News

Dear Reader, you will note that a lot of the articles in this news column are about the realities of what the HS2 rail program will cause or is causing. The PKC Group believe as many other groups do across the UK that a more efficient and better rail service would be acomplished by upgrading and reopening our existing regional railways. Our own line could aleviate consdierable trafffic from the West Coast Main Line for a fraction of the cost and make services that we can use, such as the former Wrexham & Shropshire commercially viable. Please also see our HS2 page.

 

Furthermore, the tax burden that our community will face for HS2 is the equivalent of what a Railway sation in Cefn Mawr would cost, that most of us would use. So this is an ideal example of what we say and why H2S is no good for most of the people of the UK.

 

 

 

Whitchurch Herald 8th November 2019

Whixall Marina plans 'would boost tourism'

https://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/18023865.whixall-marina-plans-would-boost-tourism/

 

Leader Live 8th November 2019

Folklore: Ty Pawb concert celebrates Pontcysyllte's 10th anniversary

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18024815.folklore-ty-pawb-concert-celebrates-pontcysylltes-10th-anniversary/

 

The Mail 8th November 2019

Passengers could face rail fare increase due to HS2

https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/18025257.passengers-face-rail-fare-increase/

 

The Times 7th November 2019

Secret papers show ministers knew HS2 could go £1bn over its budget

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/secret-papers-show-ministers-knew-hs2-could-go-1bn-over-its-budget-hnpdwdbpm

 

Leader Live 6th November 2019

Cefn Druids FC: Hotel and fitness centre plans as part of £500,000 investment in Wales' oldest club

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18017569.cefn-druids-fc-hotel-fitness-centre-plans-part-500-000-investment-wales-oldest-club/

 

Denbighshire Free Press 1st November 2019

Landmark lit up to mark special anniversary

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/18000291.landmark-lit-mark-special-anniversary/

 

Express and Star 28th October 2019

Canals cleared to help prevent litter making it to the sea

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2019/10/28/a-plastic-peril-lurking-below-the-water-line-canals-cleared-to-help-prevent-litter-making-it-to-the-sea/

 

Stoke Sentinel 26th October 2019

Police raid cannabis farms inside luxury £2m North Staffordshire homes bought by HS2

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/significant-cannabis-farms-discovered-2m-3463968

 

Tavistock Today 26th October 2019

'HS2 will cost South West residents £1,500 a head'

http://www.tavistock-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=436710&headline=%27HS2%20will%20cost%20South%20West%20residents%20%C2%A31,500%20a%20head%27&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019

 

Transport Xtra 25th October 2019

No delay to release of HS2 findings

https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/62521/no-delay-to-release-of-hs2-findings

 

Shropshire Star 25th October 2019

Trains don't take the strain with little investment where it is needed in local service

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/voices/opinions/2019/10/25/shropshire-star-comment-trains-dont-take-the-strain/

 

Building 24th October 2019

Another blow for HS2 as Oakervee review’s ‘indefinite’ deadline revealed

https://www.building.co.uk/news/another-blow-for-hs2-as-oakervee-reviews-indefinite-deadline-revealed/5102348.article

 

New Civil Engineer 24th October 2019

The redevelopment of Euston could cost up to £2bn more than originally planned with the HS2 terminus also set to rise by over 25% due to complications with site,  New Civil Engineer has learned.

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/exclusive-euston-faces-2bn-budget-hole-as-costs-soar-25-10-2019/

 

Wrexham.com 24th October 2019

Youngster’s canal inspired poem goes up in lights as part of luminaire celebration

http://www.wrexham.com/news/youngsters-canal-inspired-poem-goes-up-in-lights-as-part-of-luminaire-celebration-175891.html

 

Leader 24th October 2019

Full list of Playwork projects in Wrexham to keep kids busy during half term break

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17990677.full-list-playwork-projects-wrexham-keep-kids-busy-half-term-break/

 

Shropshire Star 24th October 2019

Spencer sports pink beard for charity in mother-in-law's memory

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/2019/10/24/spencer-sports-pink-beard-for-charity-in-mother-in-laws-memory/

 

Birmingham Mail 24th October 2019

HS2 review 'has no time limit set' as controversial rail scheme faces calls to be scrapped, Chesham and Amersham Tory MP Dame Cheryl Gillan added: "How can it be right that a publicly-funded project is again trying to conceal information about its viability, by gagging the very people who have in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of this dreadful project?"

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hs2-review-has-no-time-17137734

 

Leader Live 23rd October 2019

Doubts over how Wrexham’s roads will cope with 455 new homes, PKC Group Asks how will the A483 cope with the additional 8,000 homes planned under the new LDP2 by WCBC?

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17988095.doubts-wrexhams-roads-will-cope-455-new-homes/

 

Birmingham Mail 22nd October 2019

HS2 should be scrapped because 'it will only benefit London'

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hs2-should-scrapped-because-it-17126531

 

BBC News 21st October 2019

Wrexham rail users criticise 'unacceptable' cut to hourly train services

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50124710

 

Mix 96 21st October 2019

HS2 from felling trees in Great Missenden

https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2975113/protesters-stop-hs2-from-felling-trees-in-great-missenden/

 

Bucks Free Press 21st October 2019

Great Missenden campaigners release 'emergency statement' ahead of expected HS2 work

https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/17982443.great-missenden-campaigners-release-emergency-statement-ahead-expected-hs2-work/

 

The Times 21st October 2019

HS2 rail tunnel through Chilterns is risk to rare chalk streams

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hs2-rail-tunnel-through-chilterns-is-risk-to-rare-chalk-streams-62zb998k7

 

City AM 20th October 2019

HS2 is “out of control” and its management is insensitive, according to business secretary Andrea Leadsom

https://www.cityam.com/hs2-is-out-of-control-andrea-leadsom/

 

North Wales Chronicle 19th October 2019

Llangollen Food Festival is expected to draw in thousands at weekend

https://www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/leisure/news/17972414.llangollen-food-festival-expected-draw-thousands-weekend/

 

Birmingham Mail 18th October 2019

ITV Tonight: HS2 - Death of the High Speed Express? revealed how the scheme was initially sold as having a budget of £57billion but staggeringly, this figure skyrocketed last month - to over £78billion - with Prime Minister Boris Johnson now estimating the final price tag to be well over £100bn

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hs2-documentary-itv-makes-explosive-17107921

 

ITV 17th October 2019

Campaigners fight to stop HS2 works at nature reserve

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2019-10-17/campaigners-fight-to-stop-hs2-works-at-nature-reserve/

 

NDTV 15th October 2019

HS2 Is Climate Emergency: Activist Protests Against British High-Speed Train

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/hs2-is-climate-emergency-activist-protests-against-british-high-speed-train-line-2117100

 

Construction News 15th October 2019

HS2 policing and security costs revealed

https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/hs2/hs2-policing-security-costs-revealed-15-10-2019/

 

Nation Cymru 14th October 2019

We must resist the relentless development turning the north of Wales into ‘Cheshire on the cheap’

https://nation.cymru/opinion/we-must-resist-the-relentless-development-turning-the-north-of-wales-into-cheshire-on-the-cheap/

