The Cefn & Cefn Mawr News 2016

Dear Reader, you will note that a lot of the articles in this news column are about the realities of what the HS2 rail program will cause or is causing. The PKC Group believe as many other groups do across the UK that a more efficient and better rail service would be acomplished by upgrading and reopening our existing regional railways. Our own line could aleviate consdierable trafffic from the West Coast Main Line for a fraction of the cost and make services that we can use, such as the former Wrexham & Shropshire commercially viable. Please also see our HS2 page.

 

Furthermore, the tax burden that our community will face for HS2 is the equivalent of what a Railway sation in Cefn Mawr would cost, that most of us would use. So this is an ideal example of what we say and why H2S is no good for most of the people of the UK.

 

News North Wales 30th December 2016

All aboard! Business booming for narrow boat taking day-trippers over iconic Pontcysyllte aqueduct

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/170814/all-aboard-business-booming-for-narrowboat-taking-day-trippers-over-iconic-pontcysyllte-aqueduct.aspx

 

Yorkshire Post 30th December 2016

Threat from high-speed rail link

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-threat-from-high-speed-rail-link-1-8310360

 

Wrexham.com 28th December

Repair Works to Temporarily Close Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Towpath to Public

https://www.wrexham.com/news/repair-works-to-temporarily-close-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-towpath-to-public-124716.html

 

Get Bucks 28th December 2016

Politicians slam latest HS2 report as peers recommend AGAINST large-scale changes for Bucks

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/politicians-slam-latest-hs2-report-12379306

 

Canal & River Trust 23rd December 2016

Llangollen Canal gets £100,000 winter makeover

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/news/llangollen-canal-gets-100000-winter-makeover

 

The Daily Mail 23rd December 2016

Trains are in crisis... but FORTY EIGHT rail fat cats earn more than the Prime Minister, including one on £685,000

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4060086/Trains-crisis-48-rail-fat-cats-earn-PM.html

 

Huffington Post 23rd December 2016

HS2 To Claim Central London’s Last Hedgehog Stronghold Thanks To House Of Lords Ruling

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tanya-perdikou/hs2-to-claim-central-lond_b_13779102.html

 

Northwhich Guardian 23rd December 2016

Mid Cheshire Against HS2 claims mandate for opposing high speed rail plans

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/14983882.Mid_Cheshire_Against_HS2_claims_mandate_for_opposing_high_speed_rail_plans/

 

Daily Mail 22nd December 2016

Number of quango bosses earning more than the PM has soared by 40 per cent in a YEAR with salaries reaching up to £750,000

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4051956/Number-quango-bosses-earning-PM-soared-40-cent-YEAR-salaries-reaching-750-000.html

 

Business Quarter 21st December 2016

John Duckers, the business commentator who West Midlands leaders love to hate, is scathing about the region’s efforts at transport improvements including HS2

http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2016/12/21/transports-still-hellish/

 

FG Insight 21st December 2016

‘Outrageous’ HS2 land grab rejected by peers, Farming groups have welcomed the news that an ‘outrageous land grab’ by High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd has been rejected by peers in the House of Lords

https://www.fginsight.com/news/outrageous-hs2-land-grab-rejected-by-peers-17604

 

Burton Mail 18th December 2016

Hundreds of concerned residents pack out meeting over HS2 route in North West Leicestershire
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/hundreds-of-concerned-residents-pack-out-meeting-over-hs2-route-in-north-west-leicestershire/story-29986876-detail/story.html

 

News North Wales 17th December 2016

Acrefair woman calls for extra help for homeless at Christmas

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/170294/acrefair-woman-calls-for-extra-help-for-homeless-at-christmas.aspx

 

Today’s Conveyancer 16th December 2016

Half of UK conveyancers rate HS2 consultation process as poor

http://www.todaysconveyancer.co.uk/partner-news/half-uk-conveyancers-rate-hs2-consultation-process-poor/

 

