News 2015


Northwich Guardian………held a poll on HS2 an 88% voted against, please check this link…


Leader Live 22nd December 2015

‘Final push’ under way for Cefn Mawr's new health centre 22nd December 2015

1600+ Residents Support New Health Centre Campaign


The Times 18th December 2015

Dozens of HS2 bosses paid more than prime minister


The Telegraph 17th December 2015

Quangocrats on over £150,000 a year surge by a third in less than three years, Officials in departments, agencies and non-governmental departmental bodies paid more than £150,000 increased to 319 in September, from 233 in March 2013, mainly due to HS2


The Independent 17th December 2015

Andy McSmith's Diary: A good day to bury inflated HS2 executives’ salaries

It emerges there are 35 executives on the project, with a rich variety of job titles – each of whom is paid £150,000 or more


The Independent 6th December 2015

HS2: Alternative high-speed rail network 'could be £20bn cheaper and pay for itself'


Daily Mail 5th December 2015

Scots to get extra £5bn for HS2: English taxpayers will be forced to pay 'compensation' even though journey times to London will be half an hour shorter


Crew and Natwich Guardian 4th December 2015

Anti HS2 campaigner brands high speed rail a 'vanity project' 1st December 2015

300+ Residents Have Their Say on Future of Wrexham Town Centre


The Telegraph 26th November

Autumn Statement 2015: Cost of HS2 rises to more than £55bn


Leader Live 25th November 2015

WREXHAM’S finest buildings and restoration projects have been honoured at a special awards evening, and the Holly Bush Inn, Cefn Mawr was one of them…..


Get Bucks 25th November 2015

Council leaders urge government to protect rail line from HS2


Construction Enquirer 25th November 2015

HS2 wages soar as 46 staff earn more than Cameron


UKIP 25th November 2015

All aboard the HS2 gravy train…


Rail Technology 24th November 2015

More than £10m spent already on HS2 legal fees


Eastern Daily Press 24th November 2015

‘Leave the European Union and scrap HS2 to balance the books’


The Financial Times 24th November 2015

46 HS2 staff earn more than the prime minister’s £150,000 salary


The Telegraph 20th November 2015

Revealed: HS2 'abysmal value for money' at 10 times the cost of high-speed rail in Europe


Wales On Line 20th November 2015

Plaid accuses Labour and Conservatives of 'gross betrayal' for failing to secure Wales a share of HS2 billions


The Guardian 17th November 2015

HS2: the human cost of Britain’s most expensive ever rail project


Daily Mail 17th November 2015

All aboard the High Speed 2 gravy train: Thousands spent on 'talking shops' for panel of design experts as architect is paid £3,500 every month to chair meetings


Daily Post 16th November2015

World Heritage Sites in North Wales put thousands of pounds on house prices


Rail News 16th November 2015

Construction costs of HS2 are 'set to rise'


ITV News 15th November 2015

Cost of HS2 to 'rise dramatically' by £30 billion


The Independent 15th November 2015

HS2: Cost of London-to-Birmingham leg of proposed new railway a third higher than previously estimated


The Leader 13th November 2015

Wooden creatures lead the way through park in Cefn Mawr


Daily Post 11th November 2015

Cefn Mawr health centre petition smashes 1,000 mark


BBC News 9th November 2015

Wrexham to Chester rail upgrade may be delayed until 2016


The Telegraph 9th November 2015

England's Tree of the Year, Cubbington pear, to be cut down for HS2


BBC 8th November 2015

HS2 route Cubbington pear is 2015 'Tree of the Year


Daily Mail 8th November 2015

Taxpayer buys £2m HS2 mansion from MP - just because he's getting divorced: Tory sold eight-bed Georgian property under 'hardship scheme' for those whose homes are blighted by high-speed line


Get West London 3rd November 2015

HS2 access road to cut through Hillingdon nature reserve 3rd November 2015

The trains, planes and automobiles of 2030 2nd November 2015

Petition Calling For New Health Centre on Target for 1000 Signatures


Construction Enquirer 2nd November 2015

The radical new measures are being introduced as concern grows that projects like HS2 will suck in huge amounts of cheap imported steel from China threatening the existence of UK steelwork fabricators and suppliers


ITV News 31st October 2015

Welsh landscapes to benefit from multi-million pound investment


The Daily Mail 31st October 2015

HS2 ghost homes paid for by you: Rail firm blows £225m of taxpayers' money to buy 300 houses by new line... and leaves them empty


Wales On Line 31st October 2015

Three historic Welsh landscapes are set to share in £31m from the Heritage Lottery Fund including the Pontcysyllte WHS.


