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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Fauja Singh, 103-years-old marathon runner - British Empire Medal

New Year Honours 2015: 103-year-old marathon runner joins sporting greats on list

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Kristin Scott Thomas has been made a dame

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Oleg Gordievsky had spent more than a decade spying for Britain in Russia

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Margaret Thatcher secret papers: PM tried to force BBC to have ads to curb spending

Thatcher revealed her enthusiasm for the idea after the issue was raised by the Home Secretary Willie Whitelaw

Margaret Thatcher and Bernard Ingham, right, in 1989

Margaret Thatcher secret papers: Bernard Ingham mooted 'Goalies against Hoolies'

It was proposed that Elton John should take place in the campaign to discourage young people from hooliganism following the Heysel disaster

The Thatcher government looked into acquiring a substantial new arsenal amid renewed tensions with Moscow in 1984

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A survey by the Women's Aid charity found that 41 per cent of domestic violence victims it helped had been tracked or harassed using electronic devices

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This image of detained Iraqis being guarded by a British soldier was shown at the The Al-Sweady Inquiry

Al Sweady inquiry Q&A: What happened on 14 May 2004?

Q: What happened on 14 May 2004?

The Al-Sweady Inquiry found that allegations of murder and torture against British soldiers were false

Al-Sweady inquiry: ‘Deliberate lies’ - the verdict on claims that British soldiers tortured Iraqi detainees

UK forces dogged by allegations about their conduct in the aftermath of the Battle of Danny Boy in 2004 are largely exonerated by inquiry

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