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.

 

 

The Southern Echo 11th October 2017

Government spending on rail network falls to 15-year low of £4.2bn

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/national/15589313.Government_spending_on_rail_network_falls_to_15_year_low_of___4_2bn/

 

Wrexham.com 10th October 2017

Further 0.3% cut on the cards for Wrexham Council as Welsh Government unveil provisional settlement

http://www.wrexham.com/news/further-0-3-cut-on-the-cards-for-wrexham-council-as-welsh-government-unveil-provisional-settlement-138505.html

 

Shropshire Star 9th October 2017

Call to use disused Shropshire rail line for HS2 traffic to save village roads

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport/2017/10/09/call-to-use-disused-shropshire-rail-line-for-hs2-traffic-to-save-village-roads/

 

Camden New Journal 30th September 2017

HS2 shut my hotel, says owner evicted from 80 year old business

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/hs2-shut-my-hotel-says-businessman-evicted-with-a-no-ifs-no-buts-eviction

 

Bucks Free Press 28th September 2017

Petition calling to 'cancel HS2' gains more than 10k signatures in less than a week

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/15563795.Petition_calling_to__cancel_HS2__gains_more_than_10k_signatures_in_less_than_a_week/

 

Get West London 26th September 2017

New petition to 'cancel HS2' goes viral in less than a week with more than 8,000 signatures

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/new-petition-cancel-hs2-goes-13672998

 

Birmingham Mail 22nd September 2017

Popular family shop and restaurant Packington Moor Farm forced to close after 30 years because of HS2

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/hs2-forces-closure-packington-moor-13659549

 

Rotherham Advertiser 22nd September 2017

"You will destroy our village for no reason" - Aston residents' message to HS2 bosses

http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,you-will-destroy-our-village-for-no-reason-aston-residents-message-to-hs2-bosses_23899.htm

 

Derby Telegraph 20th September 2017

Stop HS2 campaigners launch second balloon ahead of Long Eaton consultation event

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/stop-hs2-campaigners-launch-second-501966

 

Shropshire Star 19th September 2017

Canalside event is a cracker

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2017/09/19/canalside-event-is-a-cracker/

 

Mirror 17th September 2017

HS2 campaigners threaten legal action unless rail route through their Yorkshire village is suspended

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hs2-campaigners-threaten-legal-action-11192164

 

Wrexham.com 17th September 2017

Preparation for Wrexham’s Local Development Plan seven months behind schedule

http://www.wrexham.com/news/preparation-for-wrexhams-local-development-plan-seven-months-behind-schedule-137052.html

 

Express & Star 16th September 2017

'Affordability' of HS2 Phase 2 questioned by Government body

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/16/affordability-of-hs2-phase-2-questioned-by-government-body/

 

Shropshire Star 14th September 2017

Banging heads against a brick wall over re-use of rail lines

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/voices/readers-letters/2017/09/14/banging-heads-against-a-brick-wall-over-re-use-of-rail-lines/

 

Whitchurch Herald 11th September 2017

The Boat Rally, which took place on the Whitchurch arm of the Llangollen Canal, saw boats moored up in the town for people to visit and learn more ...

http://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/home/2017/09/10/gallery/whitchurch-boat-rally-a-huge-success-as-hundreds-turn-out-for-fun-on-the-water-94448/

 

Rotherham Advertiser 1st September 2017

Wildlife trust's worries over HS2 effect on environment

http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,wildlife-trusts-worries-over-hs2-effect-on-environment_23666.htm

 

Derbyshire Times 1st September 2017

HS2 ‘will destroy’ two ancient woods in north east Derbyshire

http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/hs2-will-destroy-two-ancient-woods-in-north-east-derbyshire-1-8733471

 

Middlewich Guardian 28th August 2017

Anti-HS2 campaigners meet with the TaxPayers' Alliance to ramp up opposition

http://www.middlewichguardian.co.uk/news/15497208.Anti_HS2_campaigners_meet_with_the_TaxPayers__Alliance_to_ramp_up_opposition/

 

The Leader 26th August 2017

The Taste Test at Butty & Sweet Pontcysyllte

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/taste-test/2017/08/25/gallery/taste-test-butty-and-sweet-pontcysyllte-93572/

 

BBC 26th August 2017

Erewash canal: HS2 concerns raised at water festival

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-41025179

 

