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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Agretti is often compared to its relative, samphire, though is closer in taste to spinach

Agretti: the Italian vegetable that chefs are fighting over

Seed supplies for the prized delicacy have run out in Britain, forcing restaurateurs and allotment-keepers to grow their own stocks

Books written by famous names, such as 'Harry Potter' author J K Rowling, are more popular with today's youngsters

Students 'seriously under-challenged' by the books they are given at school, study claims

The survey found pupils prefer books that have been turned into movies

Photo issued by North Yorkshire Police of Claudia Lawrence, as officers carried out searches of an alleyway outside her home on 25 February, 2015

Police: Secret lovers of missing chef Claudia Lawrence are lying to us

Police conducted searches in an alleyway behind her home in York as her family prepared to mark what would have been her 41st birthday this week

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was finalised in Brussels last year – some three years later than initially expected

Tobacco industry waged ‘David and Goliath’ campaign against EU

British Medical Journal claims that the industry sought to 'subvert the democratic process'

Bristol Balloon Fiesta: A place where love flies to cloud nine

The long march to the Big White Streaker: British landmarks get a cultural revolution

Nearly 300 million people were asked to come up with names for each of 101 British locations or delicacies

The owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets sold worldwide Michele Ferrero

Michele Ferrero dead: Death of the world’s most successful confectioner

Farewell to tycoon  behind Nutella, Kinder eggs and the diplomats’ favourite

Dumped: the League Against Cruel Sports said the dumping of pheasants, left, ‘comes as no surprise’

Secret photos of dozens of pheasants dumped into a pit expose 'myths' of hunting industry

Exclusive: Pictures reveal ‘stink pit’ filled with bird and animal carcasses

Nao customer service robots are being trialled in Japanese banks in April

Robot revolution gathers pace – but at what cost to jobs?

Report says automation use will double over next 10 years

There is now ample evidence to show a link between dietary fat and heart disease

Dietary advice from the 1970s found to be a big fat mistake

Research issued 40 years ago was not based on solid evidence

Malcolm Burge’s picture in his Order of Service

The appalling death of a man caught up in benefits nightmare

Malcolm Burge, 66, faced a bill of £800 because of a payments mix-up by Newham Council. With a bank balance of only £50, he took the only way out he could see

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