Brooks to have baby by surrogate
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.
Friday 18 November 2011
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News International, is expecting a child through a surrogate mother.
Ms Brooks, who is currently on police bail following her arrest in connection with the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and alleged corrupt payments to police, said she and her husband, Charlie Brooks, will become parents to a baby girl in February.
The pregnancy had originally been twins but one of the babies died in the early weeks of the surrogacy. It had been known about in Fleet Street for a number of weeks but publications, including The Independent, agreed to maintain the couple's privacy because of concern over the condition of the surviving child. A spokesman said the couple were "overjoyed".
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