The Times 26th August 2017

Roads and railways will uproot ancient woodland, activists say

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/roads-and-railways-will-uproot-ancient-woodland-activists-say-hs2-woodland-trust-highways-england-wisley-rhs-south-downs-national-park-vlzfpj3b6

 

Get West London 25th August 2017

Euston station closed over Bank Holiday weekend for major works for HS2

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/euston-station-closed-over-bank-13530312

 

Pontefact and Castleford Express 25th August 2017

HS2 ‘could ruin iron age camp’

http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/hs2-could-ruin-iron-age-camp-1-8721914

 

Shropshire Star 25th August 2017

Runners gear up for Ellesmere's 10k race part way along Llangollen Canal

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/ellesmere/2017/08/25/runners-gear-up-for-ellesmeres-10k-race-/

 

Reditch Standard 25th August 2017

No trains into or out of London Euston this weekend, August 26-27

https://redditchstandard.co.uk/news/no-trains-into-or-out-of-london-euston-this-weekend-august-26-27/

 

BQ Live 23rd August 2017

GROWTH TRACK 360 CAMPAIGN MARKS ONE YEAR MILESTONE

http://www.bqlive.co.uk/transport-infrastructure/2017/08/23/news/growth-track-360-campaign-marks-one-year-milestone-27146/

 

The Mirror 23rd August 2017

Tens of thousand bodies to be dug-up and moved from burial ground to make way for £55.7bn high speed railway

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sixty-thousand-bodies-dug-up-11036452

 

The Telegraph and Argus 21st August 2017

Nearly 70,000 people sign petition urging more transport investment in North

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/15485214.Nearly_70_000_people_sign_petition_urging_more_transport_investment_in_North/

 

The Star 21st August 2017

Standing room only

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/standing-room-only-1-8713016

 

Shropshire Star 21st August 2017

HS2 protest stays on track with film

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2017/08/21/100000-people-watch-hs2-protest-film/

 

Daily Mail 18th August 2017

Fascinating vintage postcards reveal the stunning landscapes and picturesque towns of Victorian-era Wales including the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4802648/Vinatge-postcards-reveal-landscapes-Victorian-Wales.html

 

The Express & Star 9th August 2017

Demolition looms for homes in path of HS2

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/08/09/homes-to-be-demolished-for-hs2/

 

The Express 8th August 2017

Woman breaks down in tears as Government plans to bulldoze her home for HS2 train line

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/838571/HS2-woman-breaks-down-at-Government-plans-to-bulldoze-home-for-HS2-video

 

Cambrian News 8th August 2017

New £7m station welcome but it is just crumbs from government

http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115714&headline=New%20%C2%A37m%20train%20station%20welcome%20but%20it%20is%20just%20crumbs%20from%20government&sectionIs=letters&searchyear=2017

 

The Shropshire Star 2nd August 2017

Major tourism plans for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site

https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/attractions/2017/08/07/major-plans-for-world-heritage-site/

 

BBC 1st August 2017

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct 'potential to bring more jobs'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-40781151

 

Express and Star 2nd August 2017

HS2 leaves nasty taste in the mouth
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/voices/opinions/2017/08/01/star-comment-hs2-leaves-nasty-taste-in-the-mouth/  

 

The Guardian 1st August 2017
How northern rail connections have hit the buffers

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/01/northern-rail-connections-buffers-trains

 

The Mirror 25th June 2017

Sail away this summer with our top 10 canal holidays for the perfect retreat

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/sail-away-summer-top-10-10677456

 

Another Angry Voice 24th June 2017

“Taking back control" by handing control of HS2 to one of three foreign governments, this has good links to other relevant articles showing reasons for the downfall of our industry.

http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/taking-back-control-by-handing-control.html

 

News North Wales 9th June 2017

Petition is launched as bus company axes routes around Wrexham

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/176772/petition-is-launched-as-bus-company-axes-routes-around-wrexham.aspx

 

Daily Post 15th May 2017

Underneath the Arches returns to Wrexham - here's how to get tickets

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/underneath-arches-returns-wrexham-heres-13037926

 

Wrexham.com 28th April 2017

Two New Railway Stations Planned for Wrexham as Part of Welsh Government Rail Infrastructure Improvements

http://www.wrexham.com/news/two-new-railway-stations-planned-for-wrexham-as-part-of-welsh-government-rail-infrastructure-improvements-130554.html

