News 2015

 

 

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

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/11786750.POLL__Have_your_say_on_HS2/

 

 

 

Leader Live 22nd December 2015

‘Final push’ under way for Cefn Mawr's new health centre

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/156416/-final-push-under-way-for-cefn-mawr-s-new-health-centre.aspx

 

Wrexham.com 22nd December 2015

1600+ Residents Support New Health Centre Campaign

http://www.wrexham.com/news/1600-residents-support-new-health-centre-campaign-105059.html

 

The Times 18th December 2015

Dozens of HS2 bosses paid more than prime minister

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4644184.ece

 

The Telegraph 17th December 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12057035/Quangocrats-on-over-150000-a-year-surge-by-a-third-in-less-than-three-years.html

 

The Independent 17th December 2015

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

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/andy-mcsmiths-diary-a-good-day-to-bury-inflated-hs2-executives-salaries-a6777606.html

 

The Independent 6th December 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/hs2-alternative-high-speed-rail-network-could-be-20bn-cheaper-and-pay-for-itself-a6761946.html

 

Daily Mail 5th December 2015

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3346954/Scots-extra-5bn-HS2-English-taxpayers-forced-pay-compensation-journey-times-London-half-hour-shorter.html

 

Crew and Natwich Guardian 4th December 2015

Anti HS2 campaigner brands high speed rail a 'vanity project'

http://www.creweguardian.co.uk/news/14123857.Anti_HS2_campaigner_brands_high_speed_rail_a__vanity_project_/

 

Wrexham.com 1st December 2015

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

http://www.wrexham.com/news/300-residents-have-their-say-on-future-of-wrexham-town-centre-104095.html

 

The Telegraph 26th November

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/autumn-statement/12017366/Autumn-Statement-2015-Cost-of-HS2-rises-to-more-than-55bn.html

 

Leader Live 25th November 2015

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

http://m.leaderlive.co.uk/mobile/mnews/155282/society-pays-tribute-to-wrexham-s-best-buildings.aspx

 

Get Bucks 25th November 2015

Council leaders urge government to protect rail line from HS2

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/incoming/council-leaders-urge-government-protect-10499565

 

Construction Enquirer 25th November 2015

HS2 wages soar as 46 staff earn more than Cameron

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2015/11/25/hs2-wages-soar-as-46-staff-earn-more-than-cameron/

 

UKIP 25th November 2015

All aboard the HS2 gravy train…

http://www.ukip.org/all_aboard_the_hs2_gravy_train

 

Rail Technology 24th November 2015

More than £10m spent already on HS2 legal fees

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/rail-news/more-than-10m-spent-already-on-hs2-legal-fees

 

Eastern Daily Press 24th November 2015

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

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/opinion_leave_the_european_union_and_scrap_hs2_to_balance_the_books_1_4321343

 

The Financial Times 24th November 2015

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

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/61f1430c-92ca-11e5-bd82-c1fb87bef7af.html#axzz3sZfTvEyH

 

The Telegraph 20th November 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/hs2/11830477/Revealed-HS2-abysmal-value-for-money-at-10-times-the-cost-of-European-countries.html

 

Wales On Line 20th November 2015

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

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/plaid-accuses-labour-conservatives-gross-10465595

 

The Guardian 17th November 2015

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

 http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/17/hs2-the-human-cost-of-britains-most-expensive-rail-project

 

Daily Mail 17th November 2015

All aboard the High Speed 2 gravy train: Thousands spent on 'talking shops' for panel of design experts as architect is paid £3,500 every month to chair meetings
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3319013/Fury-thousands-spent-HS2-talking-shops.html

 

Daily Post 16th November2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/world-heritage-sites-north-wales-10449656

 

Rail News 16th November 2015

Construction costs of HS2 are 'set to rise'

http://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2015/11/16-construction-costs-of-hs2-are.html

 

ITV News 15th November 2015

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

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-11-15/cost-of-hs2-to-rise-dramatically-to-30-billion/

 

The Independent 15th November 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/hs2-cost-of-london-to-birmingham-leg-of-proposed-new-railway-a-third-higher-than-previously-a6734746.html

 

The Leader 13th November 2015

Wooden creatures lead the way through park in Cefn Mawr

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/154845/wooden-creatures-lead-the-way-through-park-in-cefn-mawr.aspx

 

Daily Post 11th November 2015

Cefn Mawr health centre petition smashes 1,000 mark

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/cefn-mawr-health-centre-petition-10427080

 

BBC News 9th November 2015

Wrexham to Chester rail upgrade may be delayed until 2016

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-34767255

 

The Telegraph 9th November 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/hs2/11983225/Englands-Tree-of-the-Year-Cubbington-pear-to-be-cut-down-for-HS2.html

 

BBC 8th November 2015

HS2 route Cubbington pear is 2015 'Tree of the Year

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34749065

 

Daily Mail 8th November 2015

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3308649/Taxpayer-buys-2m-HS2-mansion-MP-just-s-getting-divorced-Tory-sold-eight-bed-Georgian-property-hardship-scheme-homes-blighted-high-speed-line.html

 

Get West London 3rd November 2015

HS2 access road to cut through Hillingdon nature reserve

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/hs2-access-road-cut-through-10379789

 

Alphr.com 3rd November 2015

The trains, planes and automobiles of 2030

http://www.alphr.com/the-future/1001886/the-trains-planes-and-automobiles-of-2030

 

Wrexham.com 2nd November 2015

Petition Calling For New Health Centre on Target for 1000 Signatures

http://www.wrexham.com/news/petition-calling-for-new-health-centre-on-target-for-1000-signatures-102509.html

 