Construction News 29th October 2015

CBI/Aecom study reveals need for clarity over HS2 role in rail policy


The Independent 21st October 2015

Hinkley Point nuclear power plant Q&A: How big a stake will China have? What other projects will attract investment?


News North Wales 20th October 2015

Fruit-throwing yobs put quince trees in jeopardy in Cefn Mawr


Mirror 20th October 2015

How do you build a Northern Powerhouse without steel? Meet the workers abandoned by the Tories


The National 20th October 2015

China refuses to apologise for role in steel job losses…..please also note in this article Tata Steel is not a British Company, so you may ask where is all the money going for HS2 even if Tata Steel supplied the rails?


Boating Business 19th October 2015

New Llangollen Canal Marina


Daily Post 15th October 2014

Cefn Mawr campaigners petition for new health centre


ECNS 15th October 2015

Chinese high-speed rail contractors will compete with French, German and Japanese counterparts to bid on contracts to build the UK's High Speed 2 (HS2) project, Chinese news portal reported Wednesday. Where are the British companies?


Get West London 14th October 2015

Hillingdon Council hit out at HS2 response to Select Committee petitions


In Cumbria 13th October 2013

Rail line reopening gets boost from think-tank as opposed to HS2


News North Wales 12th October 2015

One man and his horse embark on unusual trek from Froncysyllte


Rail Technology Magazine 13th October 2015

Amended HS2 works add half a billion pounds to the project’s cost


Planning Resource 12th October 2015

Use HS2 money to reopen axed Beeching lines, says think tank


The Independent 10th October 2015

HS2 review delayed over fears team behind project might fail crucial tests 8th October 2015

Wrexham AM Hits Back at Local Councillor’s Welsh Assembly Criticism


Bucks Herald 8th October 2015

Corbyn stance on HS2 is ‘breath of fresh air


Leamington Courier 8th October 2015

Burton Green Residents’ Association remaining defiant against HS2


Leader Live 6th October 2015

Public invited to have a say on future of Wrexham town centre


Daily Post 5th October 2015

Plans for hundreds of houses in Llay thrown out by councillors


Daily Post 5th October 2015

Plans to give Wrexham a 21st-century town centre put out to consultation


Daily Post 1st October 2015

Beauty of Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen captured in stunning drone camera footage


BBC News 30th September

Upgrade work to start on Wrexham to Chester rail crossings


Building 28th September 2015

Shadow chancellor voices HS2 doubts


Coventry Telegraph 28th September 2015

Ancient Warwickshire pear tree facing destruction because of HS2 up for national accolade


Financial Times 26th September 2015

Ailing UK steel sector pleads for help


NCE 26th September 2015

HS2 China links 'could damage UK industry'


Express and Star 26th September 2015

Outcry as Osborne urges China to pitch for £11.8bn HS2 contract – so now not do we have to buy all our goods from them, we are going to have to work for them, and this is what the Government think is a good idea?


The Star 24th September 2015

Chancellor George Osborne attacked by campaigners against HS2 railway line…..


The Evening Standard 24th September 2015

HS2 chief Simon Kirby says his £750,000 wage is right because, I’m best for job……. is this why the work is going to China, because we cannot afford to build it?


The Times 25th September 2015

China urged to buy £12bn ticket to ride on HS2, at the UK tax payer’s expense?


The Telegraph 24th September 2015

George Osborne opens bidding for £11.8bn HS2 contract in China to woo Chinese investors to help get HS2 from London to Birmingham off the ground…..because we don’t want it, i.e. the British People, but who will pay the lions share and get nothing?


The Birmingham Post 21st September 2015

HS2 under fire in heated House of Lords debate, please note from this article the differentiation between the tax payer and the investor, there is no expected return for the tax payer from this scheme, however for the investor…..?


The Telegraph 20th September 2015

HS2 planners warn trains may terminate in the suburbs as Euston redevelopment is pushed back


North Wales News17th September 2015

Acrefair's Eagles pub shut down for weekend by police


City Metric 17th September 2015

The end of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway meant the end of northern economic independence


BBC News 16th September 2015

HS2 Birmingham to London route criticised in House of Lords


BBC News 16th September 2015

Euston station HS2 plans 'should be scrapped'


Telegraph 14th September 2015

HS2 will cut platforms at Euston by one third


Financial Times 11th September 2015

Olympian-sized HS2 budget flexes muscles


BT 8th September 2015

The UK’s best waterways holidays – and why we love a trip on the canals


LBC 8th September 2015

Euston HS2 Overhaul To Take 7 Years Longer Than Planned and 250 million pounds more…


Express & Star 5th September 2015

HS2 faces years of delays, say experts


Boating Business 1st September 2015

New Llangollen Canal marina


BBC 1st September 2015

Building HS2 to cause 'years of misery'


The Guardian 31st August 2015

HS2 plans require 'huge number' of weekend line closures, say campaigners


BBC 26th August 2015

Slough council petitions against HS2 plan to move Heathrow Express depot


Border Counties Advertiser 25th August 2015

Funding bid to open next phase of Montgomery Canal


Coln Brook Views 25th August 2015

“Road, rail and air transport noise is already impacting cardiovascular health”, says Slough as it demands HEx depot rethink


Slough Express 25th August 2015

Council launches petition against moving Heathrow Express train depot to Langley 21st August 2015

New Cafe Opens At Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


Warrington Guardian 21st August 2015

Culcheth community group backs petition handed to Parliament over proposed HS2 spur


Daily Post 17th August 2015

Police launch appeal after the five baby pigs were pinched from land at Acrefair sometime overnight between Friday and Saturday


Market Rasen Mail 12th August 2015

Conservative stalwart hits out at the Government for investing in projects like HS2, instead of supporting rural rail lines


Burton Mail 9th August 2015

MP gets behind 'value for money' £30m Burton to Leicester rail line rail project


Express & Star 5th August 2015

HS2 the 'wrong answer' for the West Midlands, says Green leader Natalie Bennett. The £50 billion HS2 project will cluster resources at London and is the 'wrong answer' for the West Midlands, according to the leader of the Green Party.


Telegraph 4th August 2015

Hard-Left front-runner in leadership contest criticises High Speed Two in sign that Labour's support for project could be reversed if he wins


Leicester Mercury 4th August 2015

MP backs "value for money" £30 million county rail project


The Independent 2nd August 2015

HS2: Significantly more ancient woodland at risk of being destroyed by rail line than previously thought, says new research


The Sunday Times 2nd August 2015

HS2 land deal to cost taxpayers an extra £4.4m


Express & Star 1st August 2015

Changes to the HS2 route will cost £580 million, it has emerged – but bosses insist they will keep within their £50 billion budget. One could stick within any budget so long as you keep increasing the budget. So what was the original budget then?


News North Wales 29th July 2015

Woodland animals caught on nature spy cameras in Cefn Mawr


BBC 26th July 2015

Wrexham-Shropshire train plates sell for £15,000


City AM 27th July 2015

The ultimate irony? Railway engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel's body could be dug up thanks to HS2


Bristol Post 26th July 2015

Brunel's grave could be on route of a new railway line


Bath Chronicle 26th July 2015

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's body could be dug up to allow for HS2 railway line


The Express 26th July 2015

HS2 is given permission to exhume the dead to build new train line including Brunel’s Grave


Huffington Post 24th July 2013

Rail Cuts Surely Leave HS2 in Danger of Derailment


Ham & High 23rd July 2013

Fury as Lord Adonis of Camden takes £950-a-day HS2 job to ‘destroy borough’


Lynn News 20th July 2015

‘HS2’ cash should be spent on extending existing rail network


The Express 18th July 2015

MAPPED: Could YOUR home see its value COLLAPSE due to fracking?