 

BBC News 27th April 2017

New railway station plans for Wales chosen for scrutiny

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-39733717

 

Daily Post 27th April 2017

Plans for four new North Wales railway stations take 'significant step forward'

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plans-four-new-north-wales-12954428

 

The Leader 27th April 2017

Ambitious plans for three new train stations at Wrexham and Deeside

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/175324/ambitious-plans-for-three-new-train-stations-at-wrexham-and-deeside.aspx

 

The Leader Live 26th April 2017

Penycae man battled through blistering heat of desert for seven days

http://leaderlive.co.uk/news/175270/penycae-man-battled-through-blistering-heat-of-desert-for-seven-days.aspx

 

Daily Post 24th April 2017

Wrexham AFC chiefs join outpouring of grief for disabled footballer who lost his life in Dee tragedy

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-afc-rick-williams-tributes-12936069

 

Daily Post 23rd April 2017

Tributes have been paid to Rick Williams, 31, who died after getting into difficulty in the River Dee at Ty Mawr Country Park

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/footballer-heart-gold-dies-wrexham-12934084

 

The Sun 23rd April 2017

FAST RAIL AXE FOR BREXIT Tory MPs want to put halt to £100billion HS2 high-speed rail network to save money for Brexit

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3392821/tory-mps-want-to-put-halt-to-100billion-hs2-high-speed-rail-network-to-save-money-for-brexit/

 

Wexham.com 7th April 2017

Labour Launch Wrexham Manifesto

http://www.wrexham.com/news/labour-launch-wrexham-manifesto-129457.html

 

Horticultural Week 6th April 2017

More ancient woodland threatened by second phase of HS2, says Woodland Trust

http://www.hortweek.com/ancient-woodland-threatened-second-phase-hs2-says-woodland-trust/arboriculture/article/1429903

 

Daily Post 5th April 2017

Wrexham to Chester railway line upgrade finally complete after major delays

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-chester-railway-line-upgrade-12844400

 

The Daily Mail 4th April 2017

HS2 bosses are accused of squandering taxpayers' money after it is revealed they have 17 PR firms on their payroll

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4377592/HS2-bosses-accused-squandering-taxpayers-money.html

 

The Telegraph 1st April 2017

HS2 contracts set for scrutiny as scale of links with contractor revealed

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/01/hs2-contracts-set-scrutiny-scale-links-contractor-revealed/

 

Wakefield Express 31st March 2017

Counting the Cost, High speed rail bosses have been spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money on public events to promote the controversial HS2 scheme.

http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/counting-the-cost-of-hs2-1-8469243

 

Mix 96 31st March 2017

Chesham and Amersham's MP has called for a full inquiry, after an HS2 contractor pulled out of the scheme.

https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2258324/mp-calls-for-inquiry-after-hs2-contractor-pulls-out/

 

The Sun 30th March 2017

OFF THE RAILS HS2 plunged into chaos as its top boss walks out and furious MPs demand an inquiry into the £55bn project

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3218524/hs2-plunged-into-chaos-as-its-top-boss-walks-out-and-furious-mps-demand-an-inquiry-into-the-55bn-project/

 

The Sun 29th March 2017

'COSY LITTLE RELATIONSHIP' Engineering firm QUITS £170m HS2 contract to develop high-speed rail line in furore over conflicts of interest

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3207274/engineering-firm-handed-170million-to-develop-part-of-the-hs2-rail-line-pulls-out-of-project/

 

Daily Post 29th March 2017

17-stone Greggs worker used to eat all this in a day...but she hit the gym and now lifts TWICE her old body weight

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/17-stone-greggs-worker-used-12813610

 

Place North West 28th March 2017

Time is right for Mid Cheshire line to reopen, say rail campaigners

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/time-is-right-for-mid-cheshire-line-to-reopen-say-rail-campaigners/

 

Wrexham.com 24th March 2017

Firefighters Tackle Large Blaze at ‘Disused Gym’ in Acrefair

https://www.wrexham.com/news/firefighters-tackle-large-blaze-at-disused-gym-a539-remains-closed-128768.html

 

CRT 24th March 2017

Brian and Jane, Life of a Black Smith on the Llangollen Canal

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/humans-of-the-waterways/brian-and-jane-llangollen-canal

