Mark Leftly

Mark Leftly is Associate business editor for The Independent

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Those now responsible for Sellafield face the MPs that make up the Public Accounts Committee.

Mark Leftly: The shambles surrounding Sellafield clean-up continues

Parliamentary Business: Why is a discredited consortium being allowed to continue managing one of the world's deadliest sites?

Ed Balls has warned there would be

Labour to curb soaring costs of HS2 rail link

Richard Brown, Eurostar’s former chief executive, has been made deputy chairman of HS2 Ltd, the government-backed company overseeing the project

Norman Lamb says he was not planning to ‘campaign in an undercover, clandestine way’

Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb takes first step towards succeeding Nick Clegg as party leader

The health minister admits he will consider standing if the Lib Dems perform badly in the general election

Mary Creagh, shadow International Development Secretary, on foreign aid: 'If you don’t know where it is going then how can you measure if it is working?'

Labour and Lib Dems clash over which party should be credited with getting foreign aid budget into law

Exclusive: In its final reading in the Commons, 79 Labour MPs supported the Bill - more than the Lib Dems and Tories combined

Road builders lose up to £5m as bidding restarts

Around five construction and engineering companies were in the running for three contracts

The existing Hinkley Point B's reactor near Bridgwater

Government's 'golden share' request could stall construction of Hinkley C nuclear plant

Exclusive: Opponents hope it could delay a project that is supposed to herald a new generation of British nuclear power plants

The Civil Aviation Authority, which oversees airlines and airports, was urged to appoint an independent director to improve governance

Civil Aviation Authority rejects advice to reform board

Exclusive: Deloitte said the regulator needed to appoint a senior independent director

Backbench Tory MPs have complained that whips are asking them to undertake tasks traditionally done by activists

Tories set up 'roll of honour' for MPs who campaign the most in marginal constituencies

Backbench MPs have complained that whips are asking them to undertake tasks like delivering leaflets - traditionally the work of activists

Babcock to demand more state money for nuclear clean-up

Exclusive: Union leaders and senior industry figures claim the taxpayer is going to be 'fleeced'

Mark Leftly: We owe it to Sierra Leone, and ourselves, to re-establish links

Parliamentary Business: Fund managers will say: 'Oh, no – I've seen Blood Diamond.' It's ridiculous.

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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
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Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
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Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
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14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
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The acceptable face of the Emirates

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