The Express 7th May 2015

Fracking chemicals found in families' DRINKING WATER


Leamington Courier 16th July 2015

Ancient Woodlands marked out under HS2 threat


The Times 16th July 2015

High-speed rail link puts economy at risk, academics warn


Arts Technica 15th July 2015

Baroness Lane Fox to UK government: Scrap HS2, invest in Internet access


The Memo 15th July 2013

Martha Lane-Fox: Scrap costly HS2 and build a more connected Britain


News North Wales 14th July 2015

Waterfall of sparks light up popular Val’s memory in Pontcysyllte


Get Bucks 13th July 2015

Government admits HS2 will threaten more ancient woodlands than previous listed


The Leader Live 13th July 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rocking as fireworks light up Underneath the Arches


Wales On Line 13th July 2015

The perfect canalside house in Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site


Daily Post 11th July 2015

Picture perfect canalside house in Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site on sale for £525,000


Horticultural Week 10th July 2015

More ancient woods will be lost to HS2, Natural England admits


MIX 96 9th July 2015

'Government Reports On HS2 Should Be Published, Not Kept Private' 


The Leader 9th July 2015

Dynamic duo deliver knockout fiesta message in Wrexham


Get Bucks 8th July 2015

HS2 poll shows countrywide opposition to the project


Get Bucks 8th July 2015

Ten years on since the Gerrards Cross Tesco tunnel collapse


The Derby Telegraph 8th July 2015

I was returning from London – Euston to Lichfield because it is much less expensive to travel on that route than St Pancras-Derby – and remarking to my travelling companion that I'd be glad to see the whole network electrified and to blazes with the vanity project that is HS2.


Get Bucks 8th July 2014

Magna Carta style document drawn up to protect Colne Valley


News North Wales 7th July 2015

Farewell salute as Cefn Mawr fireworks boss bows out with bang


Shropshire Star 6th July 2015

Letter: Forget HS2 – equality on railways needed, here we go again. Yes, it has happened many times before and no doubt will continue to happen in the decades to come. 


Examiner 3rd July 2015

Huddersfield MP insists rethink of HS2 must follow trans-Pennine electrification delays


Birmingham Mail 3rd July 2015

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne threatens to 'occupy' industrial land, in row with HS2 bosses


Lichfield Mercury 2nd July 2015

Successful delivery of HS2 "in doubt" says Government report



LGC Plus 1st July 2015

Transport is heading to a very dark place with HS2


The Guardian 30th June 2015

HS2 – why it’s time to pull the plug on the fantasy


Nottingham Post 29th June 2015

Midland Mainline decision means Nottingham gets shunted into the sidings – again


The Guardian 28th June 2015

New fears arise that UK rail financial crisis will hit HS2


Wrexham .com 27th June 2015

MP and Penycae Residents Welcome New Bus Study 26th June 20115

Transport officials warned HS2 was 'unaffordable' in 2012


Construction News 26th June 2015

Government warned over 'unaffordable' HS2 in 2012


The Guardian 26th June 2015

Suppressed HS2 report reveals serious cost concerns


ITV 26th June 2015

Council's claim that Midland Mainline delays will be "catastrophic" for local economies


Daily Mail 26th June 2013
After the Network Rail shambles HS2 can only be a dream, ALEX BRUMMER says


Leicester Mercury 25th June 2015

The Big Question: Should government scrap HS2 in favour of Midland Mainline investment?


City AM 25th June 2015

HS2 is “cannibalising” the rest of the transport budget, TaxPayers' Alliance claims


Leicester Mercury 25th June 2015

Sidelining of £800m rail electrification for the Midland Line in favour of HS2 is labelled as catastrophic by Leicestershire councils


Daily Post 16th June 2015

Music and fireworks at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


Daily Post 13th June 2015

Iconic North Wales landmarks celebrated in special stamps including Pontcysyllte Auqeduct


ITV 12th June 2015

Hundreds turn out to protest about HS2 high speed rail link 


Glasgow South & EastWood Extra 11th June 2015

'No more cash' over HS2 claims because HS2 only goes to England…… the Welsh and Scots can take a hike….


New Civil Engineer 11th June 2015

"Concern" over HS2 canal bridges


Buck Herald 7th June 2015

Letters round-up: “Politics of HS2 are far from certain”


The Mirror 6th June 2015

HS2 more like High SPEND 2 as managers splash cash on goodies including £2k on USB sticks


Yorkshire Post 6th June 2015

High speed rail will be a non-starter on our small island


Chronicle Live 5th June 2015

Rail revolution for North East with new East Coast mainline routes announced


Leamington Courier 4th June 2015

People are saying ‘no’ to HS2 ground surveys


Daily Post 4th June 2015

Another Wrexham solar farm, plans to power 1,000 homes


The Daily Mail 3rd June 2015 (Story from 2013)

The HS2 scandal is truly off the rails but it goes on and on…..a look back to 2013….and earlier…..