Construction Enquirer 2nd November 2015

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

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2015/11/02/contractors-told-to-reveal-steel-sources-in-government-bids/

 

ITV News 31st October 2015

Welsh landscapes to benefit from multi-million pound investment

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-10-31/welsh-landscapes-to-benefit-from-multi-million-pound-investment/

 

The Daily Mail 31st October 2015

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3298539/HS2-ghost-homes-paid-Rail-firm-blows-225m-taxpayers-money-buy-300-houses-new-line-leaves-empty.html

 

Wales On Line 31st October 2015

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

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/three-historic-welsh-landscapes-set-10363162

 

Construction News 29th October 2015

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

http://www.cnplus.co.uk/news/sectors/infrastructure/business-leaders-call-on-government-for-greater-clarity-over-rail-plans/8691226.article

 

The Independent 21st October 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/hinkley-point-nuclear-power-plant-qa-how-big-a-stake-will-china-have-what-other-projects-will-a6703046.html

 

News North Wales 20th October 2015

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

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/153949/fruit-throwing-yobs-put-quince-trees-in-jeopardy-in-cefn-mawr.aspx

 

Mirror 20th October 2015

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

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/15000-workers-face-losing-jobs-6663477

 

The National 20th October 2015

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

http://www.thenational.scot/news/china-refuses-to-apologise-for-role-in-steel-job-losses.8962

 

Boating Business 19th October 2015

New Llangollen Canal Marina

http://www.boatingbusiness.com/news101/industry-news/new-llangollen-canal-marina2

 

Daily Post 15th October 2014

Cefn Mawr campaigners petition for new health centre

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/cefn-mawr-campaigners-petition-new-10258012

 

ECNS 15th October 2015

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

http://www.ecns.cn/business/2015/10-15/184358.shtml

 

Get West London 14th October 2015

Hillingdon Council hit out at HS2 response to Select Committee petitions

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/hillingdon-council-hit-out-hs2-10248378

 

In Cumbria 13th October 2013

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

http://www.in-cumbria.com/Rail-line-reopening-gets-boost-from-think-tank-97d39490-1125-49c2-a3d5-e0b90dd40237-ds

 

News North Wales 12th October 2015

One man and his horse embark on unusual trek from Froncysyllte

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/153661/one-man-and-his-horse-embark-on-unusual-trek-from-froncysyllte.aspx

 

Rail Technology Magazine 13th October 2015

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

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/amended-hs2-works-add-half-a-billion-pounds-to-the-projects-cost?dorewrite=false

 

Planning Resource 12th October 2015

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

http://www.planningresource.co.uk/article/1367955/use-hs2-money-reopen-axed-beeching-lines-says-think-tank

 

The Independent 10th October 2015

HS2 review delayed over fears team behind project might fail crucial tests

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hs2-review-delayed-over-fears-team-behind-project-might-fail-crucial-tests-a6689381.html

 

Wrexham.com 8th October 2015

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

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-am-hits-back-at-local-councillors-welsh-assembly-criticism-101327.html

 

Bucks Herald 8th October 2015

Corbyn stance on HS2 is ‘breath of fresh air

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/corbyn-stance-on-hs2-is-breath-of-fresh-air-1-7000578

 

Leamington Courier 8th October 2015

Burton Green Residents’ Association remaining defiant against HS2

http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/local-news/burton-green-residents-association-remaining-defiant-against-hs2-1-6999378

 

Leader Live 6th October 2015

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

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/153416/public-invited-to-have-a-say-on-future-of-wrexham-town-centre.aspx

 

Daily Post 5th October 2015

Plans for hundreds of houses in Llay thrown out by councillors

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plans-hundreds-houses-llay-thrown-10201791

 

Daily Post 5th October 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plans-give-wrexham-21st-century-10199287

 

Daily Post 1st October 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/beauty-horseshoe-falls-near-llangollen-10173607

 

BBC News 30th September

Upgrade work to start on Wrexham to Chester rail crossings

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-34398631

 

Building 28th September 2015

Shadow chancellor voices HS2 doubts

http://www.building.co.uk/news/shadow-chancellor-voices-hs2-doubts/5077811.article

 

Coventry Telegraph 28th September 2015

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

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/ancient-warwickshire-pear-tree-facing-10124355

 

Financial Times 26th September 2015

Ailing UK steel sector pleads for help

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8c97c3a0-6292-11e5-a28b-50226830d644.html#axzz3moE77LcM

 

NCE 26th September 2015

HS2 China links 'could damage UK industry'

http://www.nce.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-china-links-could-damage-uk-industry/8689518.article

 

Express and Star 26th September 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2015/09/25/george-osborne-to-build-bridges-in-shanghai-stock-exchange-visit/

 

The Star 24th September 2015

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

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaigns/chancellor-george-osborne-attacked-by-campaigners-against-hs2-railway-line-1-7479220

 

The Evening Standard 24th September 2015

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

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-chief-simon-kirby-750000-wage-is-right-because-i-m-best-for-job-a2954697.html

 

The Times 25th September 2015

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

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/transport/article4566058.ece

 

The Telegraph 24th September 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/hs2/11886991/George-Osborne-opens-bidding-for-11.8bn-HS2-contract-in-China.html

 

The Birmingham Post 21st September 2015

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

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/hs2-under-fire-heated-house-10086221

 

The Telegraph 20th September 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/hs2/11877210/HS2-planners-warn-trains-may-terminate-in-the-suburbs-as-Euston-redevelopment-is-pushed-back.html

 

North Wales News17th September 2015

Acrefair's Eagles pub shut down for weekend by police

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/eagles-acrefair-underage-closed-police-10077782

 

City Metric 17th September 2015

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

http://www.citymetric.com/transport/end-lancashire-yorkshire-railway-meant-end-northern-economic-independence-1408

 

BBC News 16th September 2015

HS2 Birmingham to London route criticised in House of Lords

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-34274987

 

BBC News 16th September 2015

Euston station HS2 plans 'should be scrapped'

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34264322

 

Telegraph 14th September 2015

HS2 will cut platforms at Euston by one third

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/hs2/11860650/HS2-will-cut-platforms-at-Euston-by-one-third.html

 

Financial Times 11th September 2015

Olympian-sized HS2 budget flexes muscles

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1047ff30-57a8-11e5-9846-de406ccb37f2.html#axzz3lQk3D8iW

 

BT 8th September 2015

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

https://home.bt.com/lifestyle/the-uks-best-waterways-holidays-and-why-we-love-a-trip-on-the-canals-11364000615781

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LBC 8th September 2015

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

http://www.lbc.co.uk/euston-hs2-overhaul-will-take-7-years-longer-than-planned-115903

 

Express & Star 5th September 2015

HS2 faces years of delays, say experts

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/09/05/hs2-faces-years-of-delays-say-experts/

 

Boating Business 1st September 2015

New Llangollen Canal marina

http://www.boatingbusiness.com/news101/industry-news/new-llangollen-canal-marina

 

BBC 1st September 2015

Building HS2 to cause 'years of misery'

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34118655

 

The Guardian 31st August 2015

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

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/31/hs2-huge-number-weekend-line-closures-campaigners

 

BBC 26th August 2015

Slough council petitions against HS2 plan to move Heathrow Express depot

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-34061069

 

Border Counties Advertiser 25th August 2015

Funding bid to open next phase of Montgomery Canal

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/151853/funding-bid-to-open-next-phase-of-montgomery-canal.aspx

 

Coln Brook Views 25th August 2015

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

http://www.colnbrook.info/road-rail-and-air-transport-noise-is-already-impacting-cardiovascular-health-says-slough-as-it-demands-hex-depot-rethink/

 

Slough Express 25th August 2015

Council launches petition against moving Heathrow Express train depot to Langley

http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/News/All-Areas/Langley/Council-launches-petition-against-moving-Heathrow-Express-train-depot-to-Langley-25082015.htm

 

Wrexham.com 21st August 2015

New Cafe Opens At Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.wrexham.com/news/new-cafe-opens-at-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-98802.html

 

Warrington Guardian 21st August 2015

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

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/13618029.Culcheth_community_group_backs_petition_handed_to_Parliament_over_proposed_HS2_spur/

 

Daily Post 17th August 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/piglets-stolen-acrefair-wrexham-police--9873300

 

Market Rasen Mail 12th August 2015

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

http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/business/business-news/mp-sir-edward-slams-local-train-service-as-hopeless-1-6897851

 

Burton Mail 9th August 2015

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

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/MP-gets-value-money-pound-30m-Burton-Leicester/story-27564948-detail/story.html

 

Express & Star 5th August 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/08/05/hs2-the-wrong-answer-for-the-west-midlands-says-green-leader-natalie-bennett/

 

Telegraph 4th August 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11783403/HS2-plans-could-be-derailed-if-Jeremy-Corbyn-wins-Labour-leadership.html

 

Leicester Mercury 4th August 2015

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

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/MP-backs-value-money-30-million-county-rail/story-27544264-detail/story.html

 

The Independent 2nd August 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hs2-significantly-more-ancient-woodland-at-risk-of-being-destroyed-by-rail-line-than-previously-thought-says-new-research-10433917.html

 

The Sunday Times 2nd August 2015

HS2 land deal to cost taxpayers an extra £4.4m

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1588436.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_08_01

 

Express & Star 1st August 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/08/01/hs2-route-changes-to-cost-extra-580m/

 

News North Wales 29th July 2015

Woodland animals caught on nature spy cameras in Cefn Mawr

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/150834/woodland-animals-caught-on-nature-spy-cameras-in-cefn-mawr.aspx

 

BBC 26th July 2015

Wrexham-Shropshire train plates sell for £15,000

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-33659523

 

City AM 27th July 2015

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

http://www.cityam.com/221006/ultimate-irony-railway-engineer-isambard-kingdom-brunels-body-could-be-dug-thanks-hs2

 

Bristol Post 26th July 2015

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

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Brunel-s-body-exhumed-make-way-new-railway-line/story-27487065-detail/story.html

 

Bath Chronicle 26th July 2015

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's body could be dug up to allow for HS2 railway line
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Isambard-Kingdom-Brunel-s-body-dug-allow-HS2/story-27487064-detail/story.html

 

The Express 26th July 2015

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

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/593825/HS2-given-permission-exhume-the-dead-build-new-train-line

 

Huffington Post 24th July 2013

Rail Cuts Surely Leave HS2 in Danger of Derailment

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/joe-rukin/hs2_b_7858672.html

 

Ham & High 23rd July 2013

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

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/fury_as_lord_adonis_of_camden_takes_950_a_day_hs2_job_to_destroy_borough_1_4164969

 

Lynn News 20th July 2015

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

http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/hs2-cash-should-be-spent-on-extending-existing-rail-network-1-6858755

 

The Express 18th July 2015

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

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/591985/Fracking-house-value-collapse-environment

 

The Express 7th May 2015

Fracking chemicals found in families' DRINKING WATER

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/575556/Fracking-chemicals-found-families-DRINKING-WATER?_ga=1.108140678.563593070.1435425524

 

Leamington Courier 16th July 2015

Ancient Woodlands marked out under HS2 threat

http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/local-news/ancient-woodlands-marked-out-under-hs2-threat-1-6853710

