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 provide 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 in excess of what a Railway Sation in Cefn Mawr would cost, that most of us could 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.
Leader Live 7th September 2020
106-year-old Gwen ticks 'dream' trip on the Llangollen Wharf off her bucket list
The Sun 5th September 2020
LIVERPOOL whizkid Neco Williams revealed he snubbed advances from England — as he gears up to make his first start for Wales.
Planning Resource 5th September 2020
Government's planning reforms 'like demolishing the whole house to mend the roof'
Business Live 5th September 2020
Developer behind £50m Wrexham greenhouses proposal told hopes of rapid planning approval 'unrealistic'
Small Business.co.uk 4th September 2020
Banks ‘will be pushed’ into closing down SMEs unable to repay Covid debt
Channel 4 News 4th September 2020
HS2: Construction starts on rail project as protests continue over environmental cost
My London 4th September 2020
Backlash in Boris Johnson's backyard as official HS2 building work begins
Wrexham.com 4th September 2020
Former Air Products site back on agenda after councillors accused developers of ‘greed’
Leader Live 3rd September 2020
Time running out for greenhouse project
Leader Live 3rd September 2020
Hopes housing scheme will help boost school capacity in Acrefair
Entertainment Overdose 22nd August 2020
End the financial debt chaos – we can’t go on like this, claims JOHN REDWOOD
Wrexham.com 21st August 2020
Council offices at town centre Crown Buildings set for wholesale refurbishment – don’t always believe the consultants……..
Daily Post 21st August 2020
Rail investment to speed up North Wales train journeys
Bucks Herald 20th August 2020
Concern over 'wildlife trap' HS2 works on Fairford Leys golf club site
Leamington Courier 17th August 2020
Protesters say goodbye to 300-year-old oak tree near Leamington that will soon to be knocked down to make way for HS2
Shropshire Star 17th August 2020
Lodges plans approved for marina near Whitchurch
Shropshire Star 17th August 2020
Delight as tourism returns to Llangollen
Shropshire Star 17th August 2020
Future of Ellesmere Canal Yard under the spotlight
Wrexham.com 12th August 2020
Minister says Local Development Plans should be kept under review after we ask about predicted -1.5% drop in local population
Leamington Courier 12th August 2020
Planned HS2 works in Burton Green would see ancient oak felled and four months of road closures
Nation Cymru 11th August 2020
The Welsh housing scandal – why the numbers don’t add up
Cornish Times 10th August 2020
Rail upgrade proposal would see passenger branch lines brought back in Cornwall
Bucks Free Press 9th August 2020
TV star campaigner Chris Packham speaks out over 'disappointing' court ruling on HS2
Advertiser & Times 8th August 2020
Packham fights on despite latest HS2 knockback
Wrexham.com 6th August 2020
Call to pause Local Development Plan for 7,700 new houses in Wrexham after new population projections revealed
Wrexham.com 5th August 2020
Wrexham’s population set to shrink by -1.5% by 2028 say new projections
The Leader 4th August 2020
Wrexham businesses receive almost £30m in emergency coronavirus support
Construction News 3rd August 2020
TV green campaigner vows to continue HS2 legal battle
Sky News 1st August 2020
Couple lose seven-year fight against HS2 as 17th century home to be demolished
Shropshire Star 31st July 2020
Chris Packham loses bid for legal challenge over HS2
Wrexham.com 31th July 2020
Future of World Heritage site ‘buffer zone’ called into question over Llangollen Eisteddfod housing development plan
Express & Star 31st July 2020
Court of Appeal to rule on Chris Packham legal challenge
Leader Live 30th July 2020
Llangollen residents oppose plans to build houses next to a World Heritage Site
The Leader Live 29th July 2020
Penycae man to walk from Scotland to Wales for Hope House children's hospice
Politics Home 27th July 2020
HS2’s catalogue of errors like a runaway train
Leader Live 26th July 2020
Cefn Mawr bank could be turned into flats
25th July 2020
Scarecrow competition gets underway in Penycae
Wrexham.com 24th July 2020
Housing plans for former scrapyard set for refusal despite local support for the “brownfield” development
Construction News 22nd July 2020
HS2 boss’s bonus boosts salary to £660,000
Wrexham.com 22nd July 2020
Wrexham Council successfully applies for injunction to protect land and woodland areas in Acrefair
The Times 22nd July 2020
HS2 chief’s £660,000 pay package causes ‘deep disquiet’ in Whitehall
Wrexham.com 20th July 2020
Llangollen International Eisteddfod organisers reveals housing plans for overspill car park
Wrexham.com 17th July 2020
Apartment plans for former Cefn Mawr bank
Kenilworth Weekly News 16th July 2020
New playgrounds in Cubbington ready in time for easing of restrictions
Business Live 15th July 2020
Wrexham plan for £50m greenhouses submitted - but could be scrapped if not approved in two months
The Leader 14th July 2020
Simon Baynes MP praises volunteers work at Cefn Mawr Community Social Club following visit
Leader Live 14th July 2020
New railings open up access to the Horseshoe Falls in Llangollen
Examiner Live 13th July 2020
Success of HS2 now 'appears to be unachievable' say Infrastructure and Projects Authority
The Telegraph 13th July 2020
HS2 'unachievable' within budget and timeframe, watchdog warns
Leader Live 10th July
Llangollen Eisteddfod premieres Global Peace Message
The Ecologist 9th July 2020
The struggle to stop HS2
Daily Mail 8th July 2020
Chris Packham takes his fight against HS2 high-speed rail scheme to Court of Appeal after bid to stop clearing of ancient woodlands was rejected
Denbighshire Free Press 7th July 2020
Clwyd South MP named vice chair of ll-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism
MenaFN 7th July 2020
Plane, train, or automobile? The climate impact of transport is surprisingly complicated
Derbyshire Times 7th July 2020
Plans unveiled to restore vital stretch of historic Chesterfield Canal after coronavirus delays
ITV 7th July 2020
Protesters march against 'concrete electrified scar' of HS2 as Chris Packham legal challenge looms
Coventry Live 7th July 2020
HS2 protesters to 'walk for the trees' in attempt to save Cubbington Woods
Border Counties Advertiser 6th July 2020
Ellesmere Wharf plays host to Peter Jones's award for boosting tourism
Leamington Observer 6th July 2020
HS2 campaigners take a stroll in bid to save ancient woodland
Building 6th July 2020
Revealed: How much HS2 paid firms in first three months of this year, £4M per day……and a lot more to come…..
