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HS2 faces call for an inquiry over massive PR expenses on coasters, T-shirts and tickets to party conferences

HS2 faces call for an inquiry over massive PR expenses on coasters, T-shirts and tickets to party conferences Critics called for public inquiry into HS2 rail link after PR chief spent thousands  Five members of the management team spent £83l … Continue reading

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Jan Zeber: Scrap HS2 to pay for new police – and reduce burden of tax

IT was not Diane Abbott’s best performance on her now infamous LBC interview, as it became abundantly clear that Labour’s plans to fund 10,000 extra police officers out of increases in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) had been given very little … Continue reading

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May promises to deliver HS2 to Yorkshire

THERESA MAY has slapped down Conservative backbenchers in the South with a commitment to deliver the HS2 rail line to Yorkshire. The Prime Minister told The Yorkshire Post the proposed high speed rail line connnecting London, Birmingham and Yorkshire is … Continue reading

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Transport Minister dismisses HS2 ‘cancelled’ speculation

TRANSPORT Minister Andrew Jones has rejected suggestions the planned high speed rail line to Yorkshire could be cancelled after the General Election. The Harrogate MP promised there would be no back-tracking on the Conservatives’ commitment to delivering HS2 when the … Continue reading

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Fears for ancient woodlands under HS2 plan

AN AREA of ancient woodland in Rotherham will one of four destroyed or damaged if HS2 goes ahead with its proposed high speed rail route through South Yorkshire, it has been claimed. Conservation charity the Woodland Trust said Nicker Wood … Continue reading

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Transport secretary in the spotlight after HS2 contract is derailed

The transport secretary and the chairman of HS2 must face MPs to explain the crisis at the top of the government’s high-speed rail agency. Chris Grayling and Sir David Higgins have been summoned to appear before the transport committee to … Continue reading

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LEP HS2 response shows lack of consensus in the Sheffield city region

The response to the latest HS2 consultation from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Combined Authority has been published and shows neither “support or objection to the Phase 2b route currently being consulted upon.” The Government is … Continue reading

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