“The political elite ignored professional advice” to stop HS2

When Phase 1 of HS2 got Royal Assent, there as lots of media coverage. This is just one of those pieces, from Radio 5 Live.

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Some of the impact of HS2 on the environment

Last week, BBC Inside Out London went to look at the Colne Valley. Here’s what Mike Dilger found.

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The New HS2 Route Through Leicestershire

The new route of HS2 through Leicestershire is not impressing many, including another set of people at yet another new housing estate that HS2 Ltd decided to impact, because they didn’t know it existed. Here are reports from the BBC and ITV, ahead of the meeting on Tuesday, earlier this week.


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HS2: “A white elephant on wheels”

This week, the subject of HS2 came up on the BBCs Question Time. As when it has come up before, it didn’t exactly get rousing support, with even the leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson MSP straying from the party line.

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Reaction to HS2 Phase 2b Announcement

On Tuesday, when the Phase 2b ‘announcement’ was made by Government, the Victoria Derbyshire Show interviewed leeds City Council Leader Judith ‘Trolleybus’ Blake and Stop HS2 Campaign Manager, Joe Rukin. Here’s how it went:
 

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How the HS2 Announcement Went Down in Yorkshire

On Wednesday, HS2 Ltd said that the route of Phase 2b through Yorkshire is still undecided. Here’s how it was reported by Calendar and Look North.

 

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HS2 Ltd tries to use fake evidence to justify axing Ancient Woodlands

John Humphrys interviews Woodland Trust Chief Executive Becky Speight on BBC Radio 4 Today, 3rd February 2016.

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From the Archives: Cornish objections to HS2

When this was filmed, the cost of HS2 construction was supposed to be £42 billion, but since the 2015 Autumn Statement the overall cost now stands at £55 billion.

Cutting out the politicians’ spin, how the public in Cornwall responds to HS2.
BBC Question Time, 31st October 2013.

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