The Guardian 5th July 2020
‘Seeing the trees being ripped down is really hard’: meet a father and son protesting against HS2
Express 4th July 2020
Summer holiday 2020: Unlocking the beauty of Britain's waterways
Boarder Counties Advertiser 2nd July 2020
Clwyd South MP elected as vice-chairman of tourism group
New Trains for Old: From Upminster to Upcycled – Vivarail’s D-Train
Leader Live 1st July 2020
Clwyd South MP elected vice-chair of parliamentary group on hospitality and tourism
Bucks Herald 29th June 2020
The Court of Appeal has decided to hear Chris Packham’s appeal regarding an application for permission for judicial review of the Prime Minister’s decision to proceed with the HS2 railway project.
The Times 28th June 2020
Springwatch presenter Chris Packham wins right to hearing over HS2
Leamington Observer 26th June 2020
More than 50 people turn out for Warwickshire stretch of 125-mile walk opposing HS2
The Express & Star 26th June 2020
The Court of Appeal is set to hear a legal challenge over the Government's decision to proceed with HS2.
Railway News 26th June 2020
HS2 Euston Station Demolition Milestone Reached
New Civil Engineer 22nd June 2020
Appeal lodged against HS2 Euston tunnels ruling
The Conservative Woman 22nd June 2020
Government for the few, not the many
Railway News 21st June 2020
HS2 Railway Project Protested in UK and reported by a robot?
Coventry Telegraph 21st June 2020
Iron Age funeral site uncovered on HS2 route near Solihull
The Gaudian 20th June 2020
Anti-HS2 protesters begin 125-mile walk along proposed route
Bid to save greenbelt land in Wrexham being cleared "illegally"
Wrexham.com 19th June 2020
Objections raised as developers of former Wrexham chemical factory site try to drop requirement to fund school places
The Leader Live 18th June 2020
Objections raised as developers of former Air Products site in Wrexham try to drop
The Telegraph and Argus 16th June 2020
BRADFORD District Green Party has questioned the Government's investment in HS2 and instead called for more investment in local travel.
Leader Live 16th June 2020
Wrexham pharmacy founder celebrates landing prestigious fellowship from Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Telegraph 13th June 2020
Minister's HS2 panel failing to keep track of costs, warn MPs
Transport Xtra 12th June 2020
Transport appraisal ‘at odds with decarbonising transport’
Anadolu Agency 9th June 2020
Climate strikes, environmental protests in May 2020
The Sun 8th June 2020
CASH FOR CLANKERS Drivers to be given £6,000 to swap old cars for electric in PM’s plans to re-launch the economy
Blue Planet Society 7th June 2020
18 pilot whales were killed yesterday in the Faroe Islands after a botched attempt at scientific tagging.
Bloomberg 7th June 2020
China Poised to Pull Plans for U.K. Nuclear Plants, we ask why is China building nuclear power plants in the UK anyway? Are we incapable these days? We were once word leaders in this technology along with the USA and the Soviet Union. What has happened?
Horticulture Week 7th June 2020
Anti-HS2 protestors join to protect ancient woodland
The Times 7th June 2020
China threatens to pull plug on new British nuclear plants and HS2 following the debacle about 5G networks, we say (PKC Group) good and let’s find British Companies to build the plants and the 5G network minus HS2.
Oxford Mail 3rd June 2020
Old oak tree to be cut down as protection order is lifted in Kidlington
Bucks Herald 2nd June 2020
Demonstrations took place over the weekend in Wendover and Steeple Claydon as part of a national coordinated effort to highlight concerns about the impact of building HS2 on bat populations.
Leader Live 1st June 2020
Wrexham cancer survivor wins her benefits battle
The Mirror 29th May 2020
HS2 bosses slammed for clearing ancient woodland during wildlife breeding season
Leamington Observer 26th May 2020
Massive HS2 tunnel-boring machines unveiled in Germany where they have been made….
Wrexham.com 20th May 2020
Police busy in North Wales with 2500+ cars checked – including three men from Birmingham stopped in Acrefair
Shropshire Star 20th May 2020
Home triathlon raises thousands for Hope House Hospice
Oxford Mail 19th May 2020
West Oxfordshire District Council launches climate change survey while ancient woodland is destroyed by HS2?