 

New Civil Engineer 14th October 2019

Exclusive | HS2 paid £1.67M to ‘gag’ ex-employees

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/exclusive-hs2-paid-1-67m-silence-ex-employees-14-10-2019/ 

 

BBC 14th October 2019

HS2: It could be shortened, scrapped or slowed down

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50017276

 

Leader Live 13th October 2019

Residents continue to make a stand against development of Abermorddu field

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17965238.residents-continue-make-stand-development-abermorddu-field/

 

Express 13th October 2019

HS2 works ‘must be halted’ before crunch decision – ‘Irresponsible to continue’

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1190025/HS2-news-high-speed-rail-latest-government-cost-update

 

The Telegraph 13th October 2019

HS2 papers that 'could lead to ministers scrapping the rail line' to be released

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/10/12/hs2-papers-could-lead-ministers-scrapping-rail-line-released/

 

Bucks Herald 10th October 2019

HS2 works to go ahead in Great Missenden despite appeals and 3,000 signature petition

https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/people/hs2-works-to-go-ahead-in-great-missenden-despite-appeals-and-3-000-signature-petition-1-9103440

 

Kenilworth Weekly News 10th October 2019

Stop HS2 protest campers at Cubbington Wood served with notice to vacate

https://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/news/people/stop-hs2-protest-campers-at-cubbington-wood-served-with-notice-to-vacate-1-9103848

 

Rail News 10th October 2019

Rumours grow over future of HS2

https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/10/11-rumours-grow-over-future-of.html

 

Ends Report 9th October 2019

Fears grow over HS2 impacts on rivers and water supplies

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1662065/fears-grow-hs2-impacts-rivers-water-supplies

 

Leeds Live 9th October 2019

New report shines light on cheaper alternatives to 'out of control' HS2 project

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds-news/new-report-shines-light-cheaper-17058529

 

BBC News 9th October 2019

Affordable homes cut from Wrexham plan (LDP) sparks anger

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49992820

 

About Manchester 9th October 2019

Iconic structures to shine for special ten-year celebration

https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/iconic-structures-to-shine-for-special-ten-year-celebration/

 

Wrexham.com 9th October 2019

Iconic structures lit up as part of World Heritage Site 10th Anniversary celebrations

http://www.wrexham.com/news/iconic-structures-lit-up-as-part-of-world-heritage-site-10th-anniversary-celebrations-175260.html

 

Cheshire Live 9th October 2019

Stunning pictures of spectacular three-week light show that's only half an hour drive from Chester

https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/stunning-pictures-spectacular-three-week-17050273

 

Country Life 9th October 2019

Ancient woodland saved from HS2 — but only for the time being, and campaigners are worried

https://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/ancient-woodland-saved-hs2-time-worried-campaigners-calling-halt-work-205301

 

Infrastructure Intelligence 9th October 2019

Fresh doubts continue to swirl around HS2

http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/oct-2019/fresh-doubts-continue-swirl-around-hs2

 

The Times 9th of October 2019

The high-speed rail line HS2 should be scrapped and bottlenecks eliminated on the conventional network instead, ministers have been told.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/use-hs2-cash-for-main-lines-instead-ministers-are-told-gmft6095q

 

Daily Post 8th October 2019

Spectacular three-week light show to mark Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage status

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/gallery/spectacular-three-week-light-show-17048389

 

Shropshire Star 8th October 2019

Spotlight on World Heritage delights along Llangollen Canal - in pictures

https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/mid-wales-entertainment/2019/10/08/lighting-up-the-world-heritage-site/

 

Denbighshire Free Press 7th October 2019

11-mile heritage canal to be illuminated

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17951380.11-mile-heritage-canal-illuminated/

 

The Railway Hub 7th October 2019

HS2 bill up to £88billion as completion date slips to 2040

[DM1] https://www.therailwayhub.co.uk/8076/hs2-bill-up-to-88billion-as-completion-date-slips-to-2040/

 

Camden New Journal 5th October 2019

HS2 ‘faces axe’

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/hs2-faces-axe

 

Farming UK 4th October 2019

Slug pellet 'switch offer' relaunched after ban overturn

https://www.farminguk.com/news/slug-pellet-switch-offer-relaunched-after-ban-overturn_54064.html

 

Leader Live 3rd October 2019

Wrexham’s planning blueprint is strong enough insists chief executive despite inspector’s concerns

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17944240.wrexhams-planning-blueprint-strong-enough-insists-chief-executive-despite-inspectors-concerns/

 

Bucks Herald 3rd October 2019

HS2 Ancient Woodland destruction 'deferred' until winter 2020

https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/people/hs2-ancient-woodland-destruction-deferred-until-winter-2020-1-9093644

 

About Manchester 3rd October 2019

Top 5 Narrowboat Holidays on the Llangollen Canal

https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/top-5-narrowboat-holidays-on-the-llangollen-canal/

 

Wrexham.com 2nd October 2019

Self serve libraries proposed as Wrexham Council look to make 23% library service cuts

http://www.wrexham.com/news/self-serve-libraries-proposed-as-wrexham-council-look-to-make-23-library-service-cuts-174873.html?fbclid=IwAR1hA5ryPa6VAy5H0EWUPMr-OBNE2Ogr4apw08QBJGrxpKNy6KnzL7KIhUc

 

Gazette Series 28th September 2019

HS2 project is taking taxpayers for granted

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17933510.john-light-hs2-project-taking-taxpayers-granted/

 

New Civil Engineer 27th September 2019

HS2 slammed for ‘excessive’ use of land possession orders

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/hs2-slammed-excessive-use-land-possession-orders-27-09-2019/

 

Rail Professional 26th September 2019

HS2 – New images show demolition of Euston towers

https://www.railpro.co.uk/news/hs2-new-images-show-demolition-of-euston-towers

 

Wrexham.com 26th September 2019

Planning inspector voices concerns over assessment of sites to deliver thousands of new homes in Wrexham

http://www.wrexham.com/news/planning-inspector-voices-concerns-over-assessment-of-sites-to-deliver-thousands-of-new-homes-in-wrexham-174587.html

 

New Civil Engineer 25th September 2019

HS2 costs could top £106bn Oakervee review told

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/hs2-costs-top-106bn-oakervee-review-told-25-09-2019/

 

Denbighshire Free Press 22nd September 2019

World Heritage Site locations are lighting up with special illuminations in October

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17918984.world-heritage-site-locations-lighting-special-illuminations-october/

 

The Telegraph 21st September 2019

High Speed 2 will cost £106.4 billion - almost double the amount claimed by Theresa May - official review panel told

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/09/21/high-speed-2-will-cost-1064-billion-almost-double-amount-claimed/


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Shropshire Star 20th September 2019

Seeing the Llangollen canal in a different light

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/chirk/2019/09/20/seeing-the-llangollen-canal-in-a-different-light/

 

Kenilworth Weekly News 20th September 2019

Campaigners against HS2 call government decision to halt clearance of woodlands 'step in the right direction'

https://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/news/people/campaigners-against-hs2-call-government-decision-to-halt-clearance-of-woodlands-step-in-the-right-direction-1-9078913

