News 2013

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The Blue & Green Tomorrow 20th December 2013

HS2 shows ‘shocking disregard’ for nature, says Woodland Trust

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2013/12/20/hs2-shows-shocking-disregard-for-nature-says-woodland-trust/

 

The Leicester Mercury 20th December 2013

Forget HS2, we need clean, affordable railways

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Forget-HS2-need-clean-affordable-railways/story-20347112-detail/story.html

 

The Express and Star 21st December 2013

HS2 objection to be submitted, an official objection to the second phase of the HS2 rail link will be submitted by Staffordshire County Council chiefs who are putting the finishing touches to the document.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/12/17/hs2-objection-to-be-submitted/

 

The Oxford Times 19th December 2013

High speed line 'threat to habitats'

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/outdoor/10889787.High_speed_line__threat_to_habitats_/

 

The Leader Live 18th December 2013

Hundreds descend on Cefn Mawr for festival

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/129253/hundreds-descend-on-cefn-mawr-for-festival.aspx

 

The Transport Extra 18th December 2013

Legal battle over release of critical HS2 reports

http://www.transportxtra.com/magazines/local_transport_today/news/?id=36661

 

North Wales news 17th December 2013

Hundreds descend on Cefn Mawr for festival

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/129253/hundreds-descend-on-cefn-mawr-for-festival.aspx

 

North Wales News 12th December 2013

Santas' kickstart for cancer charity as Froncysyllte group get on their bikes

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/129135/santas-kickstart-for-cancer-charity-as-froncysyllte-group-get-on-their-bikes.aspx

 

The Engineer 13th December 2013

Should China invest in HS2? Another insult to British Industry?

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/opinion/last-weeks-poll-should-china-invest-in-hs2/1017657.article

 

BBC News 2nd December 2013

Musician falls in Llangollen Canal trying to rescue saxophone

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-25192357

 

Voice of Russia 26th November 2013

HS2 protest outside Parliament: "HS2 is Otter Madness"

http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2013_11_25/HS2-protest-outside-Parliament-HS2-is-Otter-Madness-6130/

 

The Independent 26th November 2013

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: The final word on HS2 (plus about 20 million others, too)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-macintyres-sketch-the-final-word-on-hs2-plus-about-20-million-others-too-8963321.html

 

The Daily Mail 26th November 2013

Fury as Government's environmental case for HS2 runs to massive 50,000 pages - with just 60 days to read an entire forest, Think before you print!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513359/HS2-environmental-report-runs-50k-pages-just-60-days-read-it.html

 

The Telegraph 24th November 2013

'HS2? Its £50bn wasted on a silly line for tycoons, writer Frederick Forsyth attacks the errors in judgment which have cost the Tories his vote

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10470092/HS2-Its-50bn-wasted-on-a-silly-line-for-tycoons.html

 

The Bucks Herald 23rd November 2013

Story behind the OTHER rail plan in Bucks

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/story-behind-the-other-rail-plan-in-bucks-1-5698541

 

News North Wales 20th November 2013

HSBC Llangollen bank customers in closure protest, just like Cefn Mawr all over again!

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/128442/llangollen-bank-customers-in-closure-protest.aspx

Shropshire Star 17th November 2013

Subsidence fears as cracks appear in road alongside Llangollen Canal

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/11/15/subsidence-fears-as-cracks-appear-in-road-alongside-llangollen-canal/

 

News North Wales 15th November 2013

Wrexham boy offers help after Typhoon

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/128309/wrexham-boy-offers-help-after-typhoon.aspx

 

BBC News 14th November 2013

Direct Shrewsbury-to-London train services to restart

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-24937075

 

News North Wales 14th November 2013

Llangollen included in ambitious plans to transform canals in Wales

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/128284/llangollen-included-in-ambitious-plans-to-transform-canals-in-wales.aspx

 

Wales on Line 13th November 2013

Wales' canals bid to become world class tourist attractions

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/wales-canals-bid-become-world-6301765

 

BBC News Wales 12th November 2013

Philippines typhoon: Wrexham mother's concern for son, 14

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24914695

 

North Wales News 12th December 2013

Cefn Mawr mum's fears for son stuck in typhoon-hit Philippines village

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/128174/cefn-mawr-mum-s-fears-for-son-stuck-in-typhoon-hit-philippines-village.aspx

 

ITV 11TH November 2013

MPs quiz Transport Secretary over HS2 claims

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2013-11-11/mps-quiz-transport-secretary-over-hs2-claims/

 

The Scotsman 6th November 2013

HS2 alternative that makes sense

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/hs2-alternative-1-3175033

 

BBC News 5th November 2013

Virgin renews bid for Shrewsbury to London direct rail service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-24827337

 

The Wirral Globe 5th November 2013

HS2 must be stopped

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/yoursay/wirralletters/10785998.HS2_must_be_stopped/

 

The Northwich Guardian 30th October 2013

Use the £40 billion about to be squandered on the daft HS2 idea to fund our own power stations, be they nuclear or oil powered. As for the incinerator to be built ...

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/10772416.Keep_power_stations_away/

 

StockMarketWire.com 31st October 2013

70% of IoD members say HS2 will have no impact on business

http://www.stockmarketwire.com/article/4695716/70pct-of-IoD-members-say-HS2-will-have-no-impact-on-business.html

 

The Yorkshire Post 31st October 2013

Spin and hot air hides the impact of HS2

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/letters/spin-and-hot-air-hides-the-impact-of-hs2-1-6196264

 

The Daily Post 30th October 2013

HS2: Plaid Cymru say there will be no benefit for North Wales

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/hs2-plaid-cymru-say-no-625390

 

North Wales News 29th October 2013

Children at Cefn Mawr school prove they have the X-factor

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/127743/children-at-cefn-mawr-school-prove-they-have-the-x-factor.aspx

 

The Daily Mail 28th October 2013

Railway line shut by Beeching 'can save us £36bn': Critics put forward alternative route using track closed in the 1960s

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478093/Railway-line-shut-Beeching-save-36bn-Critics-forward-alternative-route-using-track-closed-1960s.html

 

The Telegraph 27th October 2013

HS2: Labour to examine cheaper rival plan. More trouble for HS2 as Labour MP says a rival route would be cheaper http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10406859/HS2-Labour-to-examine-cheaper-rival-plan.html

 

The Cornishman 25th October 2013

West Country rail users 'angry' as HS2 costs rack up

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/West-rail-users-angry-HS2-costs-rack/story-19985666-detail/story.html#axzz2ikLsdY3Y

 

Wales On Line 24th October 2013

Welsh Government insists Wales has been allocated £35m as result of HS2 spending, but what will it loose???

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-government-insists-wales-been-6236349

 

BBC News 24th October 2013

Conflict over High Speed 2 rail extra cash for Wales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-24648153

 

ITV.com 19th October 2013

UK cities 'could lose £220m' over HS2 rail project

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-10-19/uk-cities-could-lose-220m-over-hs2-rail-project/

 

BBC News 19th October 2013

The Welsh, Bypass HS2 and more depression for Wales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24593737

 

Bucks Free Press 18th October 2013

HS2 is environmentally damaging

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10746424._Unarguable__HS2_is_environmentally_damaging__court_told/

 

Coventry Telegraph 15th October 2013

Top cop's five-hour rail journey sparks HS2 fury

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/top-cop-ron-balls-five-hour-6186745

 

City AM 14th October 2013

HS2 protesters take fight to the Supreme Court

http://www.cityam.com/article/1381718996/hs2-protesters-take-fight-supreme-court?utm_source=website&utm_medium=TD_news_headlines_right_col&utm_campaign=TD_news_headlines_right_col

 

BBC 2nd October 2013

Why Shrewsbury misses the train to London

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24335227

 

The Times 23rd September 2013

In its short life, the Wrexham and Shropshire Railway sought to recreate the best of rail travel including an ‘old fashioned’ buffet car

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3876063.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_09_22

 