Woodland Trust 16th December 2016

The Woodland Trust submitted its HS2 evidence to the Lords Select Committee on Friday 18 November and a team of our staff presented it in person the following Wednesday

https://outlook.live.com/owa/?path=/mail/inbox/rp

 

News North Wales 16th December 2016

Elderly Wrexham couple lose beloved pets after 'horrendous' house fire

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/170277/elderly-wrexham-couple-lose-beloved-pets-after-horrendous-house-fire.aspx

 

ITV 13th December 2016

HS2 rail company 'trying to brainwash children' with education programme

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-12-13/hs2-rail-company-trying-to-brainwash-children-with-education-programme/

 

The Mail On Line 13th December 2016

All aboard! The first UK-built Intercity Express rolls off the production line - created by Hitachi, the makers of the bullet train - and will be in action on British railways from next summer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4018454/A-new-express-train-unveiled-Hitachi-factory.html

 

Rail Technology 7th December 2016

NEW East – West Rail route

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/new-east-west-rail-route-chair-revealed-along-with-smart-ticketing-plans

 

Shropshire Star 2nd December 2016

Fight against HS2 to continue as Jill Seymour keeps Ukip transport post

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2016/12/02/fight-against-hs2-to-continue-as-jill-seymour-keeps-ukip-transport-post/

 

Pontefract & Castleford Express 29th November 2016

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/politics/hs2-will-be-obsolete-by-the-time-it-is-built-1-8264642

 

The Standard 28th November 2016

Just like Heathrow expansion, HS2 is steaming ahead with the little matter of environmental protesters and who will foot the bill to sort out.

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/james-ashton-just-the-man-for-hs2-driving-seat-a3406751.html

 

The Guardian 23rd November 2016

Don't mistake autumn statement for infrastructure splurge

https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2016/nov/23/dont-mistake-autumn-statement-for-infrastructure-splurge

 

BBC 23rd November 2016

Autumn Statement: Extra £400m for Wales capital projects

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-38067058

 

Chronicle Live 20th November 2016

Council leaders call on government to prioritise Northern rail network in autumn statement

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/council-leaders-call-government-prioritise-12204295

 

Durham Magazine 19th November 2016

£7.5 Billion Train Building Contract Might Come to North East

http://durhammagazine.co.uk/north-east-news/7-5-billion-train-building-contract-might-come-north-east/01375/

 

Scunthorpe Telegraph 19th November 2016

British Steel could play massive role in HS2 contract
http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/british-steel-could-play-massive-role-in-hs2-contract/story-29915514-detail/story.html

 

This Is Money 17th November 2016

HS2 tracks WILL be made with British steel: Relief for 4,000 workers after boost from Transport Secretary

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3947326/HS2-tracks-British-steel-Relief-4-000-workers-boost-Transport-Secretary.html

 

The Guardian 17th November

Challenges to Heathrow runway and HS2 to be hit by law lifting cap on legal costs

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/17/challenges-to-heathrow-runway-and-hs2-to-be-hit-by-law-lifting-cap-on-legal-costs

 

Winsford Guardian 16th November 2016

Preferred route for HS2 slammed as 'disaster' by Mid Cheshire Against HS2

http://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/news/14906130.Preferred_route_for_HS2_slammed_as__disaster__by_Mid_Cheshire_Against_HS2/

 

Shropshire Star 16th November 2016

Shropshire MEP calls for entire HS2 project to be scrapped
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport-news/2016/11/16/shropshire-mep-calls-for-entire-hs2-project-to-be-scrapped/

 

Insider Media 15th November 2016

PREFERRED HS2 ROUTE CONFIRMED

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/preferred-hs2-route-confirmed

 

Daily Post 14th November 2014

See stunning Supermoon in the North Wales sky

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/see-stunning-supermoon-north-wales-12176165

 

UKIP News 14th November 2016

It’s not too late to call a halt to HS2

http://www.ukip.org/it_s_not_too_late_to_call_a_halt_to_hs2

 

ITV 10th November 2016

Controversy breaks out over HS2 ancient woodland destruction

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-11-10/controversy-breaks-out-over-hs2-ancient-woodland-destruction/

 

ITV 10th November 2016

High-Speed Rail: Is It Worth It?