The Telegraph 3rd June 2015

The lost delights of Britain's railways


ECNS.CN 3rd June 2015

Want to know where £50 Billion on HS2 is going - Chinese wheels set to run on UK rails 3rd June 2015

Want to know where £50 Billion on HS2 is going - China to Supply State-of-the-Art Trains for U.K. High-Speed Rails……….what ever happened to our own rail industry?


The Guardian 2nd June 2015

HS2 is not a useless railway, merely the stupidest


News North Wales 2nd June 2015

‘Shear’ delight for visitors to country park in Cefn Mawr 2nd June 2015

A Council Scrutiny Committee today asked questions of the Council’s accounts, picking up on a LDP and school transport budget ‘reshaping’ issues.

Financial Times 1st June 2015
While the debate rages about HS2 and other big rail projects, old train lines up and down the UK closed as part of the Beeching cuts of the 1960s are quietly being revived.


BBC 30th May 2015

Llangollen chain bridge reopens after 30 years


Express and Star 30th May 2015

HS2 bosses have admitted they do not know how much the rail line will cost as they are still using estimates from four years ago. 


Leader Live 28th May 2015

Cefn Albion bidding for fifth trophy of magnificent season


Wales On Line 28th May 2015

Former aqueduct magnate’s home, Plas Kynaston, is set to be rescued by conservationists and turned into flats


The Independent 28th May 2015

Waterways holidays in Britain: From canoeing in Scotland to narrow boating in the Pennines


Bucks Free Press 28th May 2015

Chiltern District Council's Seb Berry accuses HS2 Ltd of 'deliberate misinformation' over cost of the project 


Herald Scotland 27th May 2015

HS2 a multi-billion pound bridge too far for the rest of Britain


Daily Record 26th May 2105

Joan McAlpine: Super-fast trains are on the wrong track for a united Britain


Brent & Kilburn Times 26th May 2015

South Kilburn residents fight plans for HS2 vent shaft next to primary school


Carmarthen Journal 25th May 2015

An independent study by accountants KPMG noted that the South-Wales economy would lose tens of millions of pounds each year as a result of HS2 – £12.6million per year would be lost from Carmarthenshire.


The Guardian 25th May 2015

Forget HS2 – for real renewal, rebuild our crumbling coastline


Financial Times 22nd May 2015

The great HS2 debate must consider connectivity, not just costs


The Shropshire Star 21st May 2015

Aqueduct glory is down to two men….really, we think differently…


Get Bucks 21st May 2015

Photographer shows graphic impact HS2 will have on Buckinghamshire countryside


News North Wales 21st May 2015

Cefn Mawr company boss’ tribute to his wife and best friend


The Telegraph 21st May 2015

It was revealed last week that the HS2 project could cost up to £73 billion The HS2project could cost up to £73 billion Photo: UNIVERSAL NEWS AND ..


Daily Echo 20th May 2015

HS2 is a financial disaster, costing £50 billion on the Government’s own (2011) estimate but £80 billion according to the Institute of Economic Affairs. This works out at £927.64 and £1,484.23 respectively for every man, woman and child in England. 


Conservative Home 19th May 2015

Train travel is on the rise. But where is it going?


The Telegraph 19th May 2015

The impact on total debt could be reduced by diverting the Government's investment on HS2 into housing. The planned new rail track to Leeds and ...


Wakefield Express 18th May 2015

Events to honour naturalist Charles Waterton 150 years on since his death, Campaigners believe UNESCO status would prevent the government from running a high-speed railway line through his estate as part of the HS2 rail ...


The Independent 17th May 2015

The Independent on Sunday opposes the HS2 rail link because we believe that, far from bringing North and South closer together, it will increase the ...


Yorkshire Post 16th May 2015

Thousands to be spent on HS2 lobbying campaign despite all the other cut backs else where….