The Telegraph 16th September 2013

Our railways are still on the wrong track

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10308806/Our-railways-are-still-on-the-wrong-track.html

 

Warrington Guardian 16th September 2013

County unites to say no to HS2

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/10670937.County_unites_to_say_no_to_HS2/?ref=nt

 

The Telegraph 14th September 2013

Lord Berkeley, chairman of the Rail Freight Group, attacked the Government and HS2 Ltd for “bulldozing through” a badly-designed project which “just doesn't ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10309863/HS2-will-clog-up-the-rail-system-warns-freight-expert.html

The Scotsman 14th September 2013

No value in HS2

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/no-value-in-hs2-1-3083644

 

BBC News 4th September 2013

Pressure for direct Shrewsbury to London services to restart

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-23956908

 

The Leader 3rd September 2013

Plans unveiled for Llangollen to stage multi-sport festival…..

http://leaderlive.co.uk/news/126174/plans-unveiled-for-llangollen-to-stage-multi-sport-festival.aspx

 

News North Wales 3rd September 2013

Green light for Wrexham jobs boost

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/126090/green-light-for-wrexham-jobs-boost.aspx

 

The Shropshire Star 2nd September 2013

Petition for Shrewsbury to London rail service gets 4,000 signatures….a real alternative to the London – Birmigham HS2 link at a fraction of the cost….

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-23926546

 

North Wales News 2nd September 2013

Day filled with animal magic down on Cefn Mawr farm

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/126077/day-filled-with-animal-magic-down-on-cefn-mawr-farm.aspx

 

The Leader 2nd September 2013

Day filled with animal magic down on Cefn Mawr farm

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/126077/day-filled-with-animal-magic-down-on-cefn-mawr-farm.aspx

 

Bolton News 2nd September 2013

Historic steam power brings crowds to Bolton station – Not HS2

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/bolton/10647574.Historic_steam_power_brings_crowds_to_Bolton_station/?ref=nt

 

Llanglogger 30th August 2013

The Mayor of Llangollen, Cllr Robert Lube, accepts Cittaslow Accreditation from  representatives of the organisation in Mold. LLANGOLLEN has just officially become part of a select worldwide community dedicated to safeguarding precious resources. 

http://plaskynastoncanalgroup.org/news-1/llangollen-news/

 

Shropshire Star 30th August 2013

Rail service on track nine out of 10 times. Train punctuality in Shropshire and Mid Wales is bucking the national trend with almost nine out of 10 services on time, new statistics showed today.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport-news/2013/08/30/rail-service-on-track-nine-out-of-10-times/

 

Shropshire Star 30th August 2013

Wem has hopes of being a direct London rail link stop

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/08/30/wem-has-hopes-of-being-a-direct-london-rail-link-stop/

 

Shropshire Star 30th August 2013

A little imagination is all it will take to see benefits of rail link…..

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/letters/2013/08/30/letter-a-little-imagination-is-all-it-will-take-to-see-benefits-of-rail-link/

 

Daily Post 29th August 2013

Deeside Industrial Park chairman calls for HS2 rail link to be scrapped, money better spent on regional rail, like Wrexham to Liverpool link…..

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/deeside-industrial-park-chairman-calls-5814421?tabPane=Comments

 

Shropshire Star 29th August 2013

No case for HS2 project, Older, wiser people were trained to “live within your means”. Unfortunately George Osborne obviously was not told this!

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport-news/2013/08/29/letter-no-case-for-hs2-project/

 

Shropshire Star 29th August 2013

More than 2,600 readers have now signed up to the Shropshire Star’s campaign calling for a direct rail link to London to be reinstated.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport-news/2013/08/29/2600-sign-shropshire-star-london-rail-petition/

 

Shropshire Star 28th August 2013

Work has begun on the £10.5 million upgrade of railway tracks between Shrewsbury and Wrexham.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport-news/2013/08/28/work-starts-on-shrewsbury-to-wrexham-rail-line-upgrade/

 

Buck Free Press 28th August 2013

Date set for HS2 Supreme Court appeal

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/newS/10637866.Date_set_for_HS2_Supreme_Court_appeal/

 

South West Business 28th August 2013

Peter Livingstone, IOD chairman for Somerset: HS2 rail link billions would be better spent elsewhere

http://www.southwestbusiness.co.uk/opinion/28082013074949-peter-livingstone--iod-chairman-for-somerset--hs2-rail-link-billions-would-be-better-spent-elsewhere/

 

Independent 26th August 2013

The HS2 sums just don't add up. If Labour formally abandons HS2, investors will shy away from it as well…….