 

Ends Report 20th September 2019

Chris Packham threatens legal action over HS2 ancient woodland clearance

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1660028/chris-packham-threatens-legal-action-hs2-ancient-woodland-clearance

 

Leamington Courier 20th September 2019

Fears that HS2 works might not be halted in Cubbington despite order from transport secretary

https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/fears-that-hs2-works-might-not-be-halted-in-cubbington-despite-order-from-transport-secretary-1-9078810

 

The Mirror 20th September 2019

HS2: 6,500 bodies dug up from burial ground on site of new Birmingham station

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hs2-6500-bodies-dug-up-20126555

 

Wrexham.com 20th September 2019

Explore these Wrexham heritage sites for free as part of ‘Open Doors’

http://www.wrexham.com/news/explore-these-wrexham-heritage-sites-for-free-as-part-of-open-doors-174267.html

 

The Business Desk 19th September 2019

Archaeologists complete major excavation project to pave way for HS2

https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/news/2033884-archaeologists-complete-major-excavation-project-to-pave-way-for-hs2

 

The Sun 19th September 2019

OFF THE RAILS HS2 bosses accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for wasting millions of pounds in taxpayer cash ‘cheerleading’ for the project

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9966081/hs2-wasting-millions-cheerleading-project/

 

Birmingham Live 18th September 2019

HS2 protester walks entire rail route with dog for 'last chance' to see countryside facing destruction

[DM1] https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hs2-protester-walks-entire-rail-16936359

 

Leader Live 16th September 2019

Latest tourism figures show all-time high in visitor spending in Wrexham

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17902703.latest-tourism-figures-show-all-time-high-visitor-spending-wrexham/

 

The Times 16th September 2019

HS2 told to stop work in ancient woodland

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ancient-woodlands-given-temporary-reprieve-during-hs2-review-9gh50ps5q

 

Birmingham Mail 16th September 2019

HS2's controversial clearance of ancient woodland sensationally halted by government amid review

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hs2s-controversial-clearance-ancient-woodland-16924751

 

Kenilworth Weekly News 16th September 2019

Kenilworth man and his dog set to complete walk of entire HS2 route

https://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/news/people/kenilworth-man-and-his-dog-set-to-complete-walk-of-entire-hs2-route-1-9072095

 

GPV.UK 16th September 2019

Transport Secretary acts on HS2 ancient woodland clearances during Oakervee review

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/transport-secretary-acts-on-hs2-ancient-woodland-clearances-during-oakervee-review


 

New Civil Engineer 16th September 2019

HS2 | Key areas under fire from Oakervee review

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/oakervee-review-leave-hs2-unrecognisable-16-09-2019/

 

Leader Live 15th September 2019

Latest tourism figures show a boom in visitor spending in Wrexham

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17902703.latest-tourism-figures-show-boom-visitor-spending-wrexham/

 

The Times 15th September 2019

HS2 high-speed rail link whistleblowers face threat of legal action

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/hs2-high-speed-rail-link-whistleblowers-face-threat-of-legal-action-qf2lmdzt0

 

Herald Publicist 14th September 2019

Anti-HS2 campaigners join forces with Extinction Rebellion to save ‘Britain’s Amazon’

https://heraldpublicist.com/anti-hs2-campaigners-join-forces-with-extinction-rebellion-to-save-britains-amazon/

 

Leader Live 13th September 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to be drained in early 2020

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17901153.pontcysyllte-aqueduct-drained-early-2020/

 

Winsford Guardian 13th September 2019

Antoinette Sandbach slams 'scandalous waste of money' at HS2 Ltd

https://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/news/17899365.antoinette-sandbach-slams-scandalous-waste-money-hs2-ltd/

 

Birmingham Mail 13th September 2019

HS2 pays out 'absurd' cost on security guards to protect tiny empty plot

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hs2-pays-out-absurd-cost-16879754

 

Leader Live 13th September 2019

Politician's pushing for new Cefn Mawr health centre call on new PM to deliver on NHS cash pledge

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17900332.politician-39-s-pushing-new-cefn-mawr-health-centre-call-new-pm-deliver-nhs-cash-pledge/

 

Leader Live 12th September 2019

Acrefair and Ruabon parents raise concerns over suitability of 5/5C Arriva service to Llangollen

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17897525.acrefair-ruabon-parents-raise-concerns-suitability-5-5c-arriva-service-llangollen/

 

The Guardian 8th September 2019

Johnson urged to back £3.5bn plan to overhaul railways in Midlands

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/12/johnson-urged-back-plan-overhaul-railways-midlands

 

Nation Cymru 10th September 2019

Festival to bring Welsh history alive to over 20,000 children

https://nation.cymru/culture/festival-to-bring-welsh-history-alive-to-over-20000-children/

 

Shropshire Live 9th September 2019

Network Rail completes Whittington level crossing upgrade

https://www.shropshirelive.com/news/2019/09/09/network-rail-completes-whittington-level-crossing-upgrade/

 

Leader Live 7th September 2019

Tributes paid to popular Chirk AAA FC player footballer

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17887751.tributes-paid-popular-chirk-aaa-fc-player-footballer/

 

Daily Post 7th September 2019

Little Kitchen in Cefn Mawr gets 5 Star Rating

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/businesses-five-star-food-hygiene-16879064

 

Daily Post 6th September 2019

How North Wales largest town is redefining itself for the future

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/how-north-wales-largest-town-16837842

 

The Leader 5th September 2019

Green-fingered youngsters join Garden Gang in Wrexham to spruce up environment

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17883756.green-fingered-youngsters-join-garden-gang-wrexham-spruce-environment/

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 5th September 2019

Fundraising appeal to cover funeral costs of former Chirk AAA footballer

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/17884179.fundraising-appeal-cover-funeral-costs-former-chirk-aaa-footballer/

 

The Business Desk.com 5th September 2019

Government pledges £39bn Northern rail scheme will go ahead

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2047537-government-pledges-39bn-northern-rail-scheme-will-go-ahead

 

The Times 4th September 2019

HS2 heading down the wrong route, a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Who cares if it really was US senator Everett Dirksen who came up with that little quip? It’s still a required rubric for the transport department officials procuring HS2.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hs2-heading-down-the-wrong-route-fjsp5qlf8

 

The Sun 4th September 2019

HIGH SPEED FAIL HS2 boss blames seven-year delay on Britain being bigger than expected

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9857709/hs2-delay-britain-bigger-than-expected/

 

The Times 4th September 2019

‘Unrealistic’ HS2 faces seven-year delay and £32bn shortfall……

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/unrealistic-hs2-faces-seven-year-delay-and-32bn-shortfall-7w8qhgmql

 

Leader Liver 3rd September 2019

Wrexham man with cancerous tumour celebrates cycling 656,000 miles as part of his therapy

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17877537.wrexham-man-cancerous-tumour-celebrates-cycling-656-000-miles-part-therapy/

 

Shropshire Star 2nd September 2019

Crowds flock to Whitchurch Canal Festival on the Llangollen Canal.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/north-shropshire-entertainment/2019/09/02/crowds-flock-to-whitchurch-canal-festival-in-pictures/

 

BBC 1st September 2019

HS2 Derbyshire tram plans 'could devastate canal'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49513532

 

LBC 1st September 2019

Architect of HS2 Lord Andrew Adonis Admits Project Has Been Mismanaged

https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nigel-farage/architect-of-hs2/

 

The Times 1st September 2019

Is it the end of the line for HS2? After years of controversy, the north-south line is fighting for its life.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/is-it-the-end-of-the-line-for-hs2-qmkct79nh

 

The Times 1st September 2019

Transport secretary Grant Shapps to come clean on soaring costs of HS2

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/transport-secretary-grant-shapps-to-come-clean-on-soaring-costs-of-hs2-gknqwstbt

 

Shropshire Live 28th August 2019

Network Rail to begin upgrade work at Whittington level crossing

https://www.shropshirelive.com/news/2019/08/28/network-rail-to-begin-upgrade-work-at-whittington-level-crossing/

 

Shropshire Star 28th August 2019

Shropshire Star comment: Does HS2 merit the huge cost?

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2019/08/28/shropshire-star-comment-does-hs2-merit-the-huge-cost/

 

The Northern Echo 27th August 2019

THE Northern Powerhouse partnership has launched its own review into HS2 after a Government-commissioned inquiry into the scheme was announced last week.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17861500.northern-powerhouse-launches-review-hs2/

 

BBC 27th August 2019

HS2: Ministers and bosses knew railway was over budget years ago

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49450297?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story

 

Dail Mail 25th August 2019

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps admits controversial HS2 could be scrapped following a review into its future

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7393067/Transport-Secretary-Grant-Shapps-admits-controversial-HS2-scrapped.html

 

Sunday Post 25th August 2019

Better never than late for HS2 railway white elephant

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/on-track-for-fiasco-better-never-than-late-for-this-railway-white-elephant/

 

The Daily Mail 25th August 2019

Serious Fraud Office probes HS2 contracts: Troubled rail scheme in new crisis over whistleblower's 'lethal' dossier

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7391629/Serious-Fraud-Office-probes-HS2-contracts-Troubled-rail-scheme-new-crisis.html

 

The Planner 19th August 2019

Government urged to consider environmental impacts of HS2

https://www.theplanner.co.uk/news/government-urged-to-consider-environmental-impacts-of-hs2

 

Transport Network 19th August 2019

Fears grow that HS2 could cost over £100bn

https://www.transport-network.co.uk/Fears-grow-that-HS2-could-cost-over-100bn/16095

 

The Leader 17th August 2019

Award winning choir to perform annual concert at Rhos theatre

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17843683.award-winning-choir-perform-annual-concert-rhos-theatre/

 

Transport Extra 16th August 2019

The Great Central as an alternative to HS2?

https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/61938/the-great-central-as-an-alternative-to-hs2-nonsense

 

Politics Home 16th August 2019

Government must listen before it's too late to save our ancient woodland from the careless destruction of HS2

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/environment/environmental-protection/opinion/woodland-trust/105928/government-must-listen

 

BBC 15th August 2019

Leaders call for £39bn for Northern Powerhouse Rail project

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49321579

 

Coventry Observer 14th August 2019

New partnership to replace Virgin as operator of West Coast Mainline trains

https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/new-partnership-to-replace-virgin-as-operator-of-west-coast-mainline-trains/

 

Shropshire Star 14th August 2019

£1m to be invested in Shropshire hotel resort

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/business/2019/08/14/1m-to-be-invested-in-shropshire-hotel-resort/

 

Whitchurch Herald 13th August 2019

Whixall Marina to host open day on Sunday

https://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/17834023.whixall-marina-host-open-day-sunday/

 

Wrexham.com 12th August 2019

Wrexham identified as ‘cluster area’ for large scale housing and employment growth in next 20 years

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-identified-as-cluster-area-for-large-scale-housing-and-employment-growth-in-next-20-years-172314.html

 

Leamington Observer 11th August 2019

Downton Abbey star takes to local waterways to oppose HS2

https://leamingtonobserver.co.uk/news/downton-abbey-star-takes-to-local-waterways-to-oppose-hs2-14451/

 

Shropshire Star 8th August 2019

Ellesmere summer festival launches along the canal

https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/oswestry-entertainment/2019/08/08/ellesmere-summer-festival-launches-along-the-canal/

 

Shropshire Star 3rd August 2019

Plans to reinstate Montgomery Canal bridge submitted

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/north-shropshire/2019/08/03/plans-to-reinstate-montgomery-canal-bridge-submitted/

 

The Times 1st August 2019

Outdated HS2 is a first-class ticket to ecological ruin

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/outdated-hs2-is-a-first-class-ticket-to-ecological-ruin-767tqh69l

 

Londonist 31st July 2019

Beautiful Hand-Drawn Map Will Persuade You To Visit The Zone 9 Beer Triangle

https://londonist.com/london/maps/map-chalfont-latimer-chesham-amersham

 

Wrexham.com 26th July 2019

Major expansion plans for Wrexham Industrial Estate look set for approval

http://www.wrexham.com/news/major-expansion-plans-wrexham-industrial-estate-look-set-for-approval-171575.html

 

Shropshire Live 23rd July 2019

Surface upgrade work to take place at Whittington level crossing

https://www.shropshirelive.com/news/2019/07/23/surface-upgrade-work-to-take-place-at-whittington-level-crossing/

 

Metro 20th July 2019

HS2 railway could go £30,000,000,000 over budget

https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/20/hs2-railway-could-go-30000000000-over-budget-10431779/

 

The Leader Live 20th July 2019

Photography competition will showcase Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17783723.photography-competition-will-showcase-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-amp-canal/

 

The Guardian 20th July 2019

HS2 'could go £30bn over budget'

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/20/hs2-could-go-30bn-over-budget

 

BM Magazine 20th July 2019

HS2 line cannot be delivered within £56bn budget and could rise by further £30bn

https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/hs2-line-cannot-be-delivered-within-56bn-budget-and-could-rise-by-further-30bn/

 

BBC News 19th July 2019

HS2: High-speed line cost 'could rise by £30bn'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49048823

 

The Guardian 18th July 2019

Case against HS2 environmental protesters collapses

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/18/case-against-hs2-environmental-protesters-collapses

 

Daily Post 15th July 2019

Watch the moment a large snake swims across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-moment-large-snake-swims-16589706

 

Washington News Day 14th July 2019

Cruise across the UK on a canal holiday and you’ll see the country in a new light.

https://www.washingtonnewsday.com/news/cruise-across-the-uk-on-a-canal-holiday-and-youll-see-the-country-in-a-new-light/

 

The Leader 14th July 2019

Spot yourself in our picture gallery from the stunning Underneath the Arches light show at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17769879.spot-picture-gallery-stunning-underneath-arches-light-show-pontcysyllte-aqueduct/

 

Leader Live 12th July 2019

Wrexham brewery launches ale to celebrate Pontcysyllte 10th World Heritage site anniversary

