men from the village of Kariobangi, north-east of Nairobi, while their huts are searched for evidence that they participated in the Mau Mau rebellion

Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Thousands of elderly people claim mistreatment, rape and torture by colonial forces
The website had 584 feeds from premises in Britain

We can't easily shut down Russian webcam hackers, admits Information Commissioner

Russian website hosting feeds of 10,000 hacked cameras worldwide

Yunus Rahmatullah claims he was subjected to brutal treatment by British soldiers

Yunus Rahmatullah can sue Government over alleged rendition, High Court rules

Major legal blow for Government

A study has found that Terrorism has become dramatically more deadly and more widespread across the globe with a 60 per cent rise in the number of deaths and countries affected by major attacks

Terrorism fuelled by state violence, extra-judicial killings and ethnic tensions

Study reveals three main causes of fivefold increase in global bloodshed since 2000

Shrien Dewani leaves the Western Cape High Court in South Africa

Lawyers for Shrien Dewani apply to have murder charge thrown out

Defence claimed prosecution had failed during six weeks of evidence to get anywhere near proving his guilt

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee