Mark Leftly

Mark Leftly is political correspondent at The Independent on Sunday and associate business editor across the Independent titles. He writes a weekly column, Parliamentary Business, published on a Wednesday, that covers politics and the City. He is a multi-award winning reporter and was named Press Gazette's business magazine journalist of the year prior to joining The Independent on Sunday.

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Exclusive: Scheme has fewer than 100 apprentices, figures reveal

Nick Clegg will start his comeback at the Lib Dem conference

Nick Clegg to return to Lib Dem front line with impassioned defence of EU membership

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A general view taken from a moving train shows the scene at the Erawan Shrine after a bomb explosion in central Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand's currency sinks to six-year low after bombing

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Rolls-Royce has won a leading role in a multi-billion-dollar nuclear decommissioning contract in Canada

Rolls-Royce wins leading role in multi-billion-dollar nuclear decommissioning contract in Canada

Exclusive: The move prompts speculation that the engineering giant will launch another assault on the lucrative British market

The Conservatives want to entice the private sector to plug a £130bn infrastructure gap in London. For example, many of Britain's railways are antiquated and could well do with reinvestment

Tories plan US-style trust to entice private sector to plug £130bn infrastructure gap in London

Business would share financial returns with the state, making it ideal for projects with a revenue-raising element, such as toll crossings

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Exclusive: The Unite union is planning a series of demonstrations outside a number of Pizza Express’s 430 restaurants over the coming weeks

Protesting in Hungary, which has not brought new rights into law

Istanbul Convention: Britain drags its feet over women's rights

A pan-European convention protecting women and girls has yet to be ratified by the Government, years after it was signed

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