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17766127.wrexham-brewery-launches-ale-celebrate-pontcysyllte-10th-world-heritage-site-anniversary/

 

Building 12th July 2019

Tory MPs claim HS2 will cost more than £100bn

https://www.building.co.uk/news/tory-mps-claim-hs2-will-cost-more-than-100bn/5100585.article

 

Derbyshire Telegraph 12th July 2019

Council attacks plan to link Derby to HS2 via canal route

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/council-attacks-plan-link-derby-3085207

 

Northampton Chronicle & Echo 11th July 2019

MP Andrea Leadsom calls for review of HS2 business case

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/politics/south-northamptonshire-mp-andrea-leadsom-calls-for-review-of-hs2-business-case-1-8995038

 

BBC Wales 11th July 2019

Wales history: Industrial heritage stories from five key sites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48935051

 

Leader Live 11th July 2019

Wrexham councillor elected to lead transport partnership

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17763475.wrexham-councillor-elected-lead-transport-partnership/

 

Whitchurch Herald 10th July 2019

Whitchurch's Bradbury Centre benefits from Duncan's 80km run as thousands raised

https://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/17760738.whitchurch-39-s-bradbury-centre-benefits-duncan-39-s-80km-run-thousands-raised/

 

Wrexham.com 5th July 2019

Open air concert and spectacular lights display next week for Underneath the Arches!

http://www.wrexham.com/news/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-to-host-open-air-concert-and-spectacular-lights-display-with-return-of-underneath-the-arches-170677.html

 

The leader 4th July 2019

Peace march sends powerful message in Llangollen

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17749034.peace-march-sends-powerful-message-llangollen/

 

The Free Press 2nd July 2019

Gentleman down the stream to launch new Llangollen boat

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17742712.gentlemanly-funding-stream-for-new-llangollen-boat/

 

Wrexham.com 1st July 2019

Glyndwr’s mammoth planning applications to be decided later – Lead councillor says “stuck in a traffic queue at peak-times for longer” is “small price to pay

http://www.wrexham.com/news/glyndwrs-mammoth-planning-applications-to-be-decided-later-lead-councillor-says-stuck-in-a-traffic-queue-at-peak-times-for-longer-is-small-price-to-pay-170432.html

 

BBC 30th June 2019

Boat takes Pontcysyllte aqueduct trips to new heights

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48819095

 

Wrexham.com 26th June 2019

Celebrations this weekend to mark 10 years of World Heritage Status for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.wrexham.com/news/celebrations-this-weekend-to-mark-10-years-of-world-heritage-status-for-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-170310.html

 

The Leader Live 26th June 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct fun day

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17731854.pontcysyllte-aqueduct-fun-day/

 

The Free Press 26th June 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct praised in Parliament

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17730443.pontcysyllte-aqueduct-praised-in-parliament/

 

Shropshire Star 25th June 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct world heritage birthday celebrations

https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/attractions/2019/06/25/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-world-heritage-birthday-celebrations/

 

The Leader 24th June 2019

Ten Years On - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct celebrates milestone anniversary of being named World Heritage site

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17725406.ten-years-on-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-celebrates-milestone-anniversary-of-being-named-world-heritage-site/

 

The leader Live 20th June 2019

Considerable health benefits highlighted of walking in the Dee Valley and Clwydian Range

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17716386.considerable-health-benefits-highlighted-of-walking-in-the-dee-valley-and-clwydian-range/

 

Leader Live 20th June 2019

Free swimming sessions for women at Plas Madoc

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17718388.free-swimming-sessions-for-women-at-plas-madoc/

 

Wrexham.com 24th May 2019

Dates set for public hearing into Wrexham’s Local Development Plan

http://www.wrexham.com/news/dates-set-for-public-hearing-into-wrexhams-local-development-plan-168539.html

 

Wales247.co.uk 24th May 2019

Hundreds Turnout for Successful Montgomery Canal Triathlon

https://wales247.co.uk/hundreds-turnout-for-successful-montgomery-canal-triathlon/

 

The Week 20th May 2019

Should HS2 be scrapped?

https://www.theweek.co.uk/101321/should-hs2-be-scrapped

 

The Daily Post 17th May 2019

This is what canal trust had to say about safety at aqueduct after teen fell to his death

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/what-canal-trust-say-safety-16288953

 

Gizmodo 16th May 2019

House of Lords Suggests a Cheaper, Slower HS2

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/05/house-of-lords-suggests-a-cheaper-slower-hs2/

 

Express and Star 16th May 2019

The villagers forced to move out of homes due to HS2

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2019/05/16/the-villagers-forced-to-move-out-of-homes-due-to-hs2/

 

Express and Star 16th May 2019

Special report: Is it the end of the HS2 line?

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport/2019/05/16/special-report-is-it-the-end-of-the-hs2-line/

 

New Civil Engineer 16th May 2019

House of Lords: Major HS2 'rethink' needed to curb 'out of control' costs

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/house-of-lords-major-hs2-rethink-needed-to-curb-out-of-control-costs/10042581.article

 

Sky News 16th May 2019

Warning that HS2 costs are out of control and the project needs a major rethink

https://news.sky.com/story/warning-that-hs2-costs-are-out-of-control-and-the-project-needs-a-major-rethink-11721043

 

Express and Star 16th May 2019

Peers urge major rethink of HS2 amid cost concerns

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2019/05/15/peers-urge-major-rethink-of-hs2-amid-cost-concerns/

 

The Times 15th May 2019

It is time to put the brakes on the costly HS2 railway

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/it-is-time-to-put-the-brakes-on-the-costly-hs2-railway-bvwwbgl8g

 

The Canary 14th May 2019

There’s outrage over the way that a parliamentary debate on anti-bird netting ended

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/05/14/theres-outrage-over-the-way-that-a-parliamentary-debate-on-anti-bird-netting-ended/

 

Gulf Times 14th May 2019

Brexit Party ‘to unveil full policies after EU elections’ including scrapping HS2

https://www.gulf-times.com/story/631422/Brexit-Party-to-unveil-full-policies-after-EU-elec

 

Menafn.com 14th May 2019

Brexit Party 'to unveil full policies after EU elections'

https://menafn.com/1098518059/Brexit-Party-to-unveil-full-policies-after-EU-elections

 

Express 14th May 2019

David Davis urges 'scrapping of HS2 and give its £56bn budget to 28 better projects'

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1126891/hs2-David-Davis-budget-fast-railway

 

New Civil Engineer 14th May 2019

Scrapping HS2 could fund 28 transport schemes, report claims

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/scrapping-hs2-could-fund-28-transport-schemes-report-claims/10042506.article

 

My London 13th May 2019

HS2 forest clearance at Ruilsip and Colne valley should stop, Woodland Trust warns

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/hs2-forest-clearance-ruilsip-colne-16267766

 

West Bridgford Wire 13th May 2019

Scrapping HS2 could see 28 improvement schemes completed instead – including Midland Mainline electrification

https://westbridgfordwire.com/scrapping-hs2-could-see-28-improvement-schemes-completed-instead-including-midland-mainline-electrification/

 

