Mark Leftly

Mark Leftly is Associate business editor for The Independent

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Mark Leftly: Expect a disunited kingdom when it comes to taxing corporations

Westminster Outlook The €60m (£47m) Santiago Calatrava-designed Samuel Beckett Bridge, with its support cables towering 48 metres over the River Liffey, is a symbol of Dublin’s commercial power.

Homes underwater along the banks of the River Severn in Worcester

Autumn Statement: Firms to get tax breaks for flood defences

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls accuses the Government of repeating old infrastructure plans

Ofcom challenges Royal Mail’s performance

Royal Mail has slumped to the foot of the FTSE 100 as regulators shot down its claims that the six-day-a-week universal delivery service is under threat from fast-growing competition.

Royal Mail shares take a hit after regulator rejects claims universal service under threat

‘We have concluded there is no present risk to the financial sustainability of the universal service’

G4S has warned MPs that the heads of prisons are being “undermined” by government policy

Coalition is 'undermining' prison chiefs' ability to govern effectively, G4S warns

Britain's biggest private jail management company, G4S, has warned MPs that the heads of prisons are being "undermined" by government policy.

The new facility being built will enrich uranium for Trident missiles

MoD orders review into spiralling cost of Project Pegasus nuclear plant

It has also emerged that Britain's nuclear regulator is experiencing difficulty hiring inspectors
On Christmas Day 2013, residents evacuate Yalding

Heckle the PM... get £15m for flood defences

Kent village scheme is one of many infrastructure projects to be unveiled this week – including a road tunnel under Stonehenge
Kim Joo-il defected from North Korea and now lives in New Malden

UK may ship all North Korean asylum-seekers to South Korea

581 North Korean refugees were living in the UK in 2010

Mark Leftly: It’s not going to say so but Babcock has done it again

Westminster Outlook Babcock International should probably start throwing a few quid my way given how often I’m plugging it.

Mark Leftly: Chancellor dodges wave of effluent as investors hold their nose and plunge in

Westminster Outlook: George Osborne's legions of anti-austerity critics might well describe his legacy as chancellor with a word related to human excrement - but developments in the infrastructure market could mean he will ultimately delight in the reference.

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
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Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?