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-11-10/high-speed-rail-is-it-worth-it-tonight/

 

The Guardian 10th November 2016

Move over, Manchester – Midlands motor Birmingham is setting the pace

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/10/move-over-manchester-midlands-motor-birmingham-uk-hotspot-business

 

The Telegraph 10th November 2016

HS2 rail link 'will destroy irreplaceable ancient woodland'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/10/hs2-rail-link-will-destroy-irreplaceable-ancient-woodland/

 

Belfast Telegraph 9th November 2016

New controversy breaks out over HS2 ancient woodland destruction

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/new-controversy-breaks-out-over-hs2-ancient-woodland-destruction-35202678.html

 

News north Wales 8th November 2016

Rhosymedre woman tends to grave of First World War serviceman for more than 20 years

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/168835/rhosymedre-woman-tends-to-grave-of-first-world-war-serviceman-for-more-than-20-years.aspx

 

Handy Shipping Guide 7th November 2016

Rail Freight Stakeholders Express Doubts Over Intermodal Future of HS2 and West Coast Services

http://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/rail-freight-stakeholders-express-doubts-over-intermodal-future-of-hs2-and-west-coast-services_7543

 

Herald Scotland 5th November 2016

Virgin Trains told to get West Coast services back on the right track

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14845516.Virgin_Trains_told_to_get_West_Coast_services_back_on_the_right_track/?ref=rss

 

Morning Star 5th November 2016

HS2 profits handed to train privateers

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-e768-HS2-profits-handed-to-train-privateers#.WB3FHfl97IU

 

The Guardian 4th November 2016

Virgin to get an extra year running west coast mainline

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/04/virgin-to-get-an-extra-year-running-west-coast-mainline

 

Wrexham.com 2nd November 2016

Free Talks to Explore The History and Future of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

https://www.wrexham.com/news/free-talks-to-explore-the-history-and-future-of-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-122048.html

 

BBC 2nd November 2016

HS2 South Yorkshire campaigners submit alternative report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-37850886

 

The Guardian 1st November 2016

For the price of HS2 we could refurbish swimming pools and build public gyms in every town. Or add cycle paths and pavements to all busy roads so ...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/01/theresa-may-hs2-hinkley-point-heathrow

 

Northwhich Guardian 1st November 2016

Anti-HS2 campaigners hit back at Weaver Vale MP's support for high speed link plans

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/14833824.Anti_HS2_campaigners_hit_back_at_Weaver_Vale_MP_s_support_for_high_speed_link_plans/

 

The Star 26th October 2016

The HS2 is without doubt a master stroke for those pen pushers who will make millions on the white elephant.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/what-about-the-white-one-1-8201820

 

Get Bucks 25th October 2016

HS2 Update: All the latest developments regarding the Colne Valley and beyond

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/hs2-update-latest-developments-regarding-12053788

 

Get West London 25th October 2016

Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre will not be relocated and could close for good if HS2 work starts

The much-loved activities centre will be forced to close down for good if the Government does not reverse a controversial decision

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/hillingdon-outdoor-activities-centre-not-12071746

 

Northwich Guardian 24th October 2016

HS2 alternative, IT HAS been said many times by proponents of HS2 that the existing network has not changed since Victorian Times and is therefore old fashioned and not fit for purpose.

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/14816415.HS2_alternative/

 

Derby Telegraph 15th October 2016

HS2 'would carve Long Eaton in half'

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/hs2-would-carve-long-eaton-in-half/story-29811071-detail/story.html

 

The Telegraph 15th October 2016

HS2 to spend nearly £1 million on psychologists to test construction crews for signs of stress

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/15/hs2-to-spend-nearly-1-million-on-psychologists-to-test-construct/

 

Bucks Herald 15th October 2016

The need for respect as HS2 edges closer

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/special-feature-the-need-for-respect-as-hs2-edges-closer-1-7629932

 

Warwick Courier 14th October 2016

HS2: new measures a “disgrace” say protestors

http://www.warwickcourier.co.uk/news/hs2-new-measures-a-disgrace-say-protestors-1-7629461

 

Rotherham Advertiser 14th October 2016

Hundreds march through Bramley in protest to HS2 plans

http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/104756/hundreds-march-through-bramley-in-protest-to-hs2-plans.aspx

 

Nottingham Post 14th October 2016

HS2 would carve Long Eaton in half, meeting hears

http://www.nottinghampost.com/hs2-would-carve-long-eaton-in-half-meeting-hears/story-29809103-detail/story.html

 

The Leamington Courier 14th October 2016

“Beyond hypocrisy”: HS2 campaigners in Kenilworth slam Transport Secretary

http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/beyond-hypocrisy-hs2-campaigners-in-kenilworth-slam-transport-secretary-1-7629474

 

Middlewich Guardian 13th October 2016

Train politics

http://www.middlewichguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/14800523.Train_politics/

 

Herald Scotland 13th October 2016

Further fall in Government funding for rail industry

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14800609.Further_fall_in_Government_funding_for_rail_industry/ 

The Star 9th October 2016

Hundreds march against revised HS2 plans for South Yorkshire

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/hundreds-march-against-revised-hs2-plans-for-south-yorkshire-1-8171589

 

BBC 8th October 2016

Protesters march against HS2 Bramley and Aston route plan

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-37596177

 

ITV 8th October 2016

Protest in Rotherham over HS2

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2016-10-08/protest-in-rotherham-over-hs2/

 

BBC 5th October 2016

Scrap HS2 to boost Welsh rail projects, UKIP says

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-37555965

 

Wrexham.com 4th October 2016

Wrexham’s Population Projected to Grow by 10% Over Next 25 Years

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexhams-population-projected-to-grow-10-over-the-next-25-years-120222.html

 

NW Evening Mail 3rd October 2016

Furness business leaders reveal their wish list for support from the government – but not HS2

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/home/Furness-business-leaders-reveal-their-wishlist-for-support-from-the-government-80f67e34-22ed-46b4-b22a-e3ebf7f5975e-ds

 

LBC News 3rd October 2016

An exclusive LBC poll suggests more than half of people living in Birmingham think HS2 is a bad use of public money. The city will be the first hub for ...

http://www.lbc.co.uk/hot-topics/hs2/hs2-waste-money-lbc-poll-yougov-birmingham/

 

Rochdale Online 30th September 2016

Small business believes Northern Powerhouse project under threat

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/1/business-news/105358/small-business-believe-northern-powerhouse-project-under-threat

 

Rail Technology 27th September 2016

MPs back campaign for £1bn rail improvements in North Wales and Cheshire

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/rail-news/mps-back-campaign-for-1bn-rail-improvements-in-north-wales-and-cheshire

 

Rail Technology Magazine 23rd September 2016

Despite enthusiasm, HS2 ‘has the weakest economic case of all projects’

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/despite-enthusiasm-hs2-has-the-weakest-economic-case-of-all-projects?dorewrite=false

 

South Yorkshire Times 22nd September 2016

‘HS2 failed to tell us our houses would be demolished’ - Mexborough residents’ heartbreak over route plans

http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/hs2-failed-to-tell-us-our-houses-would-be-demolished-mexborough-residents-heartbreak-over-route-plans-1-8140525

 

Leader Live 21st September 2016

Players observe minute’s silence for crash victim from Cefn Mawr

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/166915/players-observe-minute-s-silence-for-crash-victim-from-cefn-mawr.aspx

 

The Sun 18th September 2016

JOHN REDWOOD Hinkley Point, HS2, Heathrow expansion: Theresa May would be better off scrapping all three

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1803692/hinkley-point-hs2-heathrow-expansion-theresa-may-would-be-better-off-scrapping-all-three/

