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Protesters want answers on HS2 ‘similar’ route plans

HIGH speed rail line protestors are demanding answers to why HS2 bosses are pursuing a route which bears striking similarities to one rejected six years ago. An “East of Rotherham route”, which was put forward and thrown out in 2012, … Continue reading

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Campaigner’s shock images highlight possible HS2 impact on Mexborough estate

ANTI-HS2 campaigner Richard Howell said concern over the competence of the firm behind a controversial rail line was behind his creation of a shock image of how the link’s towering viaducts could look. The dramatic picture by the Crofton Against … Continue reading

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Stricken HS2 contractor Carillion in urgent fight for survival

Stricken HS2 contractor Carillion in urgent fight for survival The construction group, which employs 19,500 people in the UK, is trying to secure new funding within weeks, Sky News learns. Carillion, the troubled construction services group which is embedded in … Continue reading

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HS2 redundancy pay ‘shocking waste’ of taxpayer cash

Unauthorised redundancy payments made by the state-owned company managing the HS2 rail project were a “shocking waste of taxpayers’ money”, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee said the firm overseeing construction of a high-speed rail line offered staff terms … Continue reading

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Meeting set for Doncaster villages facing HS2 disruption

Rail minister Paul Maynard will meet with residents this month from Doncaster villages which would be affected by the planned HS2 route through the borough. Mr Maynard has confirmed a date of December 13 to meet with the Joint Rural … Continue reading

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Campaigner urges Sheffield Council to think again on HS2

A CAMPAIGNER battling against the HS2 high-speed rail line coming through her village voiced her concerns to the chief of Sheffield City Council face-to-face. Sandra Haith of the Stop HS2 Bramley campaign met council leader Julie Dore at a cabinet … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Post says: Why today’s £300Million HS2 funding announcement means so much

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s decision now to make additional funding available for HS2 links at Leeds Station is, at face value, a mundane matter at the end of a politically turbulent week in which his stance on Brexit – and apparent … Continue reading

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