Some Recent News Items

Plaid Cymru: Labour Government’s failure to secure funding from £80bn HS2 project for Wales is exposed

Yorkshire Post: McLoughlin waters down promise to build HS2 from Yorkshire

Stoke Sentinel: 500k of taxpayers’ money needed to keep HS2 rail hub plans on track

Mail: HS2 firm ordered to pay families £4,000 each after treating them ‘with contempt’ over plans to demolish their homes to build railway

Telegraph: Autumn Statement 2015: Cost of HS2 rises to more than £55bn

Warrington Guardian: Frustration in town grows as Government delays HS2 route announcement for further year

Bucks Free Press: Major A&E ambulance routes will be severely disrupted if HS2 truck gridlock ‘nightmare’ becomes reality, campaigners warn

Huffington Post: HS2 – Will David Slay Goliath in the Battle for Hearts and Minds?

Express & Star: HS2 is most expensive line in world: £42.6bn and budget 10 times that of others

Global Rail News: Government “not pursuing” HS1-HS2 rail link

Rail Technology Magazine: HS2 Crewe link six years early – but phase 2 route pushed to autumn 2016

Staffordshire Newsletter: Stafford council bosses remain unconvinced by HS2 plans

Daventry Express: Accelerating HS2 plans ‘risk more misery for home owners’

Lichfield Live: Councillor warns HS2 will lead to years of misery for Lichfield residents

Nottingham Post: HS2: Toton is the favoured site for the East Midlands hub

The Star: Call to ‘see sense’ over Sheffield HS2 station after Leeds decision

Financial Times: 46 HS2 staff earn more than the prime minister’s £150,000 salary

Spectator: The most important test that HS2 doesn’t pass

The Recruiter: Oil & gas talent could fill HS2 rail skills gap

Guardian: Network Rail investment plan has ‘staggering’ costs, report finds

Birmingham Post: HS2 should be going north, not south, Jeremy Corbyn claims

South Wales Guardian: Plaid Cymru’s Jonathan Edwards brands ‘ballooning’ costs of the England-only HS2 a ‘gross betrayal of Wales’

Telegraph: Revealed: HS2 ‘abysmal value for money’ at 10 times the cost of high-speed rail in Europe

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