Some Recent News Items (April 2015)

Manchester Evening News: Support for HS2 high-speed rail link between London and Manchester at an all-time low according to new poll

Nottingham Post: Support for HS2 has reached rock bottom, poll says

Bucks Free Press: Chiltern District Council’s Bob Burns-Green expelled from Conservative party for supporting independent candidate Sandra MacDonald in Little Missenden

Transport Network: HS2 Ltd earmarks a further £450m for consultancy work

Express & Star: HS2 bosses to spend £450m on specialists

Herald Scotland: Coalition Government accused of putting high speed report into the sidings

Place NorthWest: Liverpool’s election plea for High Speed rail

LibDem Voice: Opinion: Is a Minority government good for a progressive agenda and good for governance?

Bucks Free Press: Judicial Review over Major Projects Authority’s HS2 report set to be launched

Express & Star: HS2 ‘destructive’ says UKIP transport chief

Chronicle Live: High-speed rail could link Newcastle and Edinburgh under Labour-SNP deal

The Times (subscription): Driverless cars should steer us away from HS2

Express and Star: One in 5000 believes HS2 compensation ‘adequate’
El Pais: Not one AVE high-speed rail line is turning a profit, says new study

Camden New Journal: Former top government chief Sir Tim Lankester brands HS2 a ‘misuse of public money’

Carmarthen Journal: Plaid candidate vows to fight for fair HS2 deal for Wales

Kenilworth Weekly News: No changes for Kenilworth in HS2 route, say MPs

Warwick Courier: Cubbington woodland destruction due to HS2 is a ‘very real prospect’

Cogitamus: HS2 High Speed Rail and The General Election 2015

Mail: HS2 ‘will cost nine times more than French line’: £50billion rail project should be put on hold, say Lords

Mail: Construction sector expected to grow at decent clip this year even after March’s pre-election wobble

Telegraph & Argus:‘HS2 will not help North’

Yorkshire Post: Ed Balls plan to end HS2 and fix east west rail links instead

Birmingham Post: ‘No convincing case’ for HS2 says Lords’ report

Rail Technology Magazine: Unnecessary and expensive: Lords Committee throws out economic case for HS2

Express and Star: REVEALED: HS2 executives among highest paid public servants in UK

Guardian: HS2 could become bargaining tool between SNP and Labour, says Salmond
The Times (subscription): Driverless cars should steer us away from HS2

Express and Star: One in 5000 believes HS2 compensation ‘adequate’

Birmingham Post: Birmingham leader says HS2 rail link on track despite Shadow Chancellor’s

The National: Costs of HS2 will only go up – to Scotland’s detriment

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