The Telegraph 16th May 2015

Jeremy Paxman: HS2 is a 'grotesque waste of taxpayers’ money'


Financial Times 15th May 2015

Folly of a £50bn HS2 project must hit the buffers


The Guardian 14th May 2015

Ex-Goldman Sachs man talks sense on HS2


ITV 12th May 2015

Campaigners have vowed to continue the fight to stop HS2 going ahead, despite the Conservative election victory


BBC 12th May 2015

Five big questions that will soon need answering


Get Bucks 11th May 2015

Cheryl Gillan vows to carry on protesting against HS2


The Financial Times 8th May 2015

Simple projects deliver the best results unlike the white elephant of HS2


Daily Post 5th May 2015

Wrexham solar farm plan approved by council


BBC 30th April 2015

Ironbridge exhibition revisits 'Victorian HS2'


Daily Post 29th April 2015

Plans for Wrexham solar farm to power 1,300 homes recommended for approval


News North Wales 22nd April 2015

Frosty has pulling power for role on Llangollen canal towpath


Denbighshire Free Press 20th April 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct gets a clean-up ready for summer


Shropshire Star 18th April 2015

Glyn rolls up sleeves to help canal revamp project


Hereford Times 17th April 2015

Daisy Blench (Green) – Transport, We will scrap HS2, return the railways to public hands, introduce an immediate 10% cut in fares, and improve train services across the country, not just ...


Hereford Times 16th April 2015

Nigel Ely (UKIP) - Transport


Architects Journal 16th April 2015

UKIP would axe HS2 and reward brownfield site development


Daily Post 15th April 2015

Wrexham to get 500 new jobs in home care service


New Civil Engineer April 15th 2015

UKIP would scrap HS2 and withdraw wind power subsidies


New Civil Engineer April 15th 2015

More than three in four people are against HS2


Express & Star 11th April 2015

Up to £450 million will be spent by HS2 bosses on advisers and management firms in the coming years - sparking a bidding war for the lucrative contracts.


Birmingham Post 8th April 2015

Farage claims business backing for HS2 is 'to gain contracts'


News North Wales 7th April 2015

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


The Bucks Free Press 4th April 2015

Judicial Review over Major Projects Authority's HS2 report set to be launched


The Star 4th April 2015

Anti-HS2 campaigners say ‘tide is turning’ against high-speed rail plans


Lichfield Mercury 2nd April 2015

Stop HS2 campaigners unveil new banner to mark anniversary


Country Times 2nd April 2015

ALL roads lead to the Rock in Cefn Mawr on Saturday as Newtown take on Rhyl in their first Welsh Cup semi-final in three decades.


The Independent 2nd April 2015

Widespread disruption over Easter boosts the case for investment in Britain's rail system


The Daily Post 1st April 2015

Wrexham could have thousands more trees planted in ambitious eco project


BBC 1st April 2015

Election 2015 smaller parties: Independence from Europe


The Leader 1st April 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct fun day is big hit despite bad weather


The Leader 1st April 2015

Huge retail, care and homes plan gets the go-ahead


UKIP News 31st March 2015

Jill Seymour spells out UKIP's stance on HS2


The Independent 31st March 2015

France, a report says that plans to spend €8bn on 225 miles of extension are too costly and will only benefit richer people in big cities, what would they make of HS2 at £50billion for less than 100 miles of track?


The Oxford Mail 31st March 2015

With austerity, how can the HS2 cost be justified?


The Express and Star 31st March 2015

A damning report believed to highlight major concerns over the proposed £50bn high-speed rail line HS2 could be released following a landmark ruling


Yorkshire Post 28th March 2015

Costly HS2 will benefit just a few


Camden New Journal 27th March 2015

Former top government chief Sir Tim Lankester brands HS2 a 'misuse of public money'


The National 27th March 2015

Costs of HS2 will only go up – to Scotland’s detriment, very good article…..


Relocate Magazine 26th March 2015

A highly-critical parliamentary report has accused the government of failing to make a convincing case for the HS2 high-speed rail link set to connect London to the Midlands and northern cities over the next 18 years. 26th March 2015

For every £1 spent on roads there will be £4 in wider benefits. This is in stark contrast with the high-speed rail project, HS2, which has been projected to deliver a return on investment in its first phase of just £1.40 for every £1 spent if costs do not increase.