 

The Times 16th July 2015

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

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4499301.ece

 

Arts Technica 15th July 2015

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

http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/07/baroness-lane-fox-to-uk-government-scrap-hs2-invest-in-internet-access/

 

The Memo 15th July 2013

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

http://www.thememo.com/2015/07/15/martha-lane-fox-scrap-costly-hs2-and-build-a-more-connected-britain/

 

News North Wales 14th July 2015

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

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/150258/waterfall-of-sparks-light-up-popular-val-s-memory-in-pontcysyllte.aspx

 

Get Bucks 13th July 2015

Government admits HS2 will threaten more ancient woodlands than previous listed

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/government-admits-hs2-threaten-more-9644425

 

The Leader Live 13th July 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rocking as fireworks light up Underneath the Arches

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/150186/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-rocking-as-fireworks-light-up-underneath-the-arches.aspx

 

Wales On Line 13th July 2015

The perfect canalside house in Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/welsh-homes/homes-sale-perfect-canalside-house-9643046

 

Daily Post 11th July 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/property-insider-picture-perfect-canalside-9596661

 

Horticultural Week 10th July 2015

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

http://www.hortweek.com/ancient-woods-will-lost-hs2-natural-england-admits/arboriculture/article/1355634

 

MIX 96 9th July 2015

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

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1667469/government-reports-on-hs2-should-be-published-not-kept-private/ 

 

The Leader 9th July 2015

Dynamic duo deliver knockout fiesta message in Wrexham

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/150082/dynamic-duo-deliver-knockout-fiesta-message-in-wrexham.aspx

 

Get Bucks 8th July 2015

HS2 poll shows countrywide opposition to the project

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/hs2-poll-shows-countrywide-opposition-9620408

 

Get Bucks 8th July 2015

Ten years on since the Gerrards Cross Tesco tunnel collapse

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/ten-years-gerrards-cross-tesco-9610750

 

The Derby Telegraph 8th July 2015

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

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Anton-Rippon-pound-80-cheaper-travel-capital/story-26850973-detail/story.html

 

Get Bucks 8th July 2014

Magna Carta style document drawn up to protect Colne Valley

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/magna-carta-style-document-drawn-9611870

 

News North Wales 7th July 2015

Farewell salute as Cefn Mawr fireworks boss bows out with bang

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/149967/farewell-salute-as-cefn-mawr-fireworks-boss-bows-out-with-bang.aspx

 

Shropshire Star 6th July 2015

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

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/07/06/letter-forget-hs2-equality-on-railways-needed/ 

 

Examiner 3rd July 2015

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

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-mp-insists-rethink-hs2-9581095

 

Birmingham Mail 3rd July 2015

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

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-mp-liam-byrne-threatens-9573549

 

Lichfield Mercury 2nd July 2015

Successful delivery of HS2 "in doubt" says Government report
http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/Successful-delivery-HS2-doubt-says-Government/story-26815187-detail/story.html

 

 

LGC Plus 1st July 2015

Transport is heading to a very dark place with HS2

http://www.lgcplus.com/opinion/tony-travers/tony-travers-transport-is-heading-to-a-very-dark-place/5087311.article?blocktitle=Tony-Travers&contentID=16003

 

The Guardian 30th June 2015

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

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/30/hs2-why-its-time-to-pull-the-plug-on-the-fantasy

 

Nottingham Post 29th June 2015

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

http://www.nottinghampost.com/Richard-Baker-Midland-Mainline-decision-means/story-26793256-detail/story.html

 

The Guardian 28th June 2015

New fears arise that UK rail financial crisis will hit HS2

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/28/rairail-projects-financial-crisis-impact-hs2-high-speed

 

Wrexham .com 27th June 2015

MP and Penycae Residents Welcome New Bus Study

http://www.wrexham.com/news/mp-and-penycae-residents-welcome-new-bus-study-96215.html

 

Building.co.uk 26th June 20115

Transport officials warned HS2 was 'unaffordable' in 2012

http://www.building.co.uk/news/transport-officials-warned-hs2-was-unaffordable-in-2012/5076189.article

 

Construction News 26th June 2015

Government warned over 'unaffordable' HS2 in 2012

http://www.cnplus.co.uk/clients/hs2/government-warned-over-unaffordable-hs2-in-2012/8685385.article

 

The Guardian 26th June 2015

Suppressed HS2 report reveals serious cost concerns

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/26/damning-hs2-report-reveals-serious-cost-concerns

 

ITV 26th June 2015

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

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-06-25/councils-concern-over-impact-of-midland-mainline-delays/

 

Daily Mail 26th June 2013
After the Network Rail shambles HS2 can only be a dream, ALEX BRUMMER says
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3139642/ALEX-BRUMMER-shambles-HS2-no-dream.html

 

Leicester Mercury 25th June 2015

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

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Big-Question-government-scrap-HS2-favour-Midland/story-26767163-detail/story.html

 

City AM 25th June 2015

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

http://www.cityam.com/218813/taxpayers-alliance-claims-hs2-cannibalising-rest-transport-budget

 

Leicester Mercury 25th June 2015

Sidelining of £800m rail electrification for the Midland Line in favour of HS2 is labelled as catastrophic by Leicestershire councils
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Sidelining-800m-rail-electrification-labelled/story-26766790-detail/story.html

 

Daily Post 16th June 2015

Music and fireworks at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/music-fireworks-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-9462263

 

Daily Post 13th June 2015

Iconic North Wales landmarks celebrated in special stamps including Pontcysyllte Auqeduct

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/look-iconic-north-wales-landmarks-9443700