 

Daily Post 24th March 2017

Firefighters tackled a building fire for more than two hours on Llangollen Road in Acrefair

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/huge-fire-shuts-a539-wrexham-12789984

 

Wrexham.com 14th March 2017

Residents Call For Crackdown on Parking Issues on Estate Amid Safety Concerns

https://www.wrexham.com/news/residents-call-for-crackdown-on-parking-issues-on-estate-amid-safety-concerns-127953.html

 

BBC News 8th March 2017

'Rat issues' at unfinished Cefn Mawr housing scheme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-39204708

 

Daily Post 3rd March 2017

Bid for 12,000 Wrexham houses should be scrapped say Plaid who claim population IS NOT increasing

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/bid-12000-wrexham-houses-should-12687405

 

The Leader 1st March 2017

Plans for 232 new homes in Wrexham are tipped for approval

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/173114/plans-for-232-new-homes-in-wrexham-are-tipped-for-approval.aspx

 

Daily Post 28th February 2017

Homes plan for former Wrexham factory which shut with loss of 200 jobs

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/homes-plan-former-wrexham-factory-12665129

 

Wrexham.com 24th February 2017

Widespread Power Cut Across Parts of Wrexham

http://www.wrexham.com/news/reports-of-power-cut-across-parts-of-wrexham-127392.html

 

Lancashire Post 24th February 2017

Rail boss says travel across the north is as important as north to south

http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/preston/rail-boss-says-travel-across-the-north-is-as-important-as-north-to-south-1-8408462

 

Evening Standard 21st February 2017

Labour MP Sir Keir Starmer warns HS2 work will 'devastate' the lives of Londoners for 17 years

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/labour-mp-sir-keir-starmer-warns-hs2-work-will-devastate-the-lives-of-londoners-for-17-years-a3471711.html

 

BBT 20th February 2017

Taxpayers’ Alliance: HS2 bill could hit £90bn

https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/2026884-taxpayers%E2%80%99-alliance-hs2-bill-could-hit-%C2%A390bn

 

City AM 20th February 2017

Why HS2 could be a train wreck for Euston station

http://www.cityam.com/259382/why-hs2-could-train-wreck-euston-station

 

BBC 20th February 2017

Environmentalists and libertarians unite in HS2 criticism

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39023621

 

City AM 20th February 2017

The HS2 cost for taxpayers could top £90bn, warns the TaxPayers' Alliance

http://www.cityam.com/259370/hs2-cost-taxpayers-could-top-90bn-warns-taxpayers-alliance

 

News North Wales 18th February 2017

Work begins on £500,000 refurb for Wrexham's Plas Madoc Leisure Centre

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/172685/work-begins-on-500-000-refurb-for-wrexham-s-plas-madoc-leisure-centre.aspx

 

The Leader Live 16th February 2017

Work starts on £3million extension to Penycae Primary School

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/172597/work-starts-on-3million-extension-to-penycae-primary-school.aspx

 

Growth Track 360 18th February 2017

Growth Track 360 prime minister backs £1 billion rail vision to create 70,000 jobs

http://www.growthtrack360.com/2017/01/30/prime-minister-backs-1-billion-rail-vision-to-create-70000-jobs/

 

The Telegraph 12th February 2017

Letters: Britain can improve its railways without scarring the countryside

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2017/02/12/lettersbritain-can-improve-railways-without-scarring-countryside/

 

The Telegraph 12th February 2017

HS2 is monumentally wasteful, outdated, and will do nothing for the North – it must be scrapped

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/11/hs2-monumentally-wasteful-outdated-will-do-nothing-north-must/

 

Middlewich Guardian 12th February 2017

Canal volunteers fear HS2 changes could impact 'tranquility' of area

http://www.middlewichguardian.co.uk/news/15080935.Canal_volunteers_fear_HS2_changes_could_impact__tranquility__of_area/

 

The Leader Live 9th February 2017

New book reveals the true story of engineering 'iron man' Thomas Telford

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/172347/new-book-reveals-the-true-story-of-engineering-iron-man-thomas-telford.aspx

 

The Telegraph 5th February 2017

Letters: The folly of splurging on HS2 at the expense of existing low-cost lines

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2017/02/05/lettersthe-folly-splurging-hs2-expense-existing-low-cost-lines/

 