Oxford Mail 19th May 2020
Song on YouTube about ancient woodlands in response to HS2
Ham & High 22nd May 2020
HS2 is ‘badly off course’ and public trust is being ‘undermined’, warn MPs
Construction Enquirer 18th May 2020
Spending watchdog demands greater HS2 scrutiny
Express 17th May 2020
HS2 POLL: After shock report, should eye-wateringly expensive rail project be scrapped? 92% of people vote to scrap it.
The Guardian 17th May 2020
HS2’s costs and potential delays are running out of control, warn MPs
Construction News 17th May 2020
HS2 ‘kept MPs in the dark’ about project problems
City AM 17th May 2020
HS2: MPs say controversial rail project 'badly off course'
Strathspey Herald 8th May 2020
From Badenoch to England's threatened woodlands for film maker
Leader Live 8th May 2020
Leader readers say thank you to their key workers... shopping if anybody needs it including neighbours around Cefn Mawr. “They have been caring for four family houses going shopping for everything….
The Telegraph 8th May 2020
Re-opening rail line could boost rail travel into and out of Bradford, REINSTATING a half mile stretch of track between Bradford and Leeds could massively boost rail travel into and out of Bradford.
Buckingham Today 7th May 2020
HS2 caught breaking coronavirus public health guidelines multiple times in Bucks
Express & Star 7th May 2020
HS2 may end up a white elephant. It is difficult to understand why the government is persisting with HS2. The cost of that project will exceed all projections and that is the last thing that should shackle the economy given the uncertain future.
Nottingham Post 6th May 2020
Leaders in row over plans to reopen Maid Marian Line, "The people I speak to have very little interest in using HS2 but do want better local railways, my proposal solves this problem and keeps the connection to Toton.
The Times 4th May 2020
At an average 16mph, trains in the north travel at horse-and-cart pace on East / West routes
The Catholic Universe 3rd May 2020
Wrong to label climate change campaigners as ‘extremists’
By Line Times 29th April 2020
Felling Ancient Woodland During Bird Breeding Season
We have the Coronavirus Lockdown and are in the middle of the bird nesting season and yet this slaughter of our countryside and wildlife continues. How can this be or do the laws of our land mean nothing if you have enough money to waste as in HS2? Is this essential work?
Leader Live 27th April 2020
Residents in Chirk Bank urge public to maintain coronavirus travelling restrictions
Whitchurch Herald 26th April 2020
Next to that is a photograph by Graham King, who caught a very tranquil Llangollen Canal between Whitchurch and Grindley Brook, and it's a beauty ..
The Telegraph 28th of April 2020
Victorian railway architecture is a British jewel – but will the HS2 planners care?
Mix 96 27th April 2020
Anger as deer dies trapped behind Aylesbury HS2 fencing
Farming UK 23rd April 2020
United Utilities offers farmers free hire of weed wipers in the Dee Valley
Gazette 21st April 2020
Britons turn to canal paths for their daily exercise, charity finds
Birmingham Mail 17th April 2020
Solihull group refuses HS2 'blood money' after accusing rail project of flouting Covid-19 rules
Bucks Herald 17th April 2020
Buckinghamshire Council has reacted with dismay to news that the government has given the go ahead for HS2 to carry on despite the current national crisis, or considering the economic recovery plan that will have to be put in place to enable the country to get back on its feet, following the coronavirus pandemic.
Leeds Live 17th April 2020
Work on HS2 set to begin in 'shamelessly opportunistic' move, HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson said tackling the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed 13,729 lives so far, is the government's "top priority" but it cannot delay work on Europe's largest infrastructure project.
Bucks Free Press 17th April 2020
Bucks MPs react to HS2 go-ahead amid coronavirus crisis, Rapid developments and the uncertain outcome of the Covid-19 outbreak mean it has not been possible within the FBC to undertake specific analysis to determine the outbreak’s potential longer-term impacts to transport passenger demand.
The Guardian 17th April 2020
HS2 was always a white elephant. To launch it now is a disgrace
The Telegraph 17th April 2020
Captain Tom Moore: WW2 veteran who raised millions for the NHS
The Times 16th April 2020
Building work to begin on HS2 but ministers say it’s poor value
BBC 15th April 2020
HS2 construction gets green light despite lockdown, but just try reading the 900+ comments against in just 24 hours of the article appearing…..
Advertiser and Times 14th April 2020
Chris Packham considers appeal after HS2 halt bid refused, “As a result of this decision some of the most beautiful organisms we have living in the UK will be gone forever as HS2 Ltd moves in with its chainsaws ...
Daily Post 13th April 2020
Pictures show deserted North Wales as people heed bank holiday lockdown warnings
Oxford Mail 13th April 2020
Chris Packham to appeal HS2 decision
Daily Post 12th April 2020
The totally bizarre Tripadvisor reviews of 'too high' Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Yorkshire Post 11th April 2020
Why Government should cancel HS2 and channel money into NHS
The Guardian 11th April 2020
Chris Packham vows to continue HS2 legal battle. Broadcaster says ‘resilience is key’ after high court rejected case last week
The Leader Live 11th April 2020
A.N. Richards Ltd loans delivery van to support NHS Wales
Camden Journal 11th April 2020
HS2 works to start again despite fears for construction workers. Lawyers questions whether railway project's employees are 'key-workers'?
Camden Journal 10th April 2020
HS2 have not shut up shop and are going to be working 24 a day in small villages felling ancient woodland and clearing the way with heavy plant machinery.
Chronicle Live 9th April 2020
Why the Northern Powerhouse must include towns and rural areas
Bucks Free Press 8th April 2020
The Chiltern Society say HS2 work should stop during the Covid-19 outbreak, we ask with the UK in Lock down and viable businesses closed how can this enormous waste of money be allowed to go ahead….
Bucks Herald 8th April 2020
Chiltern Society write to the government calling for a halt to HS2 works during Coronavirus pandemic
Rail News 7th April 2020
The architects of privatisation in the 1990s wanted railways to be as loosely restrained as possible. Their mantra was ‘the market will provide’. In the first of a new series of essays, Sim Harris argues that the problem is that the market only provides when it can see a profit.
Planning Resource 7th April 2020
Reports that construction activity across Britain "fell at its fastest rate on record" last month feature in today's newspaper round-up.
Handy Shipping Guide 7th April 2020
Rail Freight Expert Writes to PM to Claim HS2 is 'Vanity Project'
Express and Star 7th April 2020
HS2 woodland decimation in Staffordshire to go ahead after legal bid fails
The West Morland Gazette 7th April 2020
Extinction Rebellion pushing against HS2 online during lockdown
Leamington Courier 6th April 2020
How a 200-year-old pear tree in Cubbington that will soon be lost to HS2 will live on in another nearby village
The Canary 6th April 2020
Matt Hancock’s silence on a taxpayer bailout of Richard Branson is deafening
Express & Star 6th April 2020
HS2 wood felling to go ahead in Staffordshire as legal bid fails
Construction News 6th April 2020
HS2 green legal challenge dismissed
Bucks Herald 6th April 2020
Chris Packham's bid to stop HS2 woodland work is thrown out by High Court, and HS” is given licence to destroy our ancient woodland whilst the country is told to stay at home because of the coronavirus, what is going on…….
BBC 6th April 2020
Coronavirus: Domestic abuse calls up 25% since lockdown, charity says
Horticultural Week 5th April 2020
HS2 free to cut down ancient woodlands after High Court dismissal of Chris Packham legal challenge, this makes a mockery of Biodiversity and the Climate Emergency.
The Guardian 3rd April 2020
HS2 wood clearance to go ahead as Chris Packham legal bid fails and ancient woodland clearance continues despite the Coronavirus and the Climate Emergency……….
BBC 3rd April 2020
Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA
Bucks Free Press 2nd April 2020
Chris Packham files HS2 legal challenge
Yorkshire Post 30th March 2020
Dump HS2 and invest in specialist care staff – why we can’t afford not to
The Express & Star 30th March 2020
Scrap HS2 to save our economy, Sir Bill says
Telegraph 29th March 2020
Construction in dire straits as more sites are mothballed. Industry insiders warn that an alarming proportion of construction firms risk going under in a coronavirus-triggered recession
Daily Post 27th March 2020
The British Red Cross are looking for North Wales volunteers during the coronavirus crisis - sign up. From Aberdaron in Gwynedd to Acrefair in Wrexham and beyond, people across Wales and the UK are showing kindness by coming together to give whatever help they can to those left most vulnerable by the global pandemic.
The Leader 27th March 2020
Wrexham dog trainer celebrates win and world's biggest dog show
The Leader Live 24th March 2020
The George Edwards Hall in Cefn Mawr closed due to the coronavirus outbreak
The Guardian 24th March 2020
Hinkley Point C work to carry on but HS2 could be paused. Major infrastructure projects highlight varying approaches to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Guardian 23rd March 2020
Covid-19: government suspends rail franchise agreements
Yorkshire Post 21st March 2020
Man's fight to stop HS2 destroying ancient woodland where he will be buried
Leader Live 20th March 2020
NORTH WALES were kings of the ring in Manchester as they came out on top against what the North West had to offer.
The Telegraph posted on the 19-03-20 & reported to be regularly updated
The Telegraph 19th March 2020
Coronavirus symptoms: how quickly do they show and what to look out for
Railway News 14th March 2020
World's Oldest Railway Revolving Bridge
The Planner Jobs 11th March 2020
Head of Service - Planning Policy WCBC – closing date 12th April 2020 - £50K a year.
Leader Live 10th March 2020
Matt Fleet and friend, Gavin Roberts, decided to come to the cat's aid on March 8, after realising that it had been left up on the roof of Plas Offa Farm, which is just off the A5 between Whitehurst and Froncysyllte, since Thursday, March 5.
Leamington Observer 9th March 2020
A COURT date has been set to move HS2 protestors from camps across Warwickshire.
Construction News 9th March 2020
Bonus for HS2 boss slammed - A £46,000 bonus paid to HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston is “not justified” according to project critic Lord Berkeley.
Wrexham.com 9th March 2020
Clwyd South AM and police to offer “one-stop shop” for surgeries for residents, at the GEH on the 24th of April between 1530 and 1730…….
The Telegraph 7th March 2020
HS2 boss defends £46k bonus linked to control of project's budget. The HS2 chief executive's £46,000 bonus was linked to "control" of the high-speed line's spiralling finances, it has emerged, despite the scheme's estimated cost almost doubling to more than £100 billion. Mark Thurston, the highest-earning government official, received the payment on top of his £605,350 salary last year.
The Telegraph 6th March 2020
RSPB urges residents to call police if they see HS2 workers harm wildlife
Wrexham.com 6th March 2020
Wrexham man to trek between Scotland and Penycae in aid of children’s hospice
Boarder Counties Advertiser 6th March 2020
Underwater police team deployed in search for missing man Michael Chaplin
Country Times 5th March 2020
Welshpool man's British Heart Foundation walk marks year since open heart surgery ... back to the glory days of our great canals. It is 35 miles long, starting in Newtown and finishing at Welsh Frankton, where it joins the Llangollen canal ...
Business News Wales 4th March 2020
New Vice-President of the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust says a canal is a cross-border project and can bring benefits to the whole corridor from Newtown to the junction with the Llangollen Canal near Ellesmere.
Wrexham.com 4th March 2020
Famous Knife Angel sculpture to be displayed in Wrexham town centre in July
The Leader 3rd March 2020
Ambitious plan for viewing platform at Llangollen's historic bridge to tackle traffic flow
The Leader 3rd March 2020
Ambitious plan for viewing platform at Llangollen's historic bridge to tackle traffic flow
BBC 3rd March 2020
HS2: Chris Packham launches legal challenge to rail link
Wrexham.com 3rd March 2020
Councillors approve plans to demolish old police station to make way for new supermarket and drive-thru coffee shop
Leader Live 2nd March 2020
Building work unveils hidden treasure in Llangollen
Telegraph 29th February 2020
HS2 conservation measures could be sacrificed to cut costs in new review
My Newtown.co.uk 28th February 2020
MP wants to open canal to Newtown
Leader Live 26th February 2020
Disappointment after Wales and border stations including Ruabon miss out on cash
Shropshire Star 27th of February 2020
The Friends of the Montgomery Canal will hold their annual meeting at Berriew Village Hall, near Welshpool, at 3pm on Saturday .
Infosurhoy.com 26th February 2020
HS2 has handed out at least two ‘golden handshakes’ worth more than £200,000, despite Government ministers vowing to cap publicly-funded handouts at £95,000.
The Leader 25th February 2020
The 10th annual Llangollen Canal Walk in aid of Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith will be taking place on March 8.
Denbighshire Free Press 24th of February 2020
Former pupils will be at funeral of teacher who was pioneer of Welsh language education
Wrexham.com 22nd of February 2020
Wrexham ‘Young Voices’ take to the stage at Manchester Arena, classes from both Ysgol Deiniol in Marchwiel and Ysgol Acrefair performed in the ‘Young Voices’ concerts.
Shropshire Star 22nd of February 2020
Marina open day in Shropshire
Shropshire Star 21st of February 2020
Concerns growing for Whitchurch man missing for nearly a week. Michael Chaplin was last seen in the vicinity of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. He is described as a 5ft 7ins-tall white male, of slim build with short brown hair.
Bucks Free Press 21st of February 2020
Local railway historian offers alternative HS2 route on railway line closed in the 1960s
Wakefield Express 21st February 2020
Work has begun on a multi-million-pound upgrade at Castleford Railway Station, which will see the site become a ‘gateway’ to the town.
New Civil Engineer 21st February 2020
Anti-HS2 MP welcomes ‘promising’ review of northern section
Wrexham.com 19th of February 2020
Council ask for your thoughts on six proposed priorities for the next three years
Market Rasen 19th of February 2020
Sir Edward slams plans for HS2 as cost soars to £100bn
Leader Live 17th of February 2020
Search launched to find missing man last believed to be near Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Horse & Hound 17th February 2020
Fight continues against ‘mad’ High Speed Two rail link
Daily Post 17th Of February 2019
Major search launched for missing man whose car was left near aqueduct
Daily Express 17th of February 2020
ANDREW MARR (BBC Reporter) hit out at Boris Johnson's decision to go ahead with the "out of control" HS2 railway project, stunning Transport Secretary Grant Shapps by branding it a "grotesque waste of public money"
Sunday Express 16th February 2020
HS2 has been given the green light by Boris Johnson despite the estimated £106billion price-tag, and the bill is set to cost each taxpayer in Britain a huge £3,376, according to calculations by the TaxPayers' Alliance.
Northwhich Guardian 16th February 2020
Shapps plays down Chinese rescue of troubled HS2 rail link
The Telegraph 16th February 2020
'All this will be destroyed by HS2'
Farming UK 16th February 2020
The government has been urged the deliver fairness to farmers and landowners after Boris Johnson announced that the HS2 high-speed rail link will be built.
Daily Express 16th February 2020
HS2 warning: Extinction Rebellion warns it will take action to stop £100bn project
The Telegraph 15th February 2020
Britain’s greatest white elephant, HS2, was always a dud railway. It has grazed for 10 years on the Treasury lawn, and has now has been told it can stay, more dud than ever.
Yahoo News 15th February 2020
Lawmaker questions China's offer to build UK high speed rail. Allowing China's state-run rail construction company to build a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England would be an “extremely questionable" decision, a prominent British lawmaker said Saturday.
The Telegraph 15th February 2020
HS2 'backtracks' on pledges to protect environment - National Trust expresses alarm at 'worrying signs' HS2 is planning to renege on commitments
Daily Gazette 15th of February 2020
The cost to Britain’s sovereignty could be “higher than we ever imagined” if Beijing’s state-owned railway builder is given a role in constructing the troubled HS2 high-speed link, a Tory MP said.
Wigan Today 13th of February 2020
A borough MP has welcomed a “strong indication” that part of the controversial HS2 railway, which would run through his constituency, will be scrapped.
Leader Live 12th of February 2020
Wrexham councillors support ‘Stori Brymbo’ heritage site project
The Express & Star 12th of February 2020
Is it the end of the line for opponents of HS2?
