Mark Leftly

Mark Leftly is Associate business editor for The Independent

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Jeremy Leggett’s solar panel company, SolarCentury, transfers 5 per cent of its profit to its own charity, SolarAid

Global 'green club' of companies will fight climate change and poverty

'Club' of companies will reserve five per cent of their profits

Some communities value sons more than daughters, and therefore couples are terminating pregnancies after 13 weeks once it is possible to know the baby’s sex

MPs balk at banning practice of aborting babies for their gender

Amendment to the Serious Crime Bill risks failure, as some point to genetic disorders and others say the practice is already illegal

The Justice Alliance gathered at Runnymede in Surrey yesterday, in protest at what it sees as the undermining of the principle of justice for all

Law chief marks Magna Carta with fierce attack on Cameron

Bar Association head to use lavish global summit to criticise governments' contempt for justice

Estimates of North Korean refugees already in the UK range from 630 to 1,000

UK block on North Korean refugees prompts human rights appeal to May

UK will now automatically ship away those who escape from one of the world’s most oppressive regimes

Labour will take aim at Tory and Lib Dem London seats to get Ed Miliband into Number 10, reveals Sadiq Khan

Shadow justice secretary says party is targeting a dozen marginal seats in the capital ahead of May’s election

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, wanted the banks to commit to maintaining their last remaining branches in towns or villages – but the proposed British Banking Association (BBA) guidelines make no mention of such a policy

Vince Cable's middling grade as Business Secretary is well-deserved

Westminster Outlook

The East Coast franchise has been awarded to Inter City Railways

Chiltern, London Midland and East Coast among quarter of rail franchises making losses between £1m and £8m

The findings back up industry claims that the franchise system does not lead to excessive profits

BT poised to land bailiff contract to collect billions in unpaid fines

The Justice Secretary believes that big business would be more effective than the courts at reducing the level of outstanding fines

Barely two-in-five local authorities in England provide enough childcare services for parents who work full-time

Two million working families have councils that are failing to provide appropriate childcare

Less than half of English authorities provide enough places - and it's worse in Wales

The proposed increase in fees for landlords and mortgage lenders would be £75

Landlords and tenants condemn higher cost of resolving arrears

National Landlords Association claims the Government risks 'pricing landlords out of the court service'

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific