News 2014

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Wiltshire Times 21st December 2014

CZ waste of cash – HS2


Daily Post 19th December 2014

Plas Madoc's Splash Magic Leisure Centre needs to triple its membership to help it survive


News North Wales 22nd December 2014

Fight goes on for return of school buses Acrefair to Garth 


UK Yahoo News 9th December 2014

HS2 campaigners await court ruling……


BBC News 6th December 2014

Plas Madoc Leisure Centre reopens as Splash Magic


News North Wales 5th December 2014

Residents’ delight at new village museum


Daily Post 2nd December 2014

Back in September, Wrexham councillors agreed to grant a lease to a community trust to take over the running of the 40-year-old facility in Acrefair ...


The Independent 3rd December 21014

From London to Birmingham, what do local people really think of the proposed HS2 project?


Hemel Today 2nd December 2014

Photographers document face of railways in the Chilterns ahead of HS2


The Daily Post 1st December 2014

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct sees new community art project opened


Watford Observer 1st December 2014

HS2 'cannot fail to have a disastrous impact on traffic' in Maple Cross and West Hyde, says council leader


Derby Telegraph 1st December 2014

OPINION: Passenger figures show HS2 is definitely not 'desperately needed'


The Free Press 28th November 2014

Visitors double at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct since earning heritage honour to almost half a million according to WCBC…


Bucks Herald 28th November 2014


HS2 campaigner ‘greatly encouraged’ by committee’s response


Transport Extra 28th November 2014

HS2 Ltd struggles to make Euston station rebuild stack-up


Border Counties Advertiser 27th November 2014

A SECOND organisation has expressed concern over plans to build a leisure development and marina in Ellesmere.


The Guardian 27th November 2014

The Liverpool locals who took control of their long-neglected streets


Belfast Telegraph 27th November 2014

HS2 campaigners in new court bid


Daventry Express 27th November 2014

HS2 faces legal bid over planning


Shropshire Star 26th November 2014

Before we get too carried away with the arrival of Virgin Trains in Shrewsbury, it is worth considering the fate of the late lamented Wrexham & Shropshire (WS) rail service.


BBC News 26th November 2014

Llangollen chain bridge could reopen by March


Plymouth Herald 26th November 2014

AT THE same time as HS2 Ltd admitted that consultants had cost their draft high speed rail project some £87m more than the already allocated £101m, we witnessed contrasting scenes last week at Dawlish on the Exeter to Plymouth railway line. Waves were engulfing trains, risking passenger's lives and causing delays.


Get West London 25th November 2014

HS2 campaigners back in court to appeal High Court dismissal of legal challenge against Government


BBC News 25th November 2014

HS2: Residents' fear and anger in Ickenham


Daily Post 25th November 2014

Flintshire cement plant doubles staff numbers after ending 'six years of misery' and considering rail investment


Yahoo News 25th November 2014

Campaigners waging a legal battle against the Government's high-speed rail project HS2 are back in court today, also see letters, we are spending 105million per mile on this as opposed to the French who spend 9million per mile........very good point.


Planning Resource 24th November 2014

Reports that the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project has been dealt a 'potentially fatal blow' feature in today's newspaper round-up.


Southwest Business 24th November 2014

Dave Wood, Rail Maritime and Transport Union Bristol: 260mph trains too much for our network


Lincolnshire Echo 24th November 2014

POLITICS: High speed rail projects far too expensive and will not solve transport problems


The Telegraph 22nd November 2014

Design work on HS2 at Euston station "stopped" due to scheme's "costs and benefits" being "unaffordable", according to minutes seen by The Sunday Telegraph


Kenilworth Weekly News 22nd November 2014

HS2 hits Burton Green as villagers sell up


Derby Telegraph 21st November 2014

Change in priorities for HS2 project


Farming UK 21st November 2014

Farmers face significant tax charges over HS2, NFU warns


Derby Telegraph 19th November 2014

Reopen Great Central route and forget HS2


Uttoxerter Advertiser 18th November 2014

Country association fight rail plan


Carmarthen Journal 19th November 2014

'Government should pay to open rail line'


Daily Post 13th November 2014

Chirk Aqueduct spruced up for winter as part of £80,000 clean-up project


Wales on Line 13th November 2014

Imagine what these could do for your business, Hitachi unveils 125mph train to be used on electrified routes in Wales


News North Wales 12th November 2014

Former Plas Madoc leisure centre gets a clean up


BBC News 12th November 2014

'We need an underwater train to Ireland,' says think tank


The Derby Telegraph 8th November 2014

OPINION: HS2 project is based on smoke and mirrors, need still unproven


Derby Telegraph 7th November 2014

OPINION: Scandalous to propose putting HS2 on Derby and Sandiacre Canal line affter a £2M investment into restoration by local canal volunteer group 6th November 2014

LDP Timeline, Deployable CCTV, Webcast Review & Dragon Awakes?


Derby Telegraph 5th November 2014

OPINION: HS2 is a doomsday white elephant and will bring little benefit 4th November 2014

Wrexham £250m super prison plan given final go-ahead and should open by 2017


Lichfield Mercury 4th November 2014

Lichfield canal restoration still happening despite HS2 3rd November 2013

New Rhosrobin Housing Development Set To Be Granted


The Telegraph and Argus 3rd November 2014

Audit Office claim on HS2


Derby Telegraph 3rd November 2014

Old Great Central Route would be on the right lines for HS2


The Woodlands Trust 31st October 2014

Hopwas Wood saved (for now)‏


Buck Herald 31st October 2014

Villagers’ train station wish could be granted


The Star 29th October 2014

Political parties have totally lost touch with the public


This Is Money 29th October 2014

HS2 rail project not 'sense checked' by Whitehall, claims damning report by spending watchdog


Ipswich Star 28th October 2014

Eastern Regional Railways could deliver far more per pound than HS2


Shropshire Star 27th October 2014

Plans for a giant leisure development, boating marina and 250 homes have come under fire over fears it would ruin the charm of a north Shropshire town.


BBC News North East Wales 24th October 2014

Wrexham solar farm plans between Acrefair and Penycae


Supply Chain 24th October 2014

UK Gov to question HS2 Managing Director on rail project viability


The Scotsman 24th October 2014

The national debt has now reached 80 per cent of national income – £1.45 trillion – a record high. It is surely time to look again at the cost of the HS2 high speed railway project. 22nd October 2014

First Annual Wrexham Tourism Ambassador Awards Takes Place


Derby Telegraph 22nd October 2014

OPINION: Electrified alternative to HS2 would be of far more use


Shropshire Star 22nd October 2014

English Heritage raises concern over Ellemere marina plan 19th October 2014

Anti-Fracking Camp Set Up In Wrexham 14th October 2014

Wrexham Councillor Calls For ‘Fracking’ Ban


Messenger News Papers 11th October 2014

A MAJORITY of small businesses suggest there will no business benefit from the proposed HS2 rail link between Manchester and London.


Lichfield Mercury News 10th October 2014

Higgins report could spell change for second phase of HS2 - but not in Lichfield


Bdaily Business News 10th October 2014

Majority of SMEs fail to see the benefits of HS2, warns FSB

Lichfield Live 3rd October 2014

Lichfield canal volunteers call on HS2 to keep restoration promises…


Get West London 1st October 2014

Gardening result for best blooming pub in Harefield, and the impressive view from the pub is under threat from the proposed 3km viaduct over the Colne Valley for the HS2 rail line, which would cut right ...


Wales On line 30th September 2014

Welsh History Month: Making the Welsh interior accessible was an essential for economic development


UKIP.Org 28th September 2014

JILL SEYMOUR: "OUR SIX-POINT PLAN TO PUT BRITISH ROAD AND RAIL TRAVEL BACK IN THE FAST LANE" as for HS2 - UKIP will scrap all plans for the High Speed 2 rail network as it has no business case.


Northwich Guardian 26th September 2014

VILLAGERS left a HS2 representative presenting the case for the high speed rail line at a public meeting in no doubt as to their opposition to the proposed scheme


Buckingham Today 26th September 2014

HS2 will hit homes with ‘£11 million loss’……


Herald Scotland 26th September 2014

Farage: Ukip would scrap HS2 to cut tax


Global Construction Review 25th September 2014

How England’s weak and disconnected North could rise


Northwich Guardian 25th September 2014

I REFER to your correspondent Wake up to HS2 Bell and his complaint about the lack of debate on this scandalous project which will cost so much money and cause so much distress to so many people.


Boating Business 22nd September 2014

HS2 Committee MPs visit canal sites


Staffordshire News Letter 18th September 2014

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust campaigners against HS2 put their case to Parliamentary decision-makers


Daily Post 17th September 2014

Fast growing Wrexham phone answering firm unveils plan for 1,000 jobs


Knutsford Guardian 17th September 2014

HS2 should be ringing bells, cost of £2,500.00 per house hold per year should set anyone’s alarm bells off throughout the nation


Lichfield Mercury 17th September 2014

Decision on final HS2 route will now not be made 'until after 2015 general election'


Railway Gazette 14th September 2014

Wrexham & Shropshire Open access - the one that got away 11th September 2014

Superfast broadband will see a bigger return on investment than HS2, says economist


Camden New Journal 11th September 2014

HS2 will turn children's playground into plant for pumping out station dirt, MP claims


Travel daily News 9th September 2014

'Visit Wales' says President Barack Obama…including Pontcysyllte


Get Bucks 9th September 2014

Get Bucks leads way in House of Commons HS2 debate


The Shropshire Star 8th September 2014

Campaigners have launched a petition in a bid to save an early morning train service from Wrexham, which calls at Shrewsbury and Telford.


The Journal 5th September 2014

If Northumberland is to prosper then it needs proper rail links - not HS2


Get Bucks 5th September 2014

Damning report shows that HS2 will cost the Chilterns more than £174 million


Tech Radar 22nd August 2014

Will technology outpace the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project?


The Times 19th August 2014

Labour must scrap HS2 to avoid a rail disaster


News north Wales 4th August 2014

Tributes to Wrexham minister 'who always put faith first'


Express & Star 4th August 2014

Public urged to step up fight against HS2, A conservation charity is urging the public to contact their MPs as it bids to save ancient woodland from being lost when controversial HS2 is built.


Burnley Express 31st July 2014

HS2 won’t deliver Northern economic boom….. and ridiculous wages for fat cats riding the gravy train!!!!


News North Wales 31st July 2014

Plas Madoc U-turn 'is a step in the right direction'


News North Wales 30th July 2014

£100,000 cash hope to save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre


BBC North East Wales 28th July 2014

Pontcysyllte aqueduct art plan for Flexys path


Daventry Express 26th July 2014

Campaigners against the controversial HS2 rail line project have claimed a victory.


The Wirral Globe 25th July 2014

HS2 is a high-speed gravy train


News Wales 23rd July 2014

Police water warning and the Llangollen Canal


Planning Resource 22nd July 2014

Anti-HS2 campaigners to take case to UN committee in Geneva


Daily Post 21st July 2014

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct closed after two men go swimming in canal


Bucks Free Press 17th July 2014

HS2 referendum proposed by MP……people should be given the right not to have to pay for this if they don’t want it and it will do nothing for them…..


The Birmingham Post 14th July 2014

The Lords' Economic Affairs Committee has invited written submissions for its inquiry at a time when the HS2 Hybrid Bill has reached the committee stage in the House of Commons


The Bucks Herald 14th July 2014

Demand for national referendum on HS2 could be debated in parliament


Shropshire Star 13th July 2013

Family fun under the arches of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Families were treated to a spectacular lights and fireworks show at the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct as a concert took place underneath its impressive arches.


The Western Telegraph 10th July 2014

Better cross country links are needed…not HS2


South Wales Evening Post 10th July 2014

Swansea MP calls for rail links to boost investment


Camden New Journal 9th July 2014

Former Lib Dem councillor blocked from giving evidence at HS2 inquiry


Get West London 9th July 2014

HS2 Action Alliance and Stop HS2 - the country's two biggest anti-HS2 groups - say the government is trying to gag them


The Express & Star 9th July 2014

'Obscene' salaries for officials working on the controversial HS2 rail scheme have been condemned by a West Midlands MEP.


News North Wales 7th July 2014

Plas Madoc Leisure Centre campaigners ready for crunch meet


Gulf Times 6th July 2014

Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, has said he is comfortable with plans to pay senior executives on the HS2 rail project more than the prime ...


ITV Player 4th July 2014

HS2 staff could be 'paid more than Prime Minister' says …. and we are paying for it, no wonder this is costing so much!


Wales On Line 3rd July 2014

Going to Llangollen? Then check out our top tips for 10 things to see and do near the International Eisteddfod….


Boston 4th July 2014

The boss of the HS2 rail project says he will pay 20 to 30 staff more than David Cameron earns, describing the salaries as "absolutely essential".


ITV News 2nd July 2014

The Pontcysyllte Aquaduct near Llangollen used to be one of the hidden gems of Wales... until it was given World Heritage Status five years ago.


The Telegraph 1st July 2014

Government seeks to block objections by anti-HS2 groups as MPs begin process of considering petitions against project…..freedom of speech?


Derbyshire Times 1st July 2014

Villagers opposed to the Government’s controversial high-speed rail plan have clashed with representatives for the scheme.


BBC 1st July 2014

MPs begin scrutinising HS2 bill, as hundreds voice concerns


Financial Times 1st July 2014

High-speed rail line opponents fear exclusion from Commons committee, and it is hoped by the government that 7.5 billion will be met by private investment while the tax payer foots the bill for the rest!


Staffordshire News Letter 27th June 2014

Staffordshire Hs2 protesters hand over petition


Chester First 27th June 2014

Win tickets to Underneath the Arches – Pontcysyllte


The Daily Post 27th June 2014

Pontcysyllte: World status helps double visitor numbers to aqueduct


Daily Post 26th June 2014

Pontcysyllte: World status helps double visitor numbers to aqueduct from 250K to 500K and 5.5 million spent……….


Bucks Free Press 25th June 2014

Courts to rule on decision to withhold HS2 report 


News North Wales 23rd June 2014

Machinery weight of car killed Ruabon factory worker


The Bucks Herald 24th June 2014

Government ‘trying to gag’ HS2 action groups


Kenilworth Weekly News 23rd June 2014

Real facts about passenger numbers and so called need for HS2 that make sence…..


Daily Post 20th June 2014

Crunch meeting over axing of Rhosllanerchrugog bank, unfortunately this is yet another example the same as we saw with HSBC in Llangollen and Cefn Mawr and the PKC Group Protested about.


The Independent 20th June 2014

Remains of Britain's abandoned villages could be lost during construction of HS2 railway line…..


The Quietus 19th June 2014

John Cooper Clarke & Martin Newell On HS2, Salford's punk poet and the writer and Cleaner From Venus put forward their views on the new high-speed railway line


Bucks Herald 19th June 2014

China’s interest in HS2 leaves campaigners unsettled, The Chinese government has expressed interest in investing in HS2 during a meeting with UK officials.


Unlock Runcorn Canal Lock Gates 14th June 2014

Help unlock Runcon Locks, please take the time to sign their petition by following this link…


ITV 12th June 2014

Anger at news that burial sites will be dug up to make way for HS2…….30000 dead to be moved on by HS2…..


Get West London 12th June 2014

HS2 parliamentary committee announces its plan for petition hearings


The Guardian 12th June 2014

Director General of the Institute of Directors Simon Walker describes HS2 as "a grand folly" and showed that the business world was far from united on the wisdom of building a high-speed railway and questioned Fifa.


Museums Association 11th June 2014

High speed rail may force BMT to relocate collections centre…Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) has warned MPs that the proposed route for phase one of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail link poses a substantial ...


MSN News 10th June 2014

HS2 planning 'blight' challenged…….


Get Bucks 10th June 2014

Anti-HS2 campaigners back in court for fresh judicial review……


Belfast Telegraph 10th June 2014

New legal challenge against HS2….


The Scotsman 8th June 2014

HS2 rail link a waste of £50bn


North Wales News 7th June 2014

Children in Wrexham enjoy the park life at Ty Mawr


Leamington Observer 7th June 2014

DNA cloning not for pear tree HS2 bosses told


Coventry Telegraph 6th June 2014

HS2 puts golf course in hole lot of trouble, Kenilworth Golf Club has lodged an objection to the £22 billion first phase of the project, to run from London to Birmingham.


Coventry Telegraph 3rd June 2014

Young HS2 protester blasts rail plan in petition to parliament


Express & Star 3rd June 2014

The Church of England today joined opponents of the Government’s HS2 proposals, warning that current plans for constructing the line mean human remains will not be treated ‘in a decent and reverent manner’.


The Telegraph 3rd June 2014

If we can’t rest in peace, handle with care. The Church’s concern for old cemeteries in the path of HS2 has shed light on a taboo subject


Post and Parcel 2nd June 2014

Royal Mail “greatly concerned” about planned High Speed Rail route


Mix 96 2nd June 2014

900-Year-Old Burial Ground 'Would Be Destroyed By HS2'


The Telegraph 2nd June 2014

The Church of England has announced its opposition to HS2 - saying the high speed rail line will desecrate graves and shatter peace


The Daily Mail 2nd June 2014

NOT ON MY LAND! Earl Spencer leads a blue-blooded revolt against HS2 trainline


Ripon Gazette 2nd June 2014

Church Fenton residents to petition against HS2


News North Wales 30th May 2014

Plas Madoc playground reopens amid pleas for help


Nuneaton News 30th May 2014

Petitions given to Parliament as battle over HS2 continues


Crew Guardian 29th May 2014

The team from United Utilities got their hands dirty at the lock, which is the gateway to the Llangollen Canal. The company uses water from here to ...


The Express & Star 28th May 2014

Almost 2,000 petitions have been sent to the Government opposing HS2 - putting a 2017 start date in jeopardy, campaigners revealed today.


Get Bucks 27th May 2014

Nearly 2,000 anti-HS2 petitions submitted to Parliament


News North Wales 27th May 2014

History of Cefn Mawr to be celebrated with museum


The Bucks Free Press 26th May 2014

MP Gillan encouraged by HS2 petitioning response


Motor Boats Monthly 26th May 2014

Canal & River Trust petitions government over HS2 concerns


Car Rentals 26th May 2014

Directors at Network Rail Each Enjoy £50000 Annual Bonus and two then join HS2


The Express & Star 26th May 2014

The HS2 project has already gone £87 million over its budget for consultants after spending rocketed by 86 per cent, new figures reveal.


The Telegraph 26th May 2014.

HS2 pays £87m over budget on advisers


New Civil Engineer 23rd May 2014

HS2 chairman David Higgins has received a £50,000 bonus for his work as Network Rail chief executive in the 2013/14 financial year.


Get Bucks 23rd May 2014

HS2 set to rip through 327-year-old charity's land


Farming UK 22nd May 2014

Farmers forced to petition HS2 Bill for fair treatment


ITV News 21st May 2014

Farmer takes legal action to stop HS2


York Press 21st May 2014

York railway consultant proposes 'greener, cheaper' alternative to HS2


The Bucks Herald 20th May 2014

The deadline for petitions against HS2 is speeding ever closer and campaigners are urging those who haven’t had their say to put pen to paper.


Bucks Free Press 20th May 2014

Court call for HS2 data to be released which undermines economic case for HS2


New Civil Engineer 20th May 2014

The case for a new UK super-fast railway is fundamentally flawed and will be beset by huge delays because of a miscalculation of support for the scheme, the boss of High Speed 1 (HS1) has said.


Yorkshire Post 19th May 2014

‘Classic’ East Coast train route to London wins every time over HS2


The Information Daily 17th May 2014

The HS2 transport infrastructure project is already 86 per cent over budget, as critics of the flagship railway build accuse consultants of “running their own gravy train”.


Farming UK 16th May 2014

Farmers urged to act as HS2 deadline approaches and petition…..


This Is Money 16th May 2014

Is the controversial HS2 rail line over budget? Firm tasked with managing project accused of blowing funds on consultants, now standing at 187 million pounds…….


Ham & High 16th May 2014

Drummond Street traders issue HS2 warning as they submit petition to parliament


Tivy-Side Advertiser 15th May 2014

Wales must not miss out on HS2 fair funding, AM warns


Birmingham Post 15th May 2014

Remember grim days of nationalised industry….and now HS2


Get West London 15th May 2014

As petition deadline looms we speak to those fearing the impact of HS2


Bucks Free Press 15th May 2014

£800,000 spent by councils on HS2 challenge


Staffordshire News Letter 14th May 2014

HS2 will devastate family business, farmer tells MPs


The Ecologist 12th May 2014

HS2 is a disastrous white elephant, a very good article by the Green Party, at £2,400 for each and every household in the UK, who really wants it?


Country Life 9th May 2014

HS2: IT'S NOT OVER YET Campaigners have vowed to keep up the pressure even though HS2 came closer to becoming a reality last week in Parliament


The Independent 4th May 2014

Rather than wasting money on vanity projects such as HS2 and new roads, there should be investment in an integrated public transport


Telegraph 4th may 2014

The cost of wind-farms will dwarf that of HS2


News North Wales 2nd May 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid after the death of a meat and poultry delivery driver who became popularly known as the ‘Chicken Man’


News North Wales 1st May 2014

Cefn Mawr man meets his heroes at new centre


The Yorkshire Post 1st May 2014

Richard Wellings: HS2 is sold as cure for all economic ills


The Commentator 29th April 2014

HS2 takes big government stupidity to a new level


Sky News 29th April 2014

HS2: Wins Vote but Cameron No Show, and how many voted yes to retain a job, considering those already sacked for opposing?


Coventry Telegraph 29th April 2014

HS2 fight goes on, insists North Warwickshire MP Dan Byles


Leamington Courier 29th April 2014

Stratford District Council to fund anti-HS2 Bill petitions


City AM 29th April 2014

Why MPs need to vote against the expensive folly that is HS2


Birmingham Mail 29th April 2014

Last-ditch plea to save 4,000 jobs scheme at former LDV site


Farming UK 28th April 2014

Excessive HS2 land grabbing is 'ruining businesses', say farm groups


BBC 27th April 2014

Campaign's challenge as Plas Madoc Leisure Centre shuts


The Telegraph 27th April 2014

Now is not the time for grand vanity projects like HS2


The Telegraph 26th April 2014

Treasury minister: I will fight against HS2 rail project


Daily Post 26th April 2014

Wrexham leisure in crisis: Health 'timebomb' fears over Plas Madoc and Waterworld closures


Daventry Express 26th April 2014

Council petitions against HS2 plans


Conservative 25th April 3014

Cheryl Gillan MP: The case for HS2 has collapsed


News North Wales 24th April 2014

A COMMUNITY Trust will today be told how much it will cost to take over Plas Madoc Leisure Centre.


North Wales News 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out for a charity fundraiser held in memory of a toddler who died last year after falling into a pond.


Western morning News 23rd April 2014

Why should people in Wales and the South West Region pay for HS2?


Express & Star 22nd April 2014

Hundreds are due at protest against HS2


Leamington Observer 22nd April 2014

Social Value MP asked to resign because of objections to Intervention in Syria, the Gagging Bill and HS2……..


Daily Post North Wales 22nd April 2014

Wrexham: What will replace the town's major landmarks? “Wrexham Council is currently preparing its Local Development Plan “The LDP will outline the long term plans and strategy for a number of sites ...


Express & Star 19th April 2014

HS2 link is a white elephant, says UKIP deputy leader at talk in Stafford, Money being spent on the controversial HS2 should be used to improve regional transport network instead, a public meeting was told.


The Hindu Business Line 19th April 2014

About 70 per cent of fast train projects have either been postponed or suspended. 18th April 2014

Information commissioner launches legal bid to get DfT to publish "censored" HS2 report


Rail News 15th April 2014

Article by Rail News on Golder Associates survey of HS2, of 21,833 reply’s only 87 gave favourable comments about HS2……


The Daily Mail 11th April 2014

Ministers' outrageous secrecy over HS2……


The Lawyer 11th April 2014

HS2 objections build by IBB Solicitors


MSN News 10th April 2014

MP Sacked for opposing HS2


News North Wales 9th April 2014

Plas Madoc Leisure Centre campaign boosted by trust launch


The Derby Telegraph 7th April 2014

Soapbox John Weston: Why we should all be worrying about safety on HS2


The Guardian 7th April 2014

HS2: this environmental report should be the final blow 7th April 2014

Proposals Submitted For 35 New Houses in Cefn Mawr


The Telegraph 6th April 2014

Civil engineering tender prices are set to increase by 24pc during the next five years and this will affect HS2, 24% of 50 billion = Another 12 Billion!!!


BBC News North East Wales 5th April 2014

Car rolls into Llangollen Canal at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


News North Wales 4th April 2014

WREXHAM Council has completed a U-turn on a decision to raise prices at a leisure centre that is due to close.


Spectator 1st April 2014

People’s front against HS2 to unite for an increase in hostilities against HS2, one of the more concerted backbench campaigners against HS2…..


The Windsford Guardian 31st March 2014

Winsford MP wants further research into HS2 alternatives


Stroud News & Journal 27th March 2014

HS2 plans 'will strip £34m from the region'


Nottingham Post 27th March 2014

HS2 plans could destroy what people value in our canals


Get Bucks 27th March 2014

Most Britons oppose HS2, according to survey


News North Wales 26th March 2014

Cefn Mawr community councillors shared their concerns about the knock-on effect of the impending closure of the leisure centre with PCSO Tom ...


The Sunday Times 23rd March 2014

Business letters: Northern rail — what the Victorians did for us and what HS2 is NOT!


The Messenger 22nd March 2014

HS2 'is out of control' say opponents of HS2


Coventry Telegraph 22nd march 2014

The HS2 threat to Kingsbury Water Park and Pooley Country Park


Warrington Guardian 20th March 2014

Joseph and Betty Downall, of Stringer Crescent, Latchford, tied the knot 60 years ago today, Thursday, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cefn Mawr.


Western Morning News 20th March 2014

Hope for Great Western electric trains as minister urged to upgrade to Penzance, much more viable than HS2…..


Derby Telegraph 18th March 2014

Forget HS2, Mr McLoughlin, just reopen Matlock to Buxton line


Daventry Express 18th March 2014

Community forums set up by bosses of the HS2 rail project - which will link London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds - have been "nothing short of a cynical charade", MPs have been told.


Stoke Sentinel 18th March 2014

The HS2 gravy train is loaded with money for a few - paid for by many – but it isn't stopping at Stoke-on-Trent' or virtually anywhere else!


The Derbyshire Times 17th March 2014

Protesters in Derbyshire have criticised calls for the construction of the Government’s controversial high-speed rail plan to be brought forward.


ITV News 17th March 2014

Campaigners: HS2 costs an 'attempt to con the public'


The Scotsman 16th March 2014

Plan to move sleeper trains for HS2 sparks anger


The Guardian 16th March2014

HS2: more people back northern rail improvements than north-south project…..


The Bucks Herald 14th March 2014

Comedian John Bishop lends voice to hilarious anti-HS2 video


News North Wales 14th March 2014

PLAS Madoc could reopen under new management in June, if a newly-formed working group planning to take it over gets its way.


BBC News 13th March 2014

Plas Madoc leisure centre campaign gathers pace


The Ecologist 13th March 2014       

Enough is enough - protect Britain's ancient woods! In principle ancient woodland enjoys strong protection, but that's not how it works out on the ground, reports Sian Atkinson. HS2 alone threatens 82 ...


Coventry Telegraph 13th march 2014

Comedian John Bishop stars in anti-HS2 video 'The Great Train Robbery'


News North Wales 12th March 2014

Supporters left fearing the worst for Wrexham leisure centre


Manchester Evening News 11th March 2014

One of the world’s leading economists has questioned the value of HS2 - suggesting the cash could be better spent on a new network connecting regional cities.


News North Wales 5th March 2014

Public meeting taking place in fight to save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, 50 Billion for HS2 and nothing for what we need???


This is Money 5th March 2014

L&G boss voices frustration over funding of infrastructure projects and cautions on 'structural flaws' in UK economy, such as HS2…..


Dredging Today 27th February 2014

Canal and River trust welcomed proposals unveiled by Birmingham City Council (BCC) for the creation of a new canal quarter as part of the city’s vision for using HS2 as a catalyst for regeneration and growth.


The Chad 27th February 2014

HS2 route will cut through Chesterfield Canal several times


Bucks Free Press 25th February 2014

£27million bill for HS2 electricity diversion work….this is costing more than the upgrade for the Wrexham Shropshire main line????


The Blackpool Gazette 24th February 2014

Crowded, out of date and far too expensive… why spend money on HS2???


Melton Times 23rd February 2014

Campaign group claims Melton could lose out under government’s HS2 rail link plans


Daily Telegraph 23rd February 2014

HS2: 50 ancient woods 'under threat'


Daily Post 22nd February 2014

Plas Madoc: Hundreds attend public meeting to save leisure centre from closure


Berwick Advertiser 22nd February 2014

HS2: Campaigners say Berwick rail service will be worse


Derby Telegraph 21st February 2014

HS2 is 'biggest state rip-off since plunder of monasteries', says John Read, 8.3 billion pounds of cuts in other rail services will do this…..


The Inverness Courier 21st February 2014

Train services under threat, warn campaigners


The Guardian 21st February 2014

How much is it costing to scare British taxpayers into paying for HS2?


The Daily Post 20th February 2014

Plas Madoc: 'Plan B' to save leisure centre from closure


The Boar 20th February 2014

Plans for new high-speed railway scrapped


Nottingham Post 19th February 2014

"Steam trains offered a better service to Nottingham than HS2."


News North Wales 17th February 2014

Fight goes on to save Wrexham leisure centre


Coventry Telegraph 17th February 2014

Steam trains offered better service to Coventry than HS2 will, protest group says


The Nottingham Post 17th February 2014

HS2: Wildlife groups hit out over route of high-speed rail line


North Wales News 14th February 2014

Campaigners resolute in fight to save Plasmadoc Leisure Centre


The Times 14th February 2014

Legal bill for HS2 hits £3.3m


Knutsford Guardian 4th February 2014

Secrecy laws stop publication of HS2 report


The Free Press 28th January 2014

Walk Llangollen Canal from Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to help children at hospices


The Star 20th January 2014

Canal supporters are urging people to join them in objecting to plans for HS2 to Sheffield as this will destroy the Restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.


News North Wales 17th January 2014

Tributes to Wrexham biker who lived life to the full


Western Morning News 16th January 2014

We need improved rail here in the West, this story / letter in the Western Morning News concerning HS2 also holds true for our line in CefnMawr, once a main route from Birkenhead to London, and could once again be reinstated as such for the whole of North Wales and Irish traffic at mere fraction of the cost of HS2.


The Express & Star 14th January 2014

More than £300 million has already been spent on the controversial HS2 rail link in less than three years, new figures have revealed. Jonathan Isaby, the chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “It’s clear that bureaucrats in charge of delivering HS2 have embarked on a wasteful spending binge at taxpayers’ expense.”


The Burton Mail 13th January 2014

1,500 jobs could be lost to make way for HS2 and the loss of a Canal Side Development that would help the local community of Mesham…….


City AM 13th January 2014

HS2 firm spent £300m on rail link since 2011, while the Chinese offer to build links to connect HS2 (The Welsh Bypass) with Birmingham International Airport, the last time I checked the Chester, Wrexham and Shrewsbury line to London already does, at a cost of, nothing, and no need, for the Chinese!


ITV 12th January 2014

£300m spent already on HS2, considerably more, like 250 more that is required to upgrade the entire Chester, Wrexham and Shrewsbury to London Paddinton or Marlybone line that could be used for all the Shropshire, Mid Wales, North Wales and Irish Traffic from Holyhead. This really would reduce congestion on the West Coast Main Line at a fraction of the cost of HS2.


BBC News Shropshire 12th January 2014

Work starts on Grindley Brook canal refurbishment, Part of the Llangollen Canal.


Nottingham Post 12th January 2014

Villagers form action plan against HS2 route through Strelley


Get West London 8th January 2014

More shocks, more horror, after a Christmas spent reading HS2 documents


Leicester Mercury 8th January 2014

HS2 – just like the Beeching Report – will benefit the few and ignore the rest


The Chad 7th January 2014

HS2 line will wipe out hamlet of Langton if plans approved


The Leader 7th January 2014

More time to have say on Wrexham leisure centre future before closure


The Leader 6th January 2014

Wrexham FC manager joins fight to save venue, Plas Madoc & Wrexham Water World


The Telegraph 6th January 2014

HS2: Government ministers sat on critical report by Department for Transport….“This is an example of how the project is being bulldozed through as opposed to being discussed in the open on the basis of its merits. But you cannot take the general public for being fools. Particularly given the difficulties of the rail network in the last few days, people do not understand why the money is being spent on a shiny new toy and not on the services they actually use.”


The Buck Herald 6th January 2014

1969: HS2 sparks memories of failed airport plans


The Leader 3rd January 2014

Welsh names in the frame in Wrexham and Flintshire & the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


News North Wales 3rd January 2014

Plas Madoc Leisure centres projected savings brought into question


Yorkshire Evening Post 3rd January 2014

Heritage bid to save Wakefield nature reserve from HS2


Get Bucks 2nd January 2014

Will all this be lost thanks to HS2? Images of some of the iconic countryside along the HS2 route that could be destroyed if the project goes ahead.


Tamworth Herald 2nd January 2014

Whittington golf club calendar to help save St Giles Hospice & Pathway from HS2