Surfbirds 12th of February 2020
Thousands ask Prime Minister to stop and re-think HS2
BBC Wales 12th of February 2020
HS2: Wales should get £5bn from rail scheme spending, says minister
Nation Cymru 12th February 2020
Wales is paying for HS2 but it will harm our economy – we must receive the £5 billion we are owed
The Guardian 11th February 2020
HS2 to go ahead, Boris Johnson tells MPs
BBC 11th February 2020
HS2 go-ahead controversial and difficult, admits Boris Johnson
The Guardian 11th February 2020
'What right have we to destroy our natural environment?' HS2 opponents speak out
BBC 11th February 2020
Between Coventry and Kenilworth lies Burton Green, a small village home to 640 people where you would be hard-pressed to find a supporter of high-speed rail. Residents have been fighting the project - which will split the village in half - for the past 10 years. As the government confirms the controversial rail link will go ahead, residents living in the village and beyond react to the news.
Express & Star 11th February 2020
HS2 cancellation costs 'grossly inflated', expert claims
The Conversation 10th February 2020
HS2 debate shows how evidence is ignored in favour of politics
Leamington Courier 9th February 2020
Stop HS2 campaigners to hold peaceful protest walk at Cubbington Wood
Wrexham.com 7th of February 2020
Plans to turn former Brymbo steelworks site into major tourist attraction begin to gather pace
The Planner 7th February 2020
Wrexham County Borough Council is embroiled in an escalating row with the Planning Inspectorate over key elements of its latest local development plan (LDP).
The Express 7th February 2020
HS2: Use Beeching lines to backtrack on doomed railway, says FREDERICK FORSYTH
The Leader 6th February 2020
Frustration at lack of progress over new surgery in Cefn Mawr
Whitchurch Herald 6th February 2020
The chief executive officer (CEO) of Cheshire Wildlife Trust has joined with five of her peers to deliver a letter asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to re-think HS2.
Birmingham Mail 6th February 2020
Apology after families not told relatives would be reburied during HS2 work
Boarder Counties Advertiser 5th February 2020
A SHROPSHIRE group of volunteers, which provides accessible narrowboat holidays for disabled people, has received funding from a housebuilder to resurface a canal footpath, for wheelchair users.
Infosurhoy 5th February 2020
HS2 decision delayed as Government is warned the full cost could reach £150 BILLION
Birmingham Mail 5th February 2020
HS2 company branded 'chronically inefficient and institutionally callous'
Building 5th February 2020
People from the Midlands and the North are the least supportive of pushing ahead with HS2, a recent survey has revealed.
Construction News 5th February 2020
HS2 review deputy claims alternatives will save £128bn
Mix 96 5th February 2020
Taxpayers Alliance say HS2 could cost £150 billion
The Ecologist 5th February 2020
HS2 risks 'devastating environmental damage'
Bloomberg 4th February 2020
Technology & Ideas. The World's Most Expensive Railway is in a Hole. HS2 isn’t necessarily a terrible idea, but it’s been badly run, is wildly overpriced and skewed toward the wealthy south of England.
Horticulture Week 4th February 2020
Letter to Prime Minister warns of environmental impact of HS2
The Guardian 3rd February 2020
At £307m per mile of track, can the cost of HS2 be justified?
About Manchester 3rd February 2020
Waterway to holiday. Narrowboat hirers overwhelmingly recommend boating holidays on Britain’s beautiful inland waterway
The Guardian 3rd February 2020
Fast, cheap transport should be a right across the UK. HS2 won’t help. High-speed rail isn’t going to improve mobility in the country’s many neglected areas – but more imaginative solutions could.
Powys County Times 31st January 2020
Push for 'Growth Deal' funds to restore Montgomery Canal
Leader Live 31st January 2020
Cefn Mawr man trekking 100km across Sahara desert in aid of military charity
Leader Live 30th January 2020
Welsh Government minister backs housing numbers in Wrexham’s development blueprint
Nation Cymru 29th January 2020
Today’s Senedd roundup: £90 million package to support town centre regeneration
The Sun 29th January 2020
OFF THE RAILS Costs of building HS2 spiralled to £106bn because transport chiefs wanted to make the trains too FAST
Leader Live 28th January 2020
A CARPET of Snowdrops, thought to date from the 13th Century, is beginning to appear in the churchyard of Llantysilio in time for the church’s annual Snowdrop service, next month.
New Civil Engineer 28th January 2020
HS2 boss tops government’s ‘high earners list’
The Planner 27th January 2020
The Department for Transport (DfT), HS2 Ltd and the wider government underestimated the complexity and risk of the HS2 railway project, which has led it to be over budget and behind schedule.
Infrastructure Intelligence 27th January 2020
National Audit Office slams basic failings for HS2 being over budget and behind schedule
Ham & High 27th January 2020
National Audit Office: HS2 over budget and behind schedule because it was 'underestimated'
Investors Chronicle 27th January 2020
National Audit Office says final cost of HS2 unknown
Shropshire Star 27th January 2020
Powys councillors support growth deal bid for canal restoration
Sky News 27th January 2020
Whistleblowers say public have been 'deceived' over cost of HS2
Yorkshire Post 26th January 2020
HS2 was a waste of money when it was going to cost £50bn - now it is twice as bad: Yorkshire Post Letters
The Telegraph 26th January 2020
The economic case for HS2, if there ever was one, is long since dead
Deeside.com 24th January 2020
North Wales slate landscape nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status
The Telegraph 25th January 2020
The folly of HS2 is a modern telling of the Seven Deadly Sins
Yahoo News 25th January 2020
The UK government underestimated the complexity of Britain’s planned high-speed rail line, according to a highly critical watchdog report. The government’s handling of the troubled infrastructure project, which is running late and over budget, comes under fire in a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Independent 25th January 2020
How many spin agencies does it take to sell a high-speed railway? The answer is 17. Relative to the cost of HS2 – currently £106bn – the advisers are cheap. However, Chris Blackhurst can’t help but imagine how much hot air is in the room every time they meet.