The Telegraph 4th February 2017

Man who ran George Osborne’s Treasury comes out against High Speed Two

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/04/man-ran-george-osbornes-treasury-comes-against-high-speed-two/

 

Lichfield Live 1st February 2017

Groups launch advertising campaign in last ditch bid to derail HS2

http://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2017/02/01/campaign-groups-launch-advertising-campaign-in-last-ditch-bid-to-derail-hs2/

 

The Mirror 29th January 2017

HS2 section of railway in ex-mining area 'at high risk of COLLAPSE', report warns

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hs2-section-railway-ex-mining-9718174

 

The Daily Millbury 28th January 2017

HS2 accused of jobs for the boys over £535k-a-year boss

http://thedailymillbury.com/uncategorized/hs2-accused-of-jobs-for-the-boys-over-535k-a-year-boss/4872

 

The Daily Post 26th January 2017

Fancy running a floating cafe at Wrexham's 'jawdropping' Pontcysllte Aqueduct? With 300,000 tourists, a year The Canal & River Trust want someone to open a café.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-pontcysllte-aqueduct-floating-cafe--12510254

 

European Railway Review 17th January 2017

Prime Minister supports campaign to deliver £1bn rail improvements across North Wales & Cheshire

http://www.europeanrailwayreview.com/31275/rail-industry-news/rail-improvements-north-wales-cheshire/

 

Bucks Herald 17th January 2017

The Government has backed down and confirmed that HS2 Ltd is not allowed to buy land through compulsory purchase to develop projects unrelated to the construction of the rail line.

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-government-climb-down-on-compulsory-land-purchases-1-7777566

 

Chester Chronicle 16th January 2017

Visionary volunteers needed to shape future of region's canals

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/visionary-volunteers-needed-shape-future-12459447

 

Mirror 13th January 2017

Ministers REFUSE to guarantee British steel will be used to build £55.7billion HS2 railway

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ministers-refuse-guarantee-british-steel-9618811

 

Burton Mail 9th June 2017

Campaign group set up to fight against new HS2 high speed rail plan in Measham

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/campaign-group-set-up-to-fight-against-new-high-speed-rail-plan-in-measham/story-30035769-detail/story.html

 

News North Wales 7th January 2017

Wrexham police station site bids 'in process of being assessed'

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/171046/wrexham-police-station-site-bids-in-process-of-being-assessed-.aspx

 

The Times 8th January 2017

Leavers on the line: two more HS2 bosses quit

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/leavers-on-the-line-two-more-hs2-bosses-quit-cbjb067l9

 

Rail Technology 7th January 2017

Treasury committee chair claims HS2 demand forecasts lack credibility

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/treasury-committee-chair-claims-hs2-demand-forecasts-lack-credibility?dorewrite=false

 

The Guardian 6th January 2017

Old, overcrowded and underfunded: it is time to overhaul our railways

https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/jan/06/old-overcrowded-railways-passengers-investment

 

New Civil Engineer 5th January 2017

Serious concern over HS2 demand forecast

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/serious-concern-over-hs2-demand-forecast/10016160.article

 

Building UK 4th January 2017

HS2 demand forecasts 'lack credibility'

http://www.building.co.uk/hs2-demand-forecasts-lack-credibility/5085603.article

 

News North Wales 4th January 2017

Possible alternatives being sought for new health centre in Cefn Mawr

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/170884/possible-alternatives-being-sought-for-new-health-centre-in-cefn-mawr.aspx

 

Surveyor Transport Network 4th January 2017

Senior MP questions credibility of HS2 forecast

http://transport-network.co.uk/Senior-MP-questions-credibility-of-HS2-forecast/13633

 

UKIP 3rd January 2017

Train Fare Rises: Ministers eyes on HS2 rather than the service we need and use

http://www.ukip.org/train_fare_rises_ministers_eyes_on_hs2_rather_than_the_service_we_need_and_use

 

Shropshire Star 3rd January 2017

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to close for repairs on the Shropshire border, it will be closed for three weeks in the new year to allow for repair works to be carried out.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2017/01/02/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-to-close-for-repairs/

 

Nottingham Post 1st January 2017

Stunning views from this beauty spot on Erewash Canal could be ruined by HS2'

http://www.nottinghampost.com/stunning-views-from-this-beauty-spot-could-be-ruined-by-hs2/story-30022005-detail/story.html