Inconceivable to suggest cost of HS2 set to spiral, says Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost of HS2 is set to spiral. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost … Continue reading

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Hard left in plot to oust Labour No 2

Hard left in plot to oust Labour No 2 Jeremy Corbyn supporters target deputy leader Tom Watson for removal Hard-left Labour supporters are plotting to depose the party’s deputy leader over what they see as disloyalty to Jeremy Corbyn. The activists … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – Last Weeks Top Ten 22nd July 2017

Last Weeks Top Ten 22nd July 2017: Ministers order takeover of Muslim school after it is branded unsafe BREAKING: HS2 route to go via Sheffield city centre and Dearne Valley Jane Collins bids for UKIP’s leadership We had lost our … Continue reading

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Draft EIA SMR and EQIA SMR consultation, July 2017 – Bramley Parish Council response

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Dear Sir I am in receipt of a wrongly addressed letter, referring to the above ‘consultation’. I eventually found the EIA SMR document of 332 pages and the EQIA SMR document of 61 pages on the hs2 website, for which … Continue reading

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Confidential Mexborough HS2 rail documents left on train

Surveyors working on the HS2 rail project lost confidential documents containing personal data of people whose homes are to be demolished. Residents on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, were told property valuation details were left on a train. … Continue reading

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Support needed for public vaping, says MP Sir Kevin

MORE needs to be done to support vaping — potentially including in public places, according to Sir Kevin Barron. The Rother Valley MP, who chairs the all-parliamentary health group, was a strong supporter of the 2007 smoking ban and has … Continue reading

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Police and crime commissioners, your time is up

The role of police and crime commissioner is a discredited experiment and should be abolished. Research conducted before the most recent elections for PCCs, as they’re known, found that fewer than one in ten people knew who their local one … Continue reading

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