The Spectator 24th January 2019
HS2 is becoming increasingly difficult to justify
Channel 4 News 24th January 2020
HS2 risks under-estimated, says watchdog
Transportxtra 24th January 2020
NAO criticises DfT for HS2 management
Morning Star 24th January 2020
We need certainty surrounding HS2, say unions
Nottingham Post 24th January 2020
HS2 billions over budget, years behind schedule, and likely to cost more than £100 billion report finds
ITV 24th January 2020
Slate mining landscape of Wales nominated for Unesco World Heritage Site status
BBC 24th January 2020
Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029
Daily Mail 24th January 2020
Boss of delayed and over-budget HS2 project rakes in colossal salary of £625,000... four times higher than Boris Johnson's
Country File 24th January 2020
Questions raised over HS2’s damaging impact on nature
ITV News 24th January 2020
New fears over where HS2 is going. The UK is building a railway which is heading to fantasy land. The taxpayer is funding this journey, which has already cost more than £7 billion.
Wrexham.com 24th January 2020
£60m plan to grow tourism industry in Wales unveiled
The Sun 24th January 2020
It’s not the billions we have wasted on HS2 that matters – it’s the billions we are about to waste
Leamington Observer 24th January 2020
HS2 over budget and behind schedule says National Audit Office report
New Civil Engineer 22nd January 2020
HS2 staff on notice and consultants workloads slashed
BBC 21st January 2020
Just how blow-out is the HS2 budget?
The Guardian 21st January 2020
The mounting cost of HS2 is financial and environmental
The Parliamentary Review 21st January 2020
Secretary for transport, Grant Shapps, has demanded more information regarding plans for HS2, following estimates of the cost of the project rising to £106 billion.
Planning Resource 21st January 2020
HS2 staff 'warned of job cuts as uncertainty over future of project grows'
Shropshire Star 21st January 2020
Flood worries amid plans for new homes in Ellesmere
ITV News 20th January 2020
HS2 to make "a couple of hundred" redundancies
The Guardian 20th January 2020
HS2 costs could rise to £106bn or more, warns government review
Express 20th January 2020
HS2 WARNING: Taxpayers could face £106billion cost - furious Britons demand Boris ‘bin it’
BBC 20th January 2020
The transport secretary has asked for more data before making a "massive decision" on HS2 as it emerged the new high-speed rail link could cost £106bn.
Stourbridge News 20th January 2020
Petrol and diesel car ban planned to beat climate change
Financial Times 19th January 2020
The cost of Britain's new HS2 high-speed rail project could rise to as much as £106bn, according to an official government review which gives only …
The Canary 19th January 2020
Good News from the Canary, Hundreds of protesters step in to stop HS2 tree felling
The Telegraph 18th January 2020
Boris Johnson must have courage to cut losses on HS2, say ex-head of civil service and retail tycoon
New Civil Engineer 17th January 2020
HS2 | Legal case progresses against ‘catastrophic’ Euston tunnels
Financial Times 17th January 2020
Critical Whitehall review puts HS2 rail link under scrutiny
Bucks Herald 17th January 2020
A homeowner has been granted permission by the High Court to bring legal proceedings against HS2 Ltd for its ‘Three Tunnels’ design into Euston station, claiming that it will endanger the lives and properties of residents nearby.
The Times 17th January 2020
Audit office to criticise HS2 delays and costs
I AM Birmingham 17th January 2020
Fire tears through iconic UB40 Eagle and Tun pub in Digbeth
Birmingham Mail 17th January 2020
Eagle and Tun pub fire breaks out in Digbeth with one person rushed to hospital, Landlord said bosses at HS2 contacted him to confirm the pub would be demolished as part of a compulsory purchase order. He said: "It was a huge shock ..
Whitchurch Herald 17th January 2020
Malpas-based Cheshire Wildlife Trust has called on the government to abandon HS2 in its current form and take on a 'greener' approach to the rail network, in a report published this week.
Planning Resource 16th January 2020
HS2 supporters 'growing increasingly anxious over future of scheme'
BBC 16th January 2020
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct canal boat operator Peter Jones retires
Shropshire Star 15th January 2020
Emergency council meeting called as Kronospan fire in Chirk enters third day, Smoke continues to spread across Chirk and surrounding villages including Ruabon, Acrefair, Cefn Mawr and Pentre. No one has been injured in the ...