Eastern Daily Press 13th May 2019

Government refuses to criminalise bird netting after Bacton cliffs outcry

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/bird-netting-debate-parliament-sandmartins-bacton-1-6048439

 

Leader Live 10th May 2019

Llangollen Canal poem competition launched

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17632335.llangollen-canal-poem-competition-launched/

 

The Times 8th May 2019

Unease at China’s grip on Britain’s nuclear future

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/unease-at-chinas-grip-on-britain-s-nuclear-future-dzlp56l2z

 

Leamington Observer 7th May 2019

Historic Cubbington pear tree spreads its roots

https://leamingtonobserver.co.uk/news/historic-cubbington-pear-tree-spreads-its-roots/

 

South Wales Guardian 6th May 2019

HS2 has been branded an “affront to the Welsh taxpayer” by Plaid Cymru’s Transport Spokesperson Jonathan Edwards MP, after new analysis showed costs spiralling to over £150bn. The PKC Group calls HS2 the Welsh By Pass!

https://www.southwalesguardian.co.uk/news/17620920.mp-brands-hs2-as-disgraceful/

 

Liverpool Echo 5th May 2019

You can explore these secret waterfalls just a short drive from Liverpool

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/stunning-secret-waterfalls-short-drive-14046478

 

Leader Live 29th April 2019

Tesco employees at Cefn Mawr store clean up graffiti at Ty Mawr Country Park

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17605403.tesco-employees-at-cefn-mawr-store-clean-up-graffiti-at-ty-mawr-country-park/

 

Denbighshire Free Press 26th April 2019

40mph buffer zone could be introduced to cut speeding through Froncysyllte

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17597897.new-40mph-buffer-zone-could-be-introduced-to-cut-speeding-through-froncysyllte/

 

RTM 26th April 2019

‘No justification’: Buckinghamshire councils demand government halt HS2 prep work until Notice to Proceed given

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/no-justification-buckinghamshire-councils-demand-government-halt-hs2-prep-work-until-notice-to-proceed-given

 

Transport Extra 26th April 2019

Ministerial hint that HS2 could be scrapped wins right-wing praise

https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/60889/ministerial-hint-that-hs2-could-be-scrapped-wins-right-wing-praise

 

Hold the Front-Page 26th April 2019

Weeklies petition government to scrap HS2 which will bring ‘no benefit’ to patches

https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2019/news/weeklies-petition-government-to-scrap-hs2-which-will-bring-no-benefit-to-patches/

 

Mywleshpool.co.uk 18th April 2019

Survey shows value of Montgomery Canal Triathlon

http://www.mywelshpool.co.uk/viewernews/ArticleId/16633

 

Leader Live 14th April 2019

Cefn Albion finish off a difficult week on a high after beating Pontardawe Town in Welsh Trophy Final

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/sport/football/17573316.cefn-albion-finish-off-a-difficult-week-on-a-high-after-beating-pontardawe-town-in-welsh-trophy-final/

 

Along the Boards 14th April 2019

Abellio awarded East Midlands rail franchise after Stagecoach disqualified

http://alongtheboards.com/2019/04/14/abellio-awarded-east-midlands-rail-franchise-after.html

 

The Telegraph 14th April 2019

The Conservative collapse is now a national emergency

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/04/14/conservative-collapse-now-national-emergency/

 

The Telegraph 14th April 2019

Who will have the courage to scrap HS2, a wasteful product of our failed politics?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/14/will-have-courage-scrap-hs2-wasteful-product-failed-politics/

 

The Telegraph 14th April 2019

HS2 criticised by RSPB for allowing contractors to cover bushes in netting to prevent birds from nesting

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/14/hs2-criticised-rspb-allowing-contractors-cover-bushes-netting/

 

Banbury Guardian 13th April 2019

Claydon marina plan still heavily opposed

https://outlook.live.com/mail/inbox/id/AQMkADAwATYwMAItODBjYi1lYTBhLTAwAi0wMAoARgAAA9oosJHfTpRNhIcojpgjL18HAEbN13vPAG9FveoHPp71ox8AAAIBDAAAAEbN13vPAG9FveoHPp71ox8AAqOyac8AAAA%3D

 

Leamington Observer 13th April 2019

Mum and son team to walk HS2 route in bid to derail line

https://leamingtonobserver.co.uk/news/mum-and-son-team-to-walk-hs2-route-in-bid-to-derail-line-12423/

 

Nottingham Post 11th April 2019

HS2 spending to be scrutinised by government this year

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/hs2-spending-scrutinised-government-year-2749124

 

West Bridgford Wire 11th April 2019

£56 billion HS2 project spend to be reviewed, says minister

https://westbridgfordwire.com/56billion-hs2-project-review/

 

The Sun 11th April 2019

HIGH SPEED HINT Liz Truss suggests she could axe £60billion HS2 rail link to boost local transport

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8836947/liz-truss-suggests-she-could-axe-60billion-hs2-rail-link-to-boost-local-transport/

 

ITV News 10th April 2019

Why Virgin Trains is set to disappear from Britain’s railways

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-10/stagecoach-barred-from-franchise-bids-over-pensions-feud/

 

Bucks Herald 10th April 2019

HS2 contractors destroying wildlife site to create 'biodiversity zone'

https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/hs2-contractors-destroying-wildlife-site-to-create-biodiversity-zone-1-8885271

 

Shropshire Star 9th April 2019

Spring clean of Mid Wales woodland

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/2019/04/09/spring-clean-of-mid-wales-woodland/

 

Leader Live 8th April 2019

Llangollen Fringe Festival confirms headline acts including TV presenter Bruce Parry and singer songwriter Robyn Hitchcock

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17559182.llangollen-fringe-festival-confirms-headline-acts-including-tv-presenter-bruce-parry-and-singer-songwriter-robyn-hitchcock/

 

The Leader 7th April 2019

Young boxers in Wrexham put on knockout display

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17554784.young-boxers-in-wrexham-put-on-knockout-display/

 

The Canary 5th April 2019

HS2’s reputation goes from bad to worse as its caught using nets to stop birds nesting

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/04/05/hs2s-reputation-goes-from-bad-to-worse-as-its-caught-using-nets-to-stop-birds-nesting/

 

The Leader 1st April 2019

Wrexham rail enthusiasts delighted by visit of locomotive

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17541485.wrexham-rail-enthusiasts-delighted-by-visit-of-locomotive/

 

Leader Live 1st April 2019

Underneath the Arches returns

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17541519.underneath-the-arches-returns/

 

Leader Live 26th March 2019

Cefn Mawr history and museum events

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17526802.cefn-mawr-history-and-museum-events/

 

Daily Post 21st March 2019

Traffic warden parked on double yellow lines while booking others for doing the same

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/traffic-warden-parked-double-yellow-16004492

 

Leader Live 17th March 2019

People encouraged to try boating for free on Llangollen canal open day

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17510647.people-encouraged-to-try-boating-for-free-on-llangollen-canal-open-day/

 

Leader Live 17th March 2019

Meet the Wrexham dog owner who picked up two rosettes on her first Crufts appearance

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17504989.meet-the-wrexham-dog-owner-who-picked-up-two-rosettes-on-her-first-crufts-appearance/

