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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Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers - OBE

New Year Honours: Charlie Mullins awarded OBE for services to plumbing

Pimlico Plumbers founder joins James Caan and Brent Hoberman among entrepreneurs on list

Actress Sheridan Smith has been widely praised for several roles

New Year Honours: Leaks of Sheridan Smith and John Hurt honours to be investigated in Whitehall inquiry

Civil Service chief said high number of names put into public domain was particularly concerning

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group

New Year Honours: Gay rights and Hillsborough campaigners receive awards

Campaigners for justice for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and gay rights lead those in the sphere of public life and politics who are honoured.

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

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

Luminaries of professional sport including Steve Cram and Dame Mary Peters are joined by a centenarian marathon runner in receiving awards in the new year honours.

Kristin Scott Thomas has been made a dame

New Year Honours: Kristin Scott Thomas, Esther Rantzen and Joan Collins made dames

Scott Thomas likely to be playing Queen on stage at time she visits Buckingham Palace for her award

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

Margaret Thatcher secret papers: PM personally wrote to KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky

She consoled the double-agent as he despaired over abandoning his family

In 1979 Margaret Thatcher considered commercialising parts of the BBC corporation as it struggled to keep its costs down

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

Margaret Thatcher secret papers: How former PM nearly rearmed Britain with chemical weapons

Despite Britain’s opposition to using nerve agents, Thatcher considered spending £200m on them

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

Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'

Software packages costing less than £50 are being openly marketed as tools for covertly tracking a 'cheating wife or girlfriend'

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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
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