Metro 15th January 2020
HS2 ‘will damage 108 woodlands causing some species to go extinct’
The Ecologist 15th January 2020
HS2 will destroy 'huge swathes' of woodland
Wales 247 15th January 2020
Hundreds Of Businesses Supported By Wrexham Coworking Space
Morning Star 15th January 2020
XR calls for reinforcements to protect trees from HS2
Channel 4 News 15th January 2020
‘Projects of this scale are having a global impact’ – Chris Packham on HS2
PBC Today 15th January 2020
New report shows how HS2 impacts wildlife, environment and nature
Left Foot Forward 15th January 2020
Extinction Rebellion and StopHS2 join forces to save trees
Ends report 15th January 2020
Could HS2 be derailed?: 7 things you need to know
Yahoo News 15th January 2020
Shocking pictures reveal ‘disgusting’ conditions inside Hermes depot where workers ‘feel like slaves’
Yahoo News 15th January 2020
HS2 :'Just give us the facts'
Construction News 15th January 2020
HS2 review deputy: I could not obtain costs breakdown
The Guardian 15th January 2020
HS2 will destroy or damage hundreds of UK wildlife sites, says report
Daily Mail 15th January 2020
More than 1,000 ancient woodlands in the UK are at risk of being WIPED OUT by housing projects and new infrastructure development and HS2 leads the way, charity warns
BBC 15th January 2020
HS2 could threaten irreplaceable natural habitats, report warns
BBC 15th January 2020
HS2 protesters enter fourth month in Cubbington Wood
The Times 15th January 2020
Housebuilders ‘threaten 1,000 ancient woodlands’, with HS2 the biggest Offender says Woodland Trust
I News 15th January 2020
The cost of HS2 to nature is too high a price to pay, claims report by The Wildlife Trusts
News Shopper 15th January 2020
Wildlife Trusts claims HS2 will destroy ‘huge swathes’ of natural habitat
New Civil Engineer 14th January 2020
HS2 ‘go/ no-go decision’ expected next month
I News 14th January 2020
Number of ancient woodlands under threat from developers tops thousand — here's the worst affected areas and HS2 the worst offender….
Derbyshire Times 14th January 2020
Plans unveiled to restore 'vital' stretch of Chesterfield Canal
Architects Journal 14th January 2020
Decision on HS2’s future expected next month
Shropshire Star 14th January 2020
Firefighters spend 12 hours battling Kronospan factory blaze in Chirk
Wrexham.com 13th January 2020
Health Board advises visitors to hospital to “factor in potential traffic congestion” – we ask AM & MP about the issue
Leader Live 13th January 2020
Civic leaders set out eight-point plan to drive investment into Wrexham
Construction News 14th January 2019
HS2 apologises for chainsaw blunder in nature reserve
Daily Mail 13th January 2020
Spanning the length and breadth of Britain, rivers and canals unite the nation – and as these stunning photographs show, they are often the star attraction
Mix 96 13th January 2020
Aylesbury's MP has been raising questions about HS2 again, this time with the Chancellor.
Telegraph 12th January 2020
HS2 'too costly and too disruptive', say London's business leaders
City AM 12th January 2020
Three-quarters of London businesses think HS2 is too expensive
Leader Live 11th January 2020
Economy minister marks milestone for Wrexham's Enterprise Hub
Bird Guides 11th January 2020
HS2 destroys habitat on Berkshire reserve without permission
Leader Live 11th January 2020
Major concerns raised over key housing blueprint for Wrexham
ENR – Engineering News Record 10th January 2020
In UK, Crossrail and HS2 Projects Struggle With Schedule and Budget Issues
TransportXtra 10th January 2020
Axe HS2 and upgrade existing lines instead, says Berkeley
The Guardian 10th January 2020
HS2 destroyed trees in way of train line without permission
The Telegraph 9th January 2020
The fascinating stories behind Britain's forgotten theme parks
Ends Report 9th January 2020
Has the HS2 review avoided counting the green costs?
Camden New Journal 9th January 2020
War hero forced out of home by HS2 demolition work dies at 93
Keighly News 9th January 2020
District MP in renewed call to scrap HS2 rail scheme
Lancashire Post 9th January 2020
Limited funds should go towards other projects rather than HS2
Infosurhoy 8th January 2020
HS2 bosses accused of `fiddling the figures´ by review…
Warrington Worldwide 8th January 2020
Government must ‘come clean’ over HS2 costs
Boarder Counties Advertiser 7th January 2020
Pontcysyllte tour business puts boats up for sale
The Standard 7th January 2020
How much has been spent on the HS2 so far and what is the proposed train route? The cost of HS2 has come under fire again after the deputy chairman of the now-defunct review panel criticised the project for being "completely out of control financially".
The Railway Hub 6th January 2020
West Coast looks forward with Avanti
Daily Post 6th January 2020
Joiner's Universal Credit heartbreak after being forced to sell work van and tools after falling ill. The family of six live on the Plas Madoc Estate, Acrefair, Wrexham. They are among the 2,164 couples with children relying on the benefit in North ...
Northern Echo 6th January 2020
Transport secretary promises ‘year of action’ on railways. Today's visit comes amid renewed focus on the cost of HS2, as the deputy chairman of its review panel said those in charge of the project have been ...
Western Telegraph 5th January 2020
Parliament ‘misled’ over HS2 – review panel deputy chairman
Coventry Telegraph 5th January 2020
HS2 'will cost £108bn' according to report saying Parliament was misled
Telegraph 5th January 2020
Time to bite the bullet, cancel HS2, and wholly back Northern Crossrail
BBC 5th January 2020
HS2 costs out of control, says review's deputy chair
The Times 5th January 2020
HS2 ‘cheating’ to get green signal
Sky News 5th January 2020
Parliament was 'misled' over true cost of HS2, and could spiral to £107bn Lord claims
Birmingham Mail 4th January 2020
It's tears for beers as doomed historic Eagle and Tun pub serves last orders
Yorkshire Post 2nd January 2020
West Yorkshire needs a public transport revolution and the green light for Northern Powerhouse Rail is good news….
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