 

Leader Live 12th March 2019

Acrefair pensioner believes his £5 note is "one of a kind"

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17493663.acrefair-pensioner-believes-his-5-note-is-one-of-a-kind/

 

Shropshire Star 12th March 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct fall tragedy: Coroner raises safety concerns over railings

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/llangollen/2019/03/12/coroners-concern-over-aqueduct-safety/

 

The West Moreland Gazette 11th March 2019

LETTER: HS2 is the whitest of white elephants

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/17466721.letter-hs2-is-the-whitest-of-white-elephants/

 

Express 10th March 2019

HS2: The fast and furious row to SCRAP high speed train

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1098235/hs2-high-speed-train-london-birmingham-cancelled

 

The Times 10th March 2019

Call to preserve Pontcysyllte Aqueduct after teen’s death

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/call-to-preserve-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-after-teens-death-j5fj3zdnb

 

Denbighshire Free Press 10th March 2019

Corwen staff raise money for Hope House

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17490083.corwen-staff-raise-money-for-hope-house/

 

Wales on Line 8th March 2019

The beautiful canal walks in Wales that will make you want to lace up your hiking boots now

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/beautiful-canal-walks-wales-make-15924475

 

Leader Live 7th March 2019

Cefn Councillor proposes cable car system to rejuvenate tourism in Cefn Mawr

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17480084.cefn-councillor-proposes-cable-car-system-to-rejuvenate-tourism-in-cefn-mawr/

 

Wrexham.com 7th March 2019

Guidance set to be adopted for town centre conservation area – ‘council and private sector need to play their part’

http://www.wrexham.com/news/guidance-set-to-be-adopted-for-town-centre-conservation-area-council-and-private-sector-need-to-play-their-part-164868.html

 

Shropshire Star 5th March 2019

Firefighters rescue dog from canal in Ellesmere

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/ellesmere/2019/03/05/dog-rescued-from-canal-in-ellesmere/

 

Leader Live 4h March 2019

Calls to make trunk road safer between Chirk and Froncysyllte

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17475174.calls-to-make-trunk-road-safer-between-chirk-and-froncysyllte/

 

The Telegraph 3rd March 2019

American rail U-turn fuels doubts over HS2

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/03/03/american-rail-u-turn-fuels-doubts-hs2/

 

New Civil Engineer 3rd March 2019

Bechtel lodges claim against HS2 London station award

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/bechtel-lodges-claim-against-hs2-london-station-award/10040602.article

 

The Sun 3rd March 2019

HS2 RAIL-ROADED Thousands of drivers urge Theresa May to axe £60bn HS2 rail link and invest in our crumbling roads

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8551740/theresa-may-hs2-crumbling-roads-potholes/

 

Leader Live 28th February 2019

Cefn Community Council says no offer has been made for Ebenezer Chapel in Cefn Mawr

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17463345.cefn-community-council-says-no-offer-has-been-made-for-ebenezer-chapel-in-cefn-mawr/

 

Denbighshire Free Press 28th February 2019

Llangollen Canal Walk to raise money for charity

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17465798.llangollen-canal-walk-to-raise-money-for-charity/

 

Daily Mail 25th February 2019

Another HS2 delay... over whether to scrap it: Decision whether to continue the £56billion rail link 'won't happen until the end of the year'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6741063/Another-HS2-delay-scrap-it.html

 

Daily Mail 24th February 2019

Fresh blow for HS2 amid suggestion noise levels could breach new World Health Organisation limits

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6739807/Fresh-blow-HS2-study-says-noise-levels-breach-new-World-Health-Organisation-limits.html

 

Telegraph 24th February 2019

Letters: The downsides of the HS2 project have long overtaken the benefits

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/02/24/lettersthe-downsides-hs2-project-have-long-overtaken-benefits/

 

Telegraph 23rd February 2019

HS2 predicted noise levels would breach new World Health Organisation limits

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/23/hs2-predicted-noise-levels-would-breach-new-world-health-organisation/

 

The Leader Live 21st February 2019

Councillor's frustration in bid to buy former Ebenezer Chapel in Wrexham

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17446266.councillors-frustration-in-bid-to-buy-former-ebenezer-chapel-in-wrexham/

 

Wrexham.com 18th February 2019

Council change position after new £200k bid for Ebenezer Chapel – public auction plan scrapped

http://www.wrexham.com/news/council-change-position-after-new-200k-bid-for-ebenezer-chapel-public-auction-plan-scrapped-163958.html

 

Wales 247 18th February 2019

Volunteer Surveyor Sought for Montgomery Canal Restoration

https://wales247.co.uk/volunteer-surveyor-sought-for-montgomery-canal-restoration/

 

Blackpool Gazette 18th February 2019

We do not need HS2 and we cannot afford it. Britain isn’t big enough anyway.

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-february-18-2019-1-9601488

 

The Sun 17th February 2019

Travel expenses for HS2 employees working on rail project cost £50k a week

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8444546/hs2-staff-travel-expenses-bill/

 

Daily Mail 21st February 2019

Couple sue HS2 for 'undervaluing their home by £60,000' in landmark legal case that could pave the way for hundreds of other lawsuits

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6713409/Couple-sue-HS2-undervaluing-home-60-000-landmark-legal-case.html

 

The Telegraph 17th February 2019

Britain can have better transport without wasting more money on HS2

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/02/17/lettersbritain-can-have-better-transport-without-wasting-money/

 

The Telegraph 16th February 2019

True cost of HS2 not known, boss of controversial rail scheme admits

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/16/true-cost-hs2-not-known-boss-controversial-rail-scheme-admits/

 

Shropshire Star 13th February 2019

Clinker boulder to world heritage site is a mystery

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2019/02/13/clinker-boulder-to-world-heritage-site-is-a-mystery/

 

Daily Mail 12th February 2019

Leadsom ratchets up pressure on PM to ditch HS2 as she outlines fears that case for £56bn rail link 'may no longer exist' due to spiralling costs

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6693267/Leadsom-ratchets-pressure-PM-ditch-HS2.html

 

Birmingham Mail 11th February 2019

Furious Channel 4 Dispatches viewers demand 'joke' HS2 project scrapped after documentary, The special documentary from Channel 4, which lasted half an hour was broadcast on Monday at 8pm and was titled: "HS2 - The Great Train Robbery: Channel 4."