 

The Daily Mail 18th September 2016

Controversial HS2 rail project has already cost taxpayers more than £2BILLION (and still not a single inch of the track has been laid)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3795113/Controversial-HS2-rail-project-cost-taxpayers-2BILLION-not-single-inch-track-laid.html

 

The Telegraph 17th September 2016

Let's ditch Hinkley Point and HS2 to get more bang for our bucks

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/17/lets-ditch-hinkley-point-and-hs2-to-get-more-bang-for-our-bucks/

 

Church Times 16th September 2016

Vicar concerned at HS2 tree destruction

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/16-september/news/uk/vicar-concerned-at-hs2-tree-destruction

 

The Star 16th September 2016

Doncaster Council unanimously pass motion opposing HS2 route through borough

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/doncaster-council-unanimously-pass-motion-opposing-hs2-route-through-borough-1-8129525

 

The Guardian 15th September 2016

Think Hinkley is an expensive white elephant? Not compared with HS2…

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/nils-pratley-on-finance/2016/sep/15/think-hinkley-is-an-expensive-white-elephant-not-compared-with-hs2

 

Yorkshire Post 12th September 2016

Reality of HS2 will bring little benefit to North

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-reality-of-hs2-will-bring-little-benefit-to-north-1-8121230

 

Daily Mail 10th September 2016

Boss of HS2 quits to join Rolls-Royce as £50bn high-speed project is branded a 'sinking ship'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3783420/Boss-HS2-quits-join-Rolls-Royce-50bn-high-speed-project-branded-sinking-ship.html

 

The Guardian 10th September 2016

South Yorkshire HS2 decision based on incomplete data

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/10/south-yorkshire-hs2-decision-based-on-incomplete-data

 

Rail Technology Magazine 9th September 2016

Sell Network Rail and scrap HS2?

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/sell-network-rail-and-scrap-hs2

 

MIX 96 9th September 2016

Almost £12 Million Spent On Legal Fees For HS2

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2089668/almost-12-million-spent-on-legal-fees-for-hs2/

 

The Star 8th September 2016

The HS2 company do not know which houses to destroy.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/hs2-survey-results-1-8112889

 

IB Times 8th September 2016

HS2 rail project costs 'could hit £80bn and is Economically irresponsible' to pursue high-speed rail line, think tank says.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hs2-rail-project-costs-could-hit-80bn-1580253

 

The Times 8th September 2016

Zoo puts its urban hedgehogs before lorry park for HS2

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/zoo-puts-its-urban-hedgehogs-before-lorry-park-kc6np7zjp

 

Daily Mail 8th September 2016

Semi-privatise Network Rail and scrap HS2 to save railways, think tank argues

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3778899/Semi-privatise-Network-Rail-scrap-HS2-save-railways-think-tank-argues.html

 

The Star 31st August 2016

We are saying no to HS2

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-are-saying-no-to-hs2-1-8097034

 

The Daily Mail 31st August 2016

Dozens of civil servants and military top brass get top jobs in the private sector WITHOUT official vetting

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3766072/Dozens-civil-servants-military-brass-jobs-private-sector-WITHOUT-official-vetting.html

 

The Telegraph 29th August 2016

More than 700 civil servants, officials and 'quangocrats' earned more than £100,000 last year

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/29/more-than-700-civil-servants-officials-and-quangocrats-earned-mo/

 

The Telegraph 29th August 2016

Building a better Britain but not at any old price

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/29/building-a-better-britain-but-not-at-any-old-price/

 

Sky News 24th August 2016

Is There A Strong Case To Renationalise The Railways?

http://news.sky.com/story/is-there-a-strong-case-to-renationalise-the-railways-10550346

 

The Spectator 27th May 2016

HS2 is a triumph of male vanity. Theresa May should kill it

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/hs2-is-a-triumph-of-male-vanity-theresa-may-should-kill-it/

 