 

ITV 12th June 2015

Hundreds turn out to protest about HS2 high speed rail link

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-06-11/hundreds-turn-out-to-protest-about-hs2-high-speed-rail-link/ 

 

Glasgow South & EastWood Extra 11th June 2015

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

http://www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/scottish-headlines/no-more-cash-over-hs2-claims-1-3799279

 

New Civil Engineer 11th June 2015

"Concern" over HS2 canal bridges

http://www.nce.co.uk/concern-over-hs2-canal-bridges/8684484.article

 

Buck Herald 7th June 2015

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

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/letters-round-up-politics-of-hs2-are-far-from-certain-1-6783503

 

The Mirror 6th June 2015

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

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hs2-more-like-high-spend-5837290

 

Yorkshire Post 6th June 2015

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

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/letters/high-speed-rail-will-be-a-non-starter-on-our-small-island-1-7296517

 

Chronicle Live 5th June 2015

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

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/rail-revolution-north-east-new-9400615

 

Leamington Courier 4th June 2015

People are saying ‘no’ to HS2 ground surveys

http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/local-news/people-are-saying-no-to-hs2-ground-surveys-1-6778719

 

Daily Post 4th June 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-solar-farm-plan-power-9381284

 

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

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2353947/ANDREW-ALEXANDER-Nuts-The-HS2-scandal-truly-rails.html

 

The Telegraph 3rd June 2015

The lost delights of Britain's railways

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/journeysbyrail/11604561/The-lost-delights-of-Britains-railways.html

 

ECNS.CN 3rd June 2015

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

http://www.ecns.cn/business/2015/06-02/167679.shtml

 

Yibada.com 3rd June 2015

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

http://en.yibada.com/articles/36104/20150602/china-state-of-the-art-trains-u-k-high-speed-rails.htm

 

The Guardian 2nd June 2015

HS2 is not a useless railway, merely the stupidest

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/02/hs2-not-useless-railway-stupidest-cameron-tories-mistake

 

News North Wales 2nd June 2015

‘Shear’ delight for visitors to country park in Cefn Mawr

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/148633/-shear-delight-for-visitors-to-country-park-in-cefn-mawr.aspx

 

Wrexham.com 2nd June 2015

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

https://www.wrexham.com/news/range-of-questions-posed-by-scrutiny-over-councils-budget-94925.html


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

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/69ee6cf6-04a4-11e5-95ad-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3boDUAT1A

 

BBC 30th May 2015

Llangollen chain bridge reopens after 30 years

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-32902353

 

Express and Star 30th May 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/05/30/cost-of-hs2-dont-ask-us-say-bosses/ 

 

Leader Live 28th May 2015

Cefn Albion bidding for fifth trophy of magnificent season

http://m.leaderlive.co.uk/mobile/mnews/148522/cefn-albion-bidding-for-fifth-trophy-of-magnificent-season.aspx

 

Wales On Line 28th May 2015

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

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/former-aqueduct-magnates-home-plas-9349821

 

The Independent 28th May 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/waterways-holidays-in-britain-from-canoeing-in-scotland-to-narrowboating-in-the-pennines-10280617.html

 

Bucks Free Press 28th May 2015

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

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/12976821._Deliberate_misinformation__claim_over_HS2_costs/ 

 

Herald Scotland 27th May 2015

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

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/hs2-a-multi-billion-pound-bridge-too-far-for-the-rest-of-britain.127170030

 

Daily Record 26th May 2105

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

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/joan-mcalpine-super-fast-trains-wrong-5768084

 

Brent & Kilburn Times 26th May 2015

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

http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/environment/south_kilburn_residents_fight_plans_for_hs2_vent_shaft_next_to_primary_school_1_4086888

 

Carmarthen Journal 25th May 2015

An independent study by accountants KPMG noted that the South-Wales economy would lose tens of millions of pounds each year as a result of HS2 – £12.6million per year would be lost from Carmarthenshire.
http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/MP-Johnathan-Edwards-Welsh-taxpayers-foot-Englsih/story-26568497-detail/story.html

 

The Guardian 25th May 2015

Forget HS2 – for real renewal, rebuild our crumbling coastline

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/25/hs2-renewal-coastline-coastal-pathway

 

Financial Times 22nd May 2015

The great HS2 debate must consider connectivity, not just costs

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fccd9948-f801-11e4-8bd5-00144feab7de.html#axzz3avWRaqy1

 

The Shropshire Star 21st May 2015

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

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/05/21/aqueduct-glory-is-down-to-two-men/

 

Get Bucks 21st May 2015

Photographer shows graphic impact HS2 will have on Buckinghamshire countryside

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/photographer-shows-graphic-impact-hs2-9296723

 

News North Wales 21st May 2015

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

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/148139/cefn-mawr-company-boss-tribute-to-his-wife-and-best-friend.aspx

 

The Telegraph 21st May 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/11618739/Letters.html

 

Daily Echo 20th May 2015

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

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/12959032.Time_to_pull_the_plug_on_HS2_public_sector_vanity_scheme/ 

 

Conservative Home 19th May 2015

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

http://www.conservativehome.com/highlights/2015/05/train-travel-is-on-the-rise-but-where-is-it-going.html

 

The Telegraph 19th May 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11613956/A-One-Nation-boom-for-the-whole-of-Britain.html

 

Wakefield Express 18th May 2015

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

http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/events-to-honour-naturalist-charles-waterton-150-years-on-since-his-death-1-7263333

 

The Independent 17th May 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/a-budget-for-one-nation-10255630.html

 

Yorkshire Post 16th May 2015

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

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/politics-and-election-news/thousands-to-be-spent-on-hs2-lobbying-campaign-1-7263628

 

The Telegraph 16th May 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11608914/Jeremy-Paxman-HS2-is-a-grotesque-waste-of-taxpayers-money.html

 

Financial Times 15th May 2015

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

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b4ea9052-f989-11e4-ae65-00144feab7de.html#axzz3aGjAzjvC

 

The Guardian 14th May 2015

Ex-Goldman Sachs man talks sense on HS2

http://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2015/may/14/ex-goldman-sachs-man-talks-sense-on-hs2

 

ITV 12th May 2015

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

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-05-12/campaigners-vow-to-continue-fight-against-hs2/

 

BBC 12th May 2015

Five big questions that will soon need answering

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32693640

 

Get Bucks 11th May 2015

Cheryl Gillan vows to carry on protesting against HS2

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/cheryl-gillan-vows-carry-protesting-9234313

 

The Financial Times 8th May 2015

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

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fd846496-f4b1-11e4-8a42-00144feab7de.html#axzz3ZcXjeMQr

 

Daily Post 5th May 2015

Wrexham solar farm plan approved by council

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-solar-farm-plan-approved-9186294

 

BBC 30th April 2015

Ironbridge exhibition revisits 'Victorian HS2'

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-32401398

 

Daily Post 29th April 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/plans-wrexham-solar-farm-power-9146425

 

News North Wales 22nd April 2015

Frosty has pulling power for role on Llangollen canal towpath

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/147024/frosty-has-pulling-power-for-role-on-llangollen-canal-towpath.aspx

 

Denbighshire Free Press 20th April 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct gets a clean-up ready for summer

http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/146907/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-gets-a-clean-up-ready-for-summer.aspx

 

Shropshire Star 18th April 2015

Glyn rolls up sleeves to help canal revamp project

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/04/18/glyn-rolls-up-sleeves-to-help-canal-revamp-project/

 

Hereford Times 17th April 2015

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

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/12894678.Daisy_Blench__Green____Transport/

 

Hereford Times 16th April 2015

Nigel Ely (UKIP) - Transport

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/12894645.Nigel_Ely__UKIP____Transport/

 

Architects Journal 16th April 2015

UKIP would axe HS2 and reward brownfield site development

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/ukip-would-axe-hs2-and-reward-brownfield-site-development/8681334.article

 

Daily Post 15th April 2015

Wrexham to get 500 new jobs in home care service

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-500-new-jobs-home-9047197

 

New Civil Engineer April 15th 2015

UKIP would scrap HS2 and withdraw wind power subsidies

http://www.nce.co.uk/news/transport/ukip-would-scrap-hs2-and-withdraw-wind-power-subsidies/8681275.article

 

New Civil Engineer April 15th 2015

More than three in four people are against HS2

http://www.nce.co.uk/news/transport/more-than-three-in-four-people-are-against-hs2/8681264.article

 

Express & Star 11th April 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/04/11/hs2-bosses-to-spend-450m-on-specialists/

 

Birmingham Post 8th April 2015

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

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/business-news/farage-claims-business-backing-hs2-8998054

 

News North Wales 7th April 2015

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

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/146352/families-enjoy-fun-in-memory-of-froncysyllte-boy.aspx

 

The Bucks Free Press 4th April 2015

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

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/12869185.Legal_challenge_over_HS2_report_set_to_be_launched/

 

The Star 4th April 2015

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

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/business/business-news/anti-hs2-campaigners-say-tide-is-turning-against-high-speed-rail-plans-1-7191871

 

Lichfield Mercury 2nd April 2015

Stop HS2 campaigners unveil new banner to mark anniversary

http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/Stop-HS2-campaigners-unveil-new-banner-mark/story-26270089-detail/story.html

 

Country Times 2nd April 2015

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

http://www.countytimes.co.uk/sport/146225/robins-date-with-destiny.aspx

 

The Independent 2nd April 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/widespread-disruption-over-easter-boosts-the-case-for-investment-in-britains-rail-system-10153475.html

 

The Daily Post 1st April 2015

Wrexham could have thousands more trees planted in ambitious eco project

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-could-thousands-more-trees-8963431

 

BBC 1st April 2015

Election 2015 smaller parties: Independence from Europe

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-2015-32147401

 

The Leader 1st April 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct fun day is big hit despite bad weather

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/146150/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-fun-day-is-big-hit-despite-bad-weather.aspx

 

 

 

The Leader 1st April 2015

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

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/146106/huge-retail-care-and-homes-plan-gets-the-go-ahead.aspx

 

UKIP News 31st March 2015

Jill Seymour spells out UKIP's stance on HS2

http://www.ukip.org/jill_seymour_spells_out_ukip_s_stance_on_hs2

 

The Independent 31st March 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-rejects-tgv-extension-plans--which-could-be-bad-news-for-britains-proposed-hs2-highspeed-rail-network-10147555.html

 

The Oxford Mail 31st March 2015

With austerity, how can the HS2 cost be justified?

