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. 5th July 2019

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


The leader 4th July 2019

Peace march sends powerful message in Llangollen


The Free Press 2nd July 2019

Gentleman down the stream to launch new Llangollen boat 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


BBC 30th June 2019

Boat takes Pontcysyllte aqueduct trips to new heights 26th June 2019

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


The Leader Live 26th June 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct fun day


The Free Press 26th June 2019

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct praised in Parliament


Shropshire Star 25th June 2019

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


The leader Live 20th June 2019

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 24th May 2019

Dates set for public hearing into Wrexham’s Local Development Plan 24th May 2019

Hundreds Turnout for Successful Montgomery Canal Triathlon


The Week 20th May 2019

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


Gizmodo 16th May 2019

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


Express and Star 16th May 2019

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


Sky News 16th May 2019

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


Express and Star 16th May 2019

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


The Canary 14th May 2019

There’s 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 14th May 2019

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'


New Civil Engineer 14th May 2019

Scrapping HS2 could fund 28 transport schemes, report claims


My London 13th May 2019

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


West Bridgford Wire 13th May 2019

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


Leader Live 10th May 2019

Llangollen Canal poem competition launched


The Times 8th May 2019

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


Leamington Observer 7th May 2019

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!


Liverpool Echo 5th May 2019

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


Leader Live 29th April 2019

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


RTM 26th April 2019

‘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


Hold the Front-Page 26th April 2019

Weeklies petition government to scrap HS2 which will bring ‘no benefit’ to patches 18th April 2019

Survey shows value of Montgomery Canal Triathlon


Leader Live 14th April 2019

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


The Telegraph 14th April 2019

The Conservative collapse is now a national emergency


The Telegraph 14th April 2019

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


The Telegraph 14th April 2019

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


Banbury Guardian 13th April 2019

Claydon marina plan still heavily opposed


Leamington Observer 13th April 2019

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


Nottingham Post 11th April 2019

HS2 spending to be scrutinised by government this year


West Bridgford Wire 11th April 2019

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


The Sun 11th April 2019

HIGH SPEED HINT 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


Bucks Herald 10th April 2019

HS2 contractors destroying wildlife site to create 'biodiversity zone'


Shropshire Star 9th April 2019

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


The Leader 7th April 2019

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


The Leader 1st April 2019

Wrexham rail enthusiasts delighted by visit of locomotive


Leader Live 1st April 2019

Underneath the Arches returns


Leader Live 26th March 2019

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


Leader Live 17th March 2019

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


Leader Live 12th March 2019

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


The West Moreland Gazette 11th March 2019

LETTER: HS2 is the whitest of white elephants


Express 10th March 2019

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


The Times 10th March 2019

Call to preserve Pontcysyllte Aqueduct after teen’s death


Denbighshire Free Press 10th March 2019

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


Leader Live 7th March 2019

Cefn Councillor proposes cable car system to rejuvenate tourism in Cefn Mawr 7th March 2019

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


Shropshire Star 5th March 2019

Firefighters rescue dog from canal in Ellesmere


Leader Live 4h March 2019

Calls to make trunk road safer between Chirk and Froncysyllte


The Telegraph 3rd March 2019

American rail U-turn fuels doubts over HS2


New Civil Engineer 3rd March 2019

Bechtel lodges claim against HS2 London station award


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


Leader Live 28th February 2019

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


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'


Daily Mail 24th February 2019

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


Telegraph 24th February 2019

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


Telegraph 23rd February 2019

HS2 predicted noise levels would breach new World Health Organisation limits


The Leader Live 21st February 2019

Councillor's frustration in bid to buy former Ebenezer Chapel in Wrexham 18th February 2019

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


Wales 247 18th February 2019

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.


The Sun 17th February 2019

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


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


The Telegraph 17th February 2019

Britain can have better transport without wasting more money on HS2


The Telegraph 16th February 2019

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


Shropshire Star 13th February 2019

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


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."


Construction Enquirer 11th February 2019

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


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


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


The Telegraph UK Politics 10th February 2019

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


The Telegraph 10th February 2019

Ministers 'keen to kill off' HS2 as costs spiral


Reaction UK Politics 8th February 2019

Brexit debacle is a model of competence compared to the HS2 disaster 7th February 2019

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


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


Rail Technology Magazine 7th February 2019

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


The Spectator 7th February 2019

The financial logic behind HS2 is collapsing. It’s 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 4th February 2019

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


New Civil Engineer 1st February 2019

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


The Guardian 31st January 2019

Plan to transform transport across north of England unveiled


Shropshire Star 30th January 2019

Visitor numbers quadruple at Pontcysyllte aquaduct


BBC News 29th January 2019

Ebenezer chapel community centre in Cefn Mawr auction


The Leader Live 29th January 2019

Former Baptist chapel to go under hammer 29th January 2019

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


Leader Live 28th January 2019

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


The Telegraph 26th January 2019

Let's please pull the plug on HS2


Shropshire Star 26th January 2019

Bypass plea to save Shropshire village from HS2 construction traffic


UK 25th January 2019

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


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


Birmingham Live 19th January 2019

Skulls and bones revealed as thousands of dead Brummies are dug up during HS2 works 17th January 2019

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


The Guardian 13th January 2019

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


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


Wrexham.Com 7th January 2019

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


Construction Europe 7th January 2019

UK’s HS2 to be dropped?


Northwich Guardian 5th January 2019

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…


Brink Wire 2nd January 2019

Britain’s 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