News North Wales 24th August 2016

Brothers who leapt in to save woman from Llangollen canal just 10 and 11

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/165842/brothers-who-leapt-in-to-save-woman-from-llangollen-canal-just-10-and-11.aspx

 

The Nantwich News 22nd August 2016

Ill woman treks 60 miles Nantwich-Llangollen for Dogs Trust

http://thenantwichnews.co.uk/2016/08/22/woman-completes-60-mile-nantwich-llangollen-trek-for-charity/

 

News North Wales 22nd August 2016

Woman pays tribute to strangers who helped her from Llangollen canal

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/165795/woman-pays-tribute-to-strangers-who-helped-her-from-llangollen-canal.aspx

 

Rotherham Advertiser 19th August 2016

Report questions viability of HS2 scheme

http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/104219/report-questions-viability-of-hs2-scheme.aspx

 

Wrexham.com 17th August 2016

Health Board to Explore Sites For New Surgery For Cefn Mawr

https://www.wrexham.com/news/health-board-to-explore-sites-for-new-surgery-for-cefn-mawr-117784.html

 

Yorkshire Post 16th August 2016

May must put brakes on £63bn HS2 disaster

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-may-must-put-brakes-on-63bn-hs2-disaster-1-8072382

 

The Star 15th August 2016

HS2 officials have admitted they do not know how many homes could be demolished on their revised high-speed rail line through South Yorkshire.

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/hs2-don-t-know-numbers-of-homes-facing-demolition-on-new-south-yorkshire-route-1-8066928

 

Get West London 15th August 2016

'It's vandalism': Fears over HS2 impact on Uxbridge nature reserve as Green leader Natalie Bennett visits

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/its-vandalism-fears-over-hs2-11741449

 

Rail Technology 12th August 2016

Majority rules: We must build HS3 first

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/majority-rules-we-must-build-hs3-first

 

Mix 96 1st August 2016

A man who's lost his retirement to fighting HS2 in Buckinghamshire says he's also lost faith in democracy.

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2053460/hs2-its-stolen-my-time--things-id-promised-myself-for-40-years/

 

The Spectator 29th July 2016

Osborne’s Hinkley vanity project deserves to be buried alongside his political career.Hinkley – along with Heathrow and HS2 – is one of three 'Hs' bequeathed by the Cameron-Osborne years and are hugely expensive infrastructure projects…….

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/osbornes-hinkley-vanity-project-deserves-buried-alongside-political-career/

 

The Daily Mail 29th July 2016

Costs of 'vanity' rail project HS2 could hit £90bn: Report urges Theresa May to ditch the scheme and spend money on Britain's existing lines

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3713696/Costs-vanity-rail-project-HS2-hit-90bn-Report-urges-Theresa-ditch-scheme-spend-money-Britain-s-existing-lines.html

 

BT.com 29th July 2016

The High Speed 2 rail project should be scrapped as it is likely to be delayed and over budget, according to a think-tank.

http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/high-speed-2-rail-project-should-be-scrapped-11364076168577

 

City AM 29th July 2016

HS2 should be abandoned, says The TaxPayers' Alliance

http://www.cityam.com/246402/hs2-should-abandoned-says-taxpayers-alliance

 

The Star 28th July 2016

New anti-HS2 groups to be created to battle revised route

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/new-anti-hs2-groups-to-be-created-to-battle-revised-route-1-8039989

 

BBC 28th July 2016

Skills gap question for Swansea Tidal Lagoon Project

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36907309

 

Wakefield Express 29th July 2016

LETTERS: Wakefield readers debate Hs2 and another village down the drain

http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letters-wakefield-readers-debate-hs2-1-8037366

 

BBC 25th July 2016

'Wartime bomb' disrupts Shrewsbury to Wrexham rail travel

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36881190

 

The Daily Mail 22nd July 2016

All aboard the gravy train: Bill for Britain's high speed rail link advisers is £180MILLION despite not a single piece of track being laid

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3704243/All-aboard-gravy-train-Bill-Britain-s-high-speed-rail-link-advisers-180MILLION-despite-not-single-piece-track-laid.html