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/12705168.With_austerity__how_can_the_HS2_cost_be_justified_/

 

The Express and Star 31st March 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/03/31/hs2-landmark-ruling-could-reveal-failings/

 

Yorkshire Post 28th March 2015

Costly HS2 will benefit just a few

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/letters/march-28-costly-hs2-will-benefit-just-a-few-1-7180365

 

Camden New Journal 27th March 2015

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

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2015/mar/former-top-government-chief-sir-tim-lankester-brands-hs2-misuse-public-money

 

The National 27th March 2015

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

http://www.thenational.scot/business/costs-of-hs2-will-only-go-up-to-scotlands-detriment.1488

 

Relocate Magazine 26th March 2015

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

http://www.relocatemagazine.com/news/dsapsted-03-d3-2015-high-speed-rail-plan-fails-to-get-lords-blessing

 

BT.com 26th March 2015

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

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/motoring/motoring-news/new-body-vows-road-improvements-11363971173423

 

Stoke Sentinel 26th March 2015

'No convincing case' for HS2

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/convincing-case-HS2/story-26236641-detail/story.html

 

Chronicle Live 25th March 2015

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

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/improving-north-east-rail-links-8910650

 

The Times 25th March 2015

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

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4392461.ece

 

BBC 25th March 2015

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

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32041167

 

ITV 24th March 2015

Government criticised over HS2

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2015-03-24/government-criticised-over-hs2/

 

Financial Times 25th March 2015

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

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0d46a2d8-d21e-11e4-ae91-00144feab7de.html

 

Get Bucks 24th March 2015

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

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/business/gravy-train-twenty-six-hs2-8905973

 

The Independent 23rd March 2015

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/ukips-plan-to-save-25bn-leave-the-eu-and-slash-foreign-aid-spending-10128935.html

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 19th March 2015

Hope House Canal Walk raises £13,000

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/145559/hope-house-canal-walk-raises-13-000.aspx

 

News North Wales 18th March 2015

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

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/145510/thousands-of-new-homes-on-way-in-wrexham-.aspx

 

Sunday Express 15th March 2015

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

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/563887/Nigel-Farage-high-speed-rail-train-HS2-waste-cash-bad-environment

 

ITV 14th March 2015

UKIP Blackpool conference starts with pledge to scrap HS2

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2015-03-14/ukip-blackpool-conference-starts-with-pledge-to-scrap-hs2/

 

Bucks Herald 14th March 2015

Nigel Farage highlights HS2 and immigration on visit to Aylesbury constituency

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/nigel-farage-highlights-hs2-and-immigration-on-visit-to-aylesbury-constituency-1-6632474

 

Western Morning News 13th March 2015

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

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/UKIP-scrap-HS2-says-Farage-8211-highlighting-poor/story-26168763-detail/story.html

 

Daily Mail 13th March 2015

'Use HS2 cash to modernise rail'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2993428/Use-HS2-cash-modernise-rail.html

 

Mix 96 13th March 2015

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

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1553793/hs2-campaigners-breaking-the-law-by-speaking-out-until-election/

 

Warwick Courier 12th March 2015

Marching in opposition to HS2 to mark 5th anniversary

http://www.warwickcourier.co.uk/news/local-news/marching-for-hs2-to-mark-5th-anniversary-1-6624439

 

The Telegraph 11th March 2015

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11465590/How-to-sort-out-public-finances-axe-Government-departments-freeze-pensions-and-stop-HS2.html

 

Get West London 11th March 2015

Campaigners upbeat after HS2 link to Heathrow ruled out

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/campaigners-upbeat-after-hs2-link-8818361

 

Express & Star 11th March 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/business/uk-money/2015/03/11/poll-winners-must-slash-50bn/

 

Kenilworth Weekly News 11th March 2015

Falling short of our expectations

http://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/news/reader-letters/falling-short-of-our-expectations-1-6618787

 

Get Bucks 10th March 2015

Campaigners head to London for HS2 fight

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/campaigners-head-london-hs2-fight-8811483

 

Northwhich Guardian 10th March 2015

HS2 and Housewife Economics

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/11845095.Housewife_economics/

 

Independent 8th March 2015

Labour to curb soaring costs of HS2 rail link

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/labour-to-curb-soaring-costs-of-hs2-rail-link-10094665.html

 

Wales on Line 8th March 2015

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

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/plaid-cymru-calls-4bn-dividend-8797713

 

The Express & Star 8th March 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/03/08/rise-in-rail-workers-wages-could-push-up-cost-of-bill-by-3-billion/

 

The Star 4th March 2015

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

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/business/business-news/calls-for-a-united-voice-to-fight-hs2-plans-in-south-yorkshire-and-derbyshire-1-7136459

 

This Is Money 2nd March 2015

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

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2974356/Pay-rail-construction-workers-soars-staggering-74-three-years-demand-grows-skills.html

 

Border Counties Advertiser25th February 2015

Sponsored canal walk in aid of Hope House

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/144695/sponsored-canal-walk-in-aid-of-hope-house.aspx

 

Shropshire Star 25th February 2015

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

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/23/fears-that-hs2-could-lead-to-cuts-in-midlands-rail-services/

 

Express and Star 23rd February 2015

Direct train services could be cut to prioritise HS2, say campaigners

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport-news/2015/02/23/direct-train-services-could-be-cut-to-prioritise-hs2-say-campaigners/

 

Rail.co.uk 22nd February 2013

Track reaches end of the Borders line at Tweedbank

http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2015/borders-ewrl/

 

Get Bucks 18th February 2013

Campaigners gearing up for 'effective' anti-HS2 petitions

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/campaigners-gearing-up-effective-anti-hs2-8671515

 

Northwich Guardian 18th February 2015

HS2 petition hits target to trigger debate at full council

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/11799173.HS2_petition_hits_target_to_trigger_debate_at_full_council/

 

Shropshire Star 14th February 2015

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

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/14/virgin-bosses-pleased-with-passenger-figures-on-shropshire-to-london-rail-link/

 

Radio Times 13th February 2015

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

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-02-13/barging-round-britain-john-sergeant-on-the-secrets-of-our-waterways

 

Financial Times 13th February 2015

End of the line for HS2?