Stoke Sentinel 26th March 2015

'No convincing case' for HS2


Chronicle Live 25th March 2015

Improving North East rail links could do more good than HS2, says new report


The Times 25th March 2015

Abandon HS2 for a smaller, slower version, peers urge….


BBC 25th March 2015

HS2: Government has no 'convincing case' for £50bn rail line


ITV 24th March 2015

Government criticised over HS2


Financial Times 25th March 2015

Lords committee says economic case for £50bn HS2 not been made


Get Bucks 24th March 2015

Gravy Train, A Freedom of Information request has revealed that HS2 Ltd currently have 26 staff earning over £100,000 per year, with 18 of them earning more than David Cameron, who is on a salary of £142,000.


The Independent 23rd March 2015

UKIP’s plan to save £25bn, leave the EU, slash foreign aid spending and scrap HS2


Boarder Counties Advertiser 19th March 2015

Hope House Canal Walk raises £13,000


News North Wales 18th March 2015

Thousands of new homes on way in Wrexham?The first option focuses on the town centre, while the second option would spread development between the ‘key settlements’ of Acrefair, Cefn Mawr, Chirk, Coedpoeth, Gresford, Marford, Gwersyllt and Rhos.


Sunday Express 15th March 2015

Nigel Farage says plan for high-speed rail HS2 is waste of cash


ITV 14th March 2015

UKIP Blackpool conference starts with pledge to scrap HS2


Bucks Herald 14th March 2015

Nigel Farage highlights HS2 and immigration on visit to Aylesbury constituency


Western Morning News 13th March 2015

UKIP would scrap HS2, says Farage – highlighting poor rail links to Penzance


Daily Mail 13th March 2015

'Use HS2 cash to modernise rail'


Mix 96 13th March 2015

HS2 campaigners in Buckinghamshire face having to 'pay up' for speaking out about the high-speed line while the election campaign is happening.


Warwick Courier 12th March 2015

Marching in opposition to HS2 to mark 5th anniversary


The Telegraph 11th March 2015

How to sort out public finances: axe Government departments, freeze pensions and stop HS2


Get West London 11th March 2015

Campaigners upbeat after HS2 link to Heathrow ruled out


Express & Star 11th March 2015

The government elected in May will need to cut £50 billion from annual state spending by 2020 to hit the level forecast in December's Autumn Statement, according to a new report. HS2?


Kenilworth Weekly News 11th March 2015

Falling short of our expectations


Get Bucks 10th March 2015

Campaigners head to London for HS2 fight


Northwhich Guardian 10th March 2015

HS2 and Housewife Economics


Independent 8th March 2015

Labour to curb soaring costs of HS2 rail link


Wales on Line 8th March 2015

Plaid Cymru calls for £4bn Welsh dividend from HS2 rail link spending in England


The Express & Star 8th March 2015

Rise in rail workers’ wages could push up HS2 bill by £3 billion


The Star 4th March 2015

Calls for a united voice to fight HS2 plans in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire


This Is Money 2nd March 2015

Pay for rail construction workers soars a staggering 74% in last three years as demand grows for their skills


Border Counties Advertiser25th February 2015

Sponsored canal walk in aid of Hope House


Shropshire Star 25th February 2015

Fears that HS2 could lead to cuts in Midlands rail services. Towns and cities in the Midlands could lose direct rail services to London if HS2 goes ahead, campaigners battling the £50 billion project have claimed.


Express and Star 23rd February 2015

Direct train services could be cut to prioritise HS2, say campaigners 22nd February 2013

Track reaches end of the Borders line at Tweedbank


Get Bucks 18th February 2013

Campaigners gearing up for 'effective' anti-HS2 petitions


Northwich Guardian 18th February 2015

HS2 petition hits target to trigger debate at full council


Shropshire Star 14th February 2015

Virgin bosses pleased with passenger figures on Shropshire to London rail link


Radio Times 13th February 2015

Barging round Britain: John Sergeant on the secrets of our waterways


Financial Times 13th February 2015

End of the line for HS2?


Daily Post 13th February 2015

Plans for Wrexham solar farm that could power more than 1,300 homes… the Delph, Cefn.


Birmingham Mail 13th February 2015

Midland railway stations may see slower services to Euston because of HS2…and 8.3 million pounds of cuts…..


Derby Telegraph 12th February 2015

Wake up, voters, to the real cost of HS2 – from some who is old enough to know…..