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/the-hs2-sums-just-dont-add-up-8784222.html

 

Express & Star 26th August 2013

Taxpayers’ cash used to promote HS2 case

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/08/26/taxpayers-cash-used-to-promote-hs2-case/

 

The Guardian 25th August 2013

HS2 is certainly not for northerners' benefit. The way to build up the north is to improve rail links between its towns. Trains to London are fast enough already

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/25/hs2-trains-northerners

 

The Telegraph 25th August 2013

Pump money into the railways... but not HS2, this makes very good sense read it…..like the GWR Line.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/liamhalligan/10264032/Liam-Halligan-Pump-money-into-the-railways...-but-not-HS2.html

 

BBC News Wales 24th August 2013

Rail disruption warning as viaduct work to last a week but will help upgrade service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23816106

 

Daily Mail 24th August 2013

Rail network could fall apart because £70bn HS2 line will drain money away from rest of the network, says Alistair Darling

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401255/Rail-network-fall-apart-70bn-HS2-line-drain-money-away-rest-network-says-Alistair-Darling.html

 

The Telegraph 24th August 2013

Tory peer Lord Ashcroft calls on David Cameron to 'scrap' HS2. Pressure is growing on David Cameron to abandon the controversial HS2 rail project after a senior Conservative peer called on him to “scrap it now”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10263360/Tory-peer-Lord-Ashcroft-calls-on-David-Cameron-to-scrap-HS2.html

 

Shropshire Star 24th August 2013

Thousands of Shropshire Star readers are backing our campaign to get the county’s rail link to London reinstated.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/08/22/star-readers-back-shropshire-to-london-rail-campaign-in-thousands/

 

EADT24 20th August 2013

East Anglia Business calls for rail boost from government as transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin heads east as a more viable option than HS2

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/east_anglia_business_calls_for_rail_boost_from_government_as_transport_secretary_patrick_mcloughlin_heads_east_1_2344334

 

The Daily Mail 19th August 2013

HS2 link 'could cost every family £3,000 and defies economic logic': Senior Tories braced for revolt after estimated cost rises to £80bn

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396790/HS2-link-cost-families-3-000-defies-economic-logic.html

 

ITV.com News 19th August 2013

HS2: 'Crescendo of opposition getting louder'

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-08-18/hs2-crescendo-of-opposition-getting-louder/

 

BBC News 18th August 2013

HS2 rail project 'could cost taxpayer £80bn'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23744814

 

The Guardian 18th August 2013

HS2 should be scrapped before budget soars to £80bn, warns thinktank

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/18/hs2-rail-budget-80bn-iea-report

 

ITV.com News 18th August 2013

HS2 Costs could soar in controversial rail project to 80 billion

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2013-08-18/costs-could-soar-in-controversial-rail-project/

 

The Telegraph 17th August 2013

High speed rail scheme cost to double to £80bn, economists warn

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10249815/High-speed-rail-scheme-cost-to-double-to-80bn-economists-warn.html

 

The Telegraph 16th August 2013

Stretch of 8th century Offa's Dyke flattened

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10246591/Stretch-of-8th-century-Offas-Dyke-flattened.html

 

Camden New Journal 15th August 2013

Rail pioneer Robert Stephenson's "last surviving masterpiece" faces axe in HS2 plan

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2013/aug/rail-pioneer-robert-stephensons-last-surviving-masterpiece-faces-axe-hs2-plan

 

News North Wales 6th August 2013

Big housing scheme for Johnstown brickworks site

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/125309/big-housing-scheme-for-johnstown-brickworks-site.aspx

 

Shropshire Star 1st August 2013

Network Rail fouled up the prospect of a return of Shropshire’s direct rail link to London, the county’s remaining hope was that an appeal to the referee would prevail.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/lifestyle/blogs/daily-blog/2013/08/01/star-comment-direct-rail-link-hopes-are-dashed/

 

Property Week 30th July 2013

Camden Council will take HS2 challenge to the Supreme Court Property Week News

http://www.propertyweek.com/news/camden-council-will-take-hs2-challenge-to-the-supreme-court/5058547.article

 

Stop HS2 29th July 2013

HS2 will save far less than 1% of long distance road trips

http://stophs2.org/news/8965-tiny-fraction-long-distance-road

 

Kenilworth Weekly News 26th July 2013

Protestors defiant as HS2 appeal is rejected and will now proceed to Supreme Court

http://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/news/local/protestors-defiant-as-hs2-appeal-is-rejected-1-5322101

 

The Times 25th July 2013

Fix the potholes, improve existing railways, build a third runway at Heathrow. And there will still be money left over. This is an article about a railway, but it begins ...

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article3824503.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_07_24

 

 

Chester Chronicle 24th July 2013

Protection for North Cheshire green belt urged in draft local plan

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/protection-north-cheshire-green-belt-5313721

 

The Free Press 24th July 2013

£350k grant success to revamp the chain bridge

http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/124928/-350k-grant-success-to-revamp-the-chain-bridge.aspx

 

24 Dash.com News 24th July 2013

Court of Appeal dismisses councils' attempt to block HS2

http://www.24dash.com/news/local_government/2013-07-24-Court-of-Appeal-dismisses-councils-attempt-to-block-HS2

 

ITV.com News 24th July 2013

The way people on Phase 2 of HS2 were not consulted on the principle of HS2 in 2011 may not have been illegal, but it was immoral. In the same way, the cursory glance which has been given to the environmental destruction HS2 would cause might not be ...

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-07-24/hs2-judicial-review-ruling-due/

 

The Coventry Telegraph 22nd July 2013

County council blasts HS2 report, says it has been 'rushed through'

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/county-council-blasts-hs2-report-5169812

 

Lancashire Evening Post 22nd July 2013

A senior politician for the region believes the proposed HS2 high-speed rail link needs rethinking.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/traffic-travel/high-speed-link-needs-rethinking-1-5877704

 

ITV.com News 21st July 2013

'Since it was first announced, the costs have escalated relentlessly,' the article reads. 'It now looks as if HS2 will cost £50billion — nearly £2,000 for every household in Britain for a railway only one to two per cent of the population will use.'

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2013-07-21/kent-mp-opposes-second-high-speed-plan/

 

Cheshire Today 21st July 2013

MEP in High Speed Two U turn

http://www.thisischeshire.co.uk/news/10559235.MEP_in_High_Speed_Two_U_turn/

 

The Telegraph 20th July 2013

HS2 - A first-class folly of misty-eyed rail romantics……

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10192440/HS2-is-not-the-right-way-to-spend-50bn.html

 

The Telegraph 19th July 2013

The case for the High Speed Rail train link between London, Birmingham and the north of England is yet to be made, according to Vince Cable…….

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10191474/Vince-Cable-Case-for-HS2-still-to-be-made.html

 

News North Wales 18th July 2013

Grant success for Llangollen chain bridge revamp

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/124753/grant-success-for-llangollen-chain-bridge-revamp.aspx

 

BBC News 18th July 2013

Llangollen chain bridge restoration gets £350,000 lottery grant

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-23359384

 

The Times 18th July 2013

If the high-speed rail project goes ahead, the rest of the network must not be neglected, or the rate of accidents is bound to increase

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3818677.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_07_17

 

EMF Technology 14th July 2013

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Searchlight show for Pontfest 2013!

http://www.emftechnology.co.uk/blog/searchlight-show-for-pontfest-2013/

 

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site 13th July 2013

By Joe Bickerton - Destination Manager (Wrexham CBC) Wow! Underneath the Arches 2013!! What a night! As you may know, in 2009 - the 11-mile...

http://www.pontcysyllte-aqueduct.co.uk/en-gb/blog/2013/july/what-a-night!-underneath-the-arches-2013/

 

The Staffordshire Sentinel 13th July 2013

High speed trains will bypass Stoke on Trent never mind Wales….

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/High-speed-trains-bypass-city/story-19515926-detail/story.html#axzz2YvzhzKAl

 

Financial Times 12th July 2013
The business case for High Speed 2 is built on a fundamental flaw. At the time when the business case was published by HS2 Ltd (the company the Department for Transport had set up to promote and evaluate the project) had gone through a first set of revisions. These were to correct some errors in earlier analyses due in part ...

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/4ea63da4-e564-11e2-ad1a-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F4ea63da4-e564-11e2-ad1a-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer=#axzz2YnnUgp6O

 

London Loves Business 8th July 2013

Building HS2 will cost £70bn and NOT £42bn, says Boris

http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/business-news/london-transport/building-hs2-will-cost-70bn-and-not-42bn-says-boris/5895.article

 

The Telegraph 8th July 2013

Chancellor faces revolt in his own backyard over high speed rail

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10164689/Chancellor-faces-revolt-in-his-own-backyard-over-high-speed-rail.html

 

News North Wales 7th July 2013

Wrexham grant approval could lead to £1m tourism growth

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/123483/wrexham-grant-approval-could-lead-to-1m-tourism-growth.aspx

 

BBC News Wales 6th July 2013

Wrexham Lager plans expansion over Titanic demand

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-23202581

 

The Shropshire Star 5th July 2013

Champion Pontcysyllte Aqueduct call to boost tourism

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/07/05/champion-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-call-to-boost-tourism/

 

Canal World 4th July 2013

Llangollen canal 3 night short break

http://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=58037

 

The Lichfield Mercury 4th July 2013

HS2 'Destructive' route will plough through 67 ancient woodlands

http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/Destructive-route-plough-67-ancient-woodlands/story-19473544-detail/story.html

 

The Scotsman 4th July 2013

Sleeper can take HS2 strain for less

http://www.scotsman.com/business/management/comment-sleeper-can-take-hs2-strain-for-less-1-2987631

 

The Telegraph 3rd July 2013

If it looks, walks and talks like a white elephant, then it must be High Speed 2

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/jeremy-warner/10158554/If-it-looks-walks-and-talks-like-a-white-elephant-then-it-must-be-High-Speed-2.html

 

Visit Wales 1st July 2013

The dramatic Pontycysyllte Aqueduct is an engineering marvel and a World Heritage Site.

http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/attractions/castles-heritage/world-heritage-sites/pontcysyllte-aqueduct

 

The Telegraph 29th June 2013

HS2 will suck up cash, warns Alistair Darling

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10150530/HS2-will-suck-up-cash-warns-Alistair-Darling.html

 

Leamington Observer 28th June 2013

Call for public inquiry into HS2 as cost spirals

http://leamingtonobserver.co.uk/2013/06/28/news-Call-for-public-inquiry-into-HS2-as-cost-spirals-75902.html

 

The Construction Enquirer 27th June 2013

HS2 railway costs soar 30% to £43bn

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2013/06/27/hs2-costs-soar-30-to-43bn/

 

The Guardian 26th June 2013

Cost of HS2 up £10bn to £42.6bn, transport secretary tells MPs

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/26/hs2-costs-escalate-mps-told

 

The Financial Times 26th June 2013

Cost of HS2 undercuts spending review

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/7dda688a-de83-11e2-b990-00144feab7de,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F7dda688a-de83-11e2-b990-00144feab7de.html&_i_referer=#axzz2XRCP34N3

 

The Home of Conservatism 26th June 2013

Cheryl Gillan MP: Here are just some of the 80-plus ways in which HS2's £33 billion could better be spent

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2013/06/from-cherylgillanmp.html

 

Yorkshire Evening Post 25th June 2013

Dozens of MPs sign anti-HS2 motion

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/dozens-of-mps-sign-anti-hs2-motion-1-5797135

 

Shropshire Star 21st June 2013

Historic aqueduct to be lit up as part of anniversary celebrations

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/06/21/historic-aqueduct-to-be-lit-up-as-part-of-anniversary-celebrations/

 

Northwhich Guardian 21st June 2013

ANTI HS2 campaigners attract hundreds at Cheshire County Show

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/10498924.HS2_campaigners_attract_hundreds_at_Cheshire_County_Show/

 

BBC News North East Wales 20th June 2013

Cefn Mawr's Holly Bush Inn museum plan……..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-22974902

 

Wrexham.com 20th June 2013

Music Spectacular Set to Light Up Aqueduct

http://www.wrexham.com/news/music-spectacular-set-light-aqueduct-33204.html

 

WCBC 19th June 2013

Music Spectacular Set to Light Up the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct! Wrexham’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct will be lit-up as part of a spectacular evening of music and entertainment on Friday 12th July.

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/council/news/ponty_lights13.htm

 

The Information Daily.com 18th June 2013

Government must consider better-value HS2 rail transport alternatives

http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2013/06/18/government-must-consider-better-value-hs2-rail-transport-alternatives

 

Liverpool Daily Post 18th June 2013

£33bn for HS2 project should be spent elsewhere, says think tank
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2013/06/18/33bn-for-hs2-project-should-be-spent-elsewhere-says-think-tank-99623-33489864/

 

The Express & Star 17th June 2013

Dozens of MPs to vote against HS2 in Commons vote

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport-news/2013/06/17/dozens-of-mps-to-vote-against-hs2-in-commons-vote/

 

Rochdale News 16th June 2013

"Urgent action needs to be taken to put British rail services back on the right track," said UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall. “Our existing rail network is crying out for investment but our blinkered Government is more focused on railroading through the vanity project HS2 which has a business case based on figures over 10 years old.” 

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/80871/put-train-services-on-track

 

The Telegraph 15th June 2013

High Speed Rail incites Commons revolt, at least 40 MPs are planning to rebel against the Government’s controversial HS2 rail project when it faces its first vote in Parliament.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10122528/High-Speed-Rail-incites-Commons-revolt.html

 

BBC News Shropshire 12th June 2013

Commons motion over Shrewsbury to London rail services bid

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-22871188

 

Carmarthen Journal 12th June 2013

Wales missing out on £1.9bn with H2S Welsh Bypass!!!!!!

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Wales-missing-pound-1-9bn/story-19258822-detail/story.html#axzz2Ws8BWT7M

 

BBC News Shropshire 11th June 2013

Shrewsbury to London train services bid rejected. A bid to run twice daily train services from Shropshire to London via Birmingham has been turned down and they are still planning on ploughing billions into HS2?????? What nut cases are running this country?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-22860158

 

Wrexham.com 6th June 2013

Wrexham Roadworks Update For The Week Ahead. Gas Works Hill. Off King Street, Acrefair Sewer Network Repairs ROAD CLOSURE From 03/06/2013 to 14/06/2013 Duration  Expected delay For further info: Ventura Developments – 01978 710330.

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-roadworks-update-for-the-week-ahead-4-32825.html

 

BBC News 5th June 2013

Wrexham beach scrapped through lack of funding as WCBC gets stuck in sand pit!

https://bay160.mail.live.com/mail/#!/mail/InboxLight.aspx?n=577961043&fid=1&mid=6f83ebb4-cf81-11e2-9050-001cc4eda7f4&fv=1!n=1839054982&fid=1&mid=570469fc-ce99-11e2-a1f1-002264c19764&fv=1

 

Wrexham Daily Post 3rd June 2013

Two Wrexham schools taken out of special measures. Inspectors for Estyn, the Wales school standard watchdog, said Ysgol Min-Y-Ddol in Cefn Mawr  and Ysgol Penrhyn, New Broughton, have made good progress since critical reports in 2011.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/two-wrexham-schools-taken-out-4044715

 

Spend Matters 21st May 2013

The National Audit Office has published one of the most critical reports I’ve seen in a long time, covering HS2….

http://spendmatters.co.uk/high-speed-rail-the-national-audit-office-lays-into-the-programme/

 

BBC News 21st May 2013

HS2 plan and Wakefield Council leader attacks scheme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-22613988

 

New Civil Engineer 21st May 2013

HS2 Chief Engineer rails against construction inefficiency

http://www.nce.co.uk/news/hs2-chief-engineer-rails-against-construction-inefficiency/8648312.article?blocktitle=Exclusive-news-from-NCE-magazine&contentID=204

 

Shropshire Star 21st May 2013

Taff the horse makes narrow boat trip special on Llangollen Canal

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/05/16/taff-the-horse-makes-narrowboat-trip-special-on-llangollen-canal/

 

Daventry Express 27th April 2013

Rail line campaigners accuse government of ‘conning the taxpayer’

http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/business/local-businesses/rail-line-campaigners-accuse-government-of-conning-the-taxpayer-1-5040786

 

Camden New Journal 19th April 2010

HS2 plans for Euston Station collapse in a costing shambles reminiscent of the Kings Cross overspend

http://kingscrossenvironment.com/2013/04/19/hs2-plans-for-euston-station-collapse-in-a-costing-shambles-reminiscent-of-the-kings-cross-overspend/

 

Ilkley Gazette 5th April 2013

Award-winning choir excited by Yeadon return

http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/10336764.Award_winning_choir_excited_by_Yeadon_return/

 

This is Staffordshire on Line 5th April 2013

High-speed rail link 'will devastate lives' says Nigel Farage

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/High-speed-rail-link-devastate-lives/story-18618872-detail/story.html#axzz2QV81sEHy

 

The Camden New Journal 4th April 2013

New 'cheapskate' HS2 Euston Station: years of disruption and now 30% over budget already?

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2013/apr/new-cheapskate-hs2-euston-station-years-disruption-what-benefits



North Wales Pioneer 30th March 2013

Llangollen Railway Plc. The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8SN

http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/businessdirectory/view.aspx?id=54359

 

Ilkley Gazette 23rd March 2013

Voices from the valley to sing in Yeadon

http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/news_local/10308104.Voices_from_the_valley_to_sing_in_Yeadon/

 

Canal & River Trust 18th March 2013

Montgomery and Llangollen Canal Volunteer Group

http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteering/opportunity/OPP0001036/montgomery-and-llangollen-canal-volunteer-group

 

Daily Post 14th March 2013

Campaigners to march on Cardiff over 'unaffordable homes'

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2013/03/14/campaigners-to-march-on-cardiff-over-unaffordable-homes-55578-32987331/



Towpath Talk 28th February 2013

Canal Group Buys Village’s Oldest Pub

http://www.towpathtalk.co.uk/search?k=Holly+Bush+Inn&x=-1094&y=-209



BBC News Shropshire 7th February 2013

Shropshire to London trains: New service planned, two new train services from Shropshire to London could be running by December.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-21365597

Shropshire Star 5th February 2013

North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson has said he is ‘encouraged’ by the progress being made in the battle to restore a direct rail link from Shropshire to London.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport-news/2013/01/12/owen-paterson-reveals-progress-over-shropshire-direct-rail-link/

 

Venetian Marina January 31st 2013

The Llangollen Canal crosses the border between England and Wales. Due to its breath taking countryside and unique engineering the area has many visitors, attracting around 200,000 tourists a year.

http://www.venetianmarina.co.uk/narrowboat-blog/2013/01/Llangollen-Canal-Cheshire/

 

Border Counties Advertiser 22nd January 2013

Fourteen-year-old Zac Williams is part of the Maelor Boxing Club in Cefn Mawr, where he has been training since taking up the sport nine months ago.

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/sport/119175/young-st-martins-boxer-proving-to-be-a-knockout.aspx