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/81ebb8c2-b2d8-11e4-b0d2-00144feab7de.html#axzz3RhnwVQat

 

Daily Post 13th February 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/solar-panels-8637809

 

Birmingham Mail 13th February 2015

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

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midland-railway-stations-see-slower-8638460

 

Derby Telegraph 12th February 2015

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

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Wake-voters-real-cost-HS2-ndash-reader-s-letter/story-26013843-detail/story.html

 

Advertiser & Review 8th February 2015

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

http://www.buckinghamtoday.co.uk/news/more-news/all-aboard-for-the-rail-revolution-1-6566647

 

The Derby Telegraph 8th February 2015

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

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/really-t-benefits-having-HS2/story-25989931-detail/story.html

 

Express and Star 7th February 2015

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

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/02/07/almost-1-billion-already-spent-on-hs2/

 

Shropshire Star 6th February 2015

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

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/06/watch-narrowboat-blazes-trail-with-first-trip-on-stretch-of-canal-in-60-years/

 

The Construction Index 5th February 2015

Digging the dirt on HS2

http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/digging-the-dirt-on-hs2

 

Northwich Guardian 4th February 2015

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

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/11768471.___50_billion__goes_up_in_flames_to_publicise_HS2_campaign/

 

London Loves Business 2nd February 2015

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

http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/business-news/london-transport/hs2-has-cost-us-1bn-so-far-and-it-hasnt-even-been-officially-approved-yet/9687.article

 

Politics & Policy 1st February 2015

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

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d4bdefea-a561-11e4-bf11-00144feab7de.html#axzz3QYvUXc6r

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 27th January 2015

Canal towpath action group formed

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/143491/canal-towpath-action-group-formed.aspx

 

Wrexham.com 26th January 2015

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

http://www.wrexham.com/news/controversial-plans-to-develop-111-houses-in-rhosrobin-set-to-be-granted-51908.html

 

Bournemouth Echo 24th January 2015

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

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11742775.Denbighshire__more_than_just_a_drive_through__it_s_beautiful__historic_and_full_of_adventure___/

 

E&T 23rd January 2015

Former attorney general calls for HS2 referendum

http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/jan/hs2-referendum.cfm

 

Wrexham.com 23rd January 2015

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

http://www.wrexham.com/news/demolition-of-13th-century-golden-groves-pub-in-rossett-proposed-51829.html

 

Buck Free Press 22nd January 2015

Debate on HS2 funding proposed by Christchurch MP Christopher Chope

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/11743847.Debate_on_HS2_funding_proposed/

 

Boating Business 21st January 2015

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

http://www.boatingbusiness.com/news101/industry-news/crt-appeal-for-volunteer-lock-keepers

 

News North Wales 21st January 2015

Canal side house plan could cause costly breach

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/143212/canalside-house-plan-could-cause-costly-breach.aspx

 

Boating Business 19th January 2015

New Pontcysyllte visitor centre?

http://www.boatingbusiness.com/news101/industry-news/new-pontcysyllte-visitor-centre

 

Wales on Line 16th January 2015

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

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-mps-cast-doubt-hs2-8456681

 

The Guardian 16th January 2015

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

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/16/high-speed-rail-hs2-magaret-hodge-public-accounts-committee-dft

 

Herald Scotland 16th January 2015

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

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/scottish-politics/hs2-risks-being-poor-value-for-taxpayers-money-mps-warn.116261448

 

Yorkshire Post 16th January 2015

High-speed rail cost warning

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/yp-comment/january-16-high-speed-rail-cost-warning-1-7053892

 

Financial Times 15th January 2015

MPs doubt high speed rail scheme will give value for money

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/99081b1a-9cab-11e4-971b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3Ox8A37Qd

 

BBC 15th January 2015

HS2 value for money questioned by MPs

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30838386

 

Manchester Evening News 15thJanuary 2015

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

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/mps-sceptical-over-value-money-8457196

 

 

New Electronics 13th January 2015

Interconnection opportunities in the rail sector abound as investment booms

http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-technology/interconnection-opportunities-in-the-rail-sector-abound-as-investment-booms/72433/

 

Yorkshire Post 11th January 2015

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

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/local-stories/coal-site-scheme-on-hold-as-prices-tumble-1-7044570

 

Bucks Herald 10th January 2015

HS2 campaigners look to general election

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/hs2-campaigners-look-to-general-election-1-6510683

 

Daily Post 7th January 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-set-15m-masterplan-8396530

 

Daily Post 7th January 2015

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/proposals-charge-toilets-coach-parking-8395552

 

Get Bucks 7th January 2015

Solicitor gives his view on fight against HS2 so far

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/solicitor-gives-view-fight-against-8398898

 

Get Bucks 6th January 2015

Protesters prepare ahead of HS2 committee visit to Buckinghamshire

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/protesters-prepare-ahead-hs2-committee-8392633

 

News North Wales 5th January 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct masterplan costs £1.5m

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/142638/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-masterplan-costs-1-5m.aspx

 

Get West London 5th January 2015

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

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/protesters-gearing-up-fight-against-8386714

 

Derby Telegraph 3rd January 2015

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

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Rail-travellers-indication-wanting-HS2-ndash/story-25796189-detail/story.html

 

News North Wales 2nd January 2015

It’s a red letter day for iconic Pontcysyllte aqueduct

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/142581/it-s-a-red-letter-day-for-iconic-pontcysyllte-aqueduct.aspx

 

City AM 1st January 2015

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

http://www.cityam.com/206306/business-predicts-2015-uk-wages-rise-eurozone-will-avoid-deflation-and-hs2-could-be-scrapped

 

Daily Post 1st January 2015

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct sees new community art project opened

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-sees-new-community-8206777