Advertiser & Review 8th February 2015

All aboard for the rail revolution….a rural railway line….and station that people can use…..


The Derby Telegraph 8th February 2015

HS2 - I really can't see any benefits - what are these jobs they're talking about? The steel to build the rails has been ordered from India. The bulk of the labour force to build it is rumoured to being offered to the young unemployed Spanish and the trains are being manufactured in Japan………..


Express and Star 7th February 2015

Nearly £1 billion has already been spent on HS2, it has been revealed, with the boss of Britain's only existing high-speed line saying the scheme is 'not worth the money'


Shropshire Star 6th February 2015

A narrowboat has travelled along a stretch of the Montgomery Canal for the first time in more than 60 years.


The Construction Index 5th February 2015

Digging the dirt on HS2


Northwich Guardian 4th February 2015

'£50 billion' goes up in flames to publicise HS2 campaign


London Loves Business 2nd February 2015

HS2 has cost us £1bn so far on the fastest gravy train in history and it hasn't even been officially approved


Politics & Policy 1st February 2015

Concerns mount over HS2 ‘gravy’ train - Simon Kirby, the nation’s highest paid civil servant appointed chief executive of HS2 last year on a £750,000 a year salary - Rob Holden, chairman of the HS1 line, says a routine railway line could do the job, much cheaper - Martin Blaiklock, a consultant on infrastructure and energy project finance says. “It is a gravy train for consultants, involving banks, lawyers and government officials.”


Boarder Counties Advertiser 27th January 2015

Canal towpath action group formed 26th January 2015

Controversial Plans To Develop 111 Houses In Rhosrobin Set To Be Granted


Bournemouth Echo 24th January 2015

Denbighshire: more than just a drive-through, it's beautiful, historic and full of adventure...


E&T 23rd January 2015

Former attorney general calls for HS2 referendum 23rd January 2015

Demolition Of ’13th Century’ Golden Groves Pub In Rossett Proposed…..


Buck Free Press 22nd January 2015

Debate on HS2 funding proposed by Christchurch MP Christopher Chope


Boating Business 21st January 2015

CRT appeal for volunteer lock keepers….in rural Shropshire on one of the most popular holiday waterways - the Llangollen Canal – at the Grindley Brook flight.


News North Wales 21st January 2015

Canal side house plan could cause costly breach


Boating Business 19th January 2015

New Pontcysyllte visitor centre?


Wales on Line 16th January 2015

Welsh MPs cast doubt on HS2 delivering value for money to the country's taxpayers


The Guardian 16th January 2015

High speed rail scheme criticised for large budget and ‘lack of clear plan’


Herald Scotland 16th January 2015

HS2 risks being poor value for taxpayers' money, MPs warn


Yorkshire Post 16th January 2015

High-speed rail cost warning


Financial Times 15th January 2015

MPs doubt high speed rail scheme will give value for money


BBC 15th January 2015

HS2 value for money questioned by MPs


Manchester Evening News 15thJanuary 2015

MPs 'sceptical' over value for money from £50bn HS2 project


New Electronics 13th January 2015

Interconnection opportunities in the rail sector abound as investment booms


Yorkshire Post 11th January 2015

Coal site scheme on hold as prices tumble in the hope of HS2…


Bucks Herald 10th January 2015

HS2 campaigners look to general election


Daily Post 7th January 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct set for £1.5m masterplan to boost tourists numbers


Daily Post 7th January 2015

Proposals to charge for toilets and coach parking at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct set to be ditched


Get Bucks 7th January 2015

Solicitor gives his view on fight against HS2 so far


Get Bucks 6th January 2015

Protesters prepare ahead of HS2 committee visit to Buckinghamshire


News North Wales 5th January 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct masterplan costs £1.5m


Get West London 5th January 2015

Protesters gearing up for fight against HS2 when committee comes to Harefield


Derby Telegraph 3rd January 2015

Rail travellers show no indication of wanting HS2 – reader's letter


News North Wales 2nd January 2015

It’s a red letter day for iconic Pontcysyllte aqueduct


City AM 1st January 2015

Business predicts 2015: UK wages to rise, Eurozone will avoid deflation and HS2 could be scrapped


Daily Post 1st January 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct sees new community art project opened