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/furious-channel-4-dispatches-viewers-15815918

 

Construction Enquirer 11th February 2019

Fears grow over future of HS2

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2019/02/11/fears-grow-over-future-of-hs2/

 

The Sun 11th February 2019

HS2 FACING AXE MPs consider axing £56bn High Speed 2 rail network amid fears budget is spiralling out of control

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8399242/high-speed-2-rail-network-out-of-control-budget-claims/

 

The Daily Mail 11th February 2019

Revealed: Mounting Cabinet revolt threatens to sink the HS2 rail link as ministers look to 'kill off' project after budget nearly doubles to £60billion

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6689223/Mounting-Cabinet-revolt-threatens-sink-HS2-rail-link.html

 

The Daily Mail 11th February 2019

Ministers are 'keen to kill off' HS2 amid growing concern the rail project's annual costs could rise by 40 per cent to £6billion a year

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6688035/Ministers-keen-kill-HS2-budget-concerns-Dispatches-Great-Train-Robbery-reveals.html

 

The Telegraph UK Politics 10th February 2019

'We're on the fast track to a £100 billion white elephant'

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/10/fast-track-100-billion-white-elephant/

 

The Telegraph 10th February 2019

Ministers 'keen to kill off' HS2 as costs spiral

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/10/ministers-keen-kill-hs2-costs-spiral/

 

Reaction UK Politics 8th February 2019

Brexit debacle is a model of competence compared to the HS2 disaster

https://reaction.life/brexit-debacle-model-competence-compared-hs2-disaster/

 

Wrexham.com 7th February 2019

Council confirm auction for building after community offer rejected – “It is more transparent and gives everybody an opportunity”

http://www.wrexham.com/news/council-confirm-auction-for-building-after-community-offer-rejected-it-is-more-transparent-and-gives-everybody-an-opportunity-163353.html

 

The Daily Mail 7th February 2019

The £5BILLION HS2 property disaster: Buying land for the route is set 'to cost five times budget', campaigners warn

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6680213/The-5BILLION-HS2-property-disaster-Buying-land-route-set-cost-five-times-budget.html

 

Rail Technology Magazine 7th February 2019

Land acquisition costs for HS2 spiral five times higher than originally projected

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/land-acquisition-costs-for-hs2-spiral-five-times-higher-than-originally-projected-?dorewrite=false

 

The Spectator 7th February 2019

The financial logic behind HS2 is collapsing. It’s time to pull the plug

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/02/the-financial-logic-behind-hs2-is-collapsing-its-time-to-pull-the-plug/

 

Daily Mail 7th February 2019

Single HS2 station to cost £1BILLION as campaigners say the project is 'falling apart' as expenditure spirals

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6676705/Single-HS2-station-cost-1BILLION-campaigners-say-project-falling-apart.html

 

Wexham.com 4th February 2019

Visitor numbers quadruple in 10 years of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site status to 500,000 annually

http://www.wrexham.com/news/visitor-numbers-quadruple-in-10-years-of-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-world-heritage-site-status-163228.html

 

New Civil Engineer 1st February 2019

Revealed | HS2 spent £60M on agency staff in last two years

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/revealed-hs2-spent-60m-on-agency-staff-in-last-two-years/10039518.article

 

The Guardian 31st January 2019

Plan to transform transport across north of England unveiled

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/31/plan-to-transform-transport-across-north-of-england-unveiled

 

Shropshire Star 30th January 2019

Visitor numbers quadruple at Pontcysyllte aquaduct

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/llangollen/2019/01/30/visitor-numbers-quadruple-at-pontcysyllte-aquaduct/

 

BBC News 29th January 2019

Ebenezer chapel community centre in Cefn Mawr auction

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47047021

 

The Leader Live 29th January 2019

Former Baptist chapel to go under hammer

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17392467.former-baptist-chapel-to-go-under-hammer/

 

Wrexham.com 29th January 2019

Community building which received £1m cash injection set for auction unless council accept bid

http://www.wrexham.com/news/community-building-which-received-1m-cash-injection-set-for-auction-unless-council-accept-bid-162845.html

 

Leader Live 28th January 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct celebrate 10 years of world heritage status

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17390747.pontcysyllte-aqueduct-celebrate-10-years-of-world-heritage-status/

 

Border Counties Advertiser 28th January 2019

Year of celebrations to celebrate World Heritage Status for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/17389297.year-of-celebrations-to-celebrate-world-heritage-status-for-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-and-llangollen-canal/

 

The Telegraph 26th January 2019

Let's please pull the plug on HS2

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/01/26/please-pull-plug-hs2/

 

Shropshire Star 26th January 2019

Bypass plea to save Shropshire village from HS2 construction traffic

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport/2019/01/26/bypass-plea-to-save-shropshire-village-from-hs2-construction-traffic/

 

UK Gov.uk 25th January 2019

Remains of Captain Matthew Flinders discovered at HS2 site in Euston

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/remains-of-captain-matthew-flinders-discovered-at-hs2-site-in-euston

 

Building News 23rd January 2019

‘Nobody knows’ how much HS2 will cost, admits ousted chair

https://www.building.co.uk/news/nobody-knows-how-much-hs2-will-cost-admits-ousted-chair/5097485.article

 

Denbighshire Free Press 21st January 2019

Starting on Easter Weekend, the vintage bus tours will take guests to the Horseshoe Pass and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/17373672.starting-on-easter-weekend-the-vintage-bus-tours-will-take-guests-to-the-horseshoe-pass-and-the-pontcysyllte-aqueduct/

 

Birmingham Live 19th January 2019

Skulls and bones revealed as thousands of dead Brummies are dug up during HS2 works

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/first-look-inside-hs2-tents-15699807

 

Wrexham.com 17th January 2019

Ratio of residents to GPs in Wrexham ‘one of the highest in the UK’

http://www.wrexham.com/news/ratio-of-gp-to-residents-in-wrexham-one-of-the-highest-in-the-uk-work-being-done-to-improve-recruitment-161935.html

 

The Guardian 13th January 2019

HS2 may run fewer, slower trains to stay on budget and schedule

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/13/hs2-may-run-fewer-slower-trains-to-stay-on-budget-and-schedule

 

The Sun 12th January 2019

HS-TOO-SLOW Minister slams ‘viability’ of £56bn HS2 rail project as speeds may be cut to save money — which could undermine the whole project

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8181821/minister-slams-viability-56bn-hs2/

 

The Telegraph 12th January 2019

HS2 could be built to carry thousands fewer passengers as part of attempts to keep it within £56 billion budget

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/01/12/hs2-could-built-carry-thousands-fewer-passengers-part-attempts/

 

Wrexham.Com 7th January 2019

Volunteers look to secure Cefn Mawr property at auction in bid to kickstart cable car and regeneration plans

http://www.wrexham.com/news/volunteers-look-to-secure-cefn-mawr-property-at-auction-in-bid-to-kickstart-cable-car-and-regeneration-plans-161402.html

 

Construction Europe 7th January 2019

UK’s HS2 to be dropped?

https://www.khl.com/construction-europe/uks-hs2-to-be-dropped/136396.article

 

Northwich Guardian 5th January 2019

Scrap HS2 and make better use of the money

https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/17336359.opinion-scrap-hs2-and-make-better-use-of-the-money/

 

Camden New Journal 4th January 2019

HS2’s impact on our lives is only just beginning…

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/hs2s-impact-on-our-lives-is-only-just-beginning

 

Brink Wire 2nd January 2019

Britain’s most endangered bird the Willow tit will be driven to the brink of extinction by HS2

http://en.brinkwire.com/technology/britains-most-endangered-bird-the-willow-tit-will-be-driven-to-the-brink-of-extinction-by-hs2/

 

The Leader 1st January 2019

New signage planned at Trevor Basin

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17327754.new-signage-planned-at-trevor-basin/