 

The Ecologist 22nd July 2016

EDF to postpone Hinkley C start until 2019 or beyond

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2987932/edf_to_postpone_hinkley_c_start_until_2019_or_beyond.html

 

Architects Journal 22nd July 2016

Brexit could sink major public projects, warns NAO chief

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/-brexit-could-sink-major-public-projects-warns-nao-chief/10009010.article?blocktitle=News-features&contentID=13634

 

Leader Live 22nd July 2016

Music night in memory of soul fan Olwen in Acrefair

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/164612/music-night-in-memory-of-soul-fan-olwen-in-acrefair.aspx

 

Rail Technology 22nd July 2016

NAO head cautions against ‘unrealistic expectations’ for HS2 following Brexit

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/nao-head-cautions-against-unrealistic-expectations-for-hs2-following-brexit?dorewrite=false

 

The Guardian 21st July 2016

Brexit could force multibillion-pound projects to be scrapped, says NAO chief

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/21/brexit-could-force-multibillion-pound-projects-to-be-scrapped-says-nao-chief

 

Wrexham. Com 19th July 2016

‘Fabulous’ Underneath The Arches Attracts Huge Crowds & Praise

http://www.wrexham.com/news/fabulous-underneath-the-arches-attracts-huge-crowds-praise-116322.html

 

Leader Live 15th July 2016

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ready for Underneath the Arches musical celebration

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/164384/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-ready-for-underneath-the-arches-musical-celebration.aspx

 

The Leader 14th July 2016

£1bn Rail Upgrade could create 70,000 new jobs over 20 years

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/164291/-1bn-rail-upgrade-could-create-70-000-new-jobs-over-20-years.aspx

 

North Wales News 14th July 2016

Jobs fears and transport chaos in Wrexham and Flintshire as GHA coaches enters administration

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/164269/jobs-fears-and-transport-chaos-in-wrexham-and-flintshire-as-gha-coaches-enters-administration.aspx

 

Wales on Line 14th July 2016

£1bn rail electrification plan would boost North Wales economy and create 70,000 jobs

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/1bn-rail-electrification-plan-would-11612356

 

BBC 14th July 2016

Cash call to link north Wales and Cheshire with HS2 trains

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36786591

 

Burton Mail 13th July 2016

However, the National Audit Office said that the opening date for the first phase was 'at risk, despite good progress'. The spending watchdog also said that phase one was currently forecast to cost £27.4 billion, exceeding available funding by about £204 million.

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/campaigners-call-for-hs2-to-be-scrapped/story-29504088-detail/story.html

 

News North Wales 12th July 2016

Campaign launched to secure £1bn of rail improvements in North Wales and Cheshire

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/164206/campaign-launched-to-secure-1bn-of-rail-improvements-in-north-wales-and-cheshire.aspx

 

The Times 8th July 2016

HS2 and army reserve plan on list of projects at risk

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hs2-and-army-reserve-plan-on-list-of-projects-at-risk-w95ljpmtl

 

Cheshire Today 30th June 2016

Consultation on a new Chester Canal conservation area ... area and Poncysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site, if adopted.

http://www.cheshire-today.co.uk/41136/consultation-on-a-new-chester-canal-conservation-area/

 

The National 15th June 2016

Guarantee of Scots rail link sought to balance HS2 pressure

http://www.thenational.scot/news/guarantee-of-scots-rail-link-sought-to-balance-hs2-pressure.18811

 

The Standard 10th June 2016

Neil Caulfield: House of Commons clerk who handled HS2 complaints dies in plunge from balcony

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/neil-caulfield-house-of-commons-clerk-who-handled-hs2-complaints-dies-in-plunge-from-balcony-a3268346.html

 

The Guardian 7th June 2016

HS2: the zombie train that refuses to die, it is the most extravagant infrastructure project in British history – but nobody can say why we need it. How did HS2 ever get so far?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/07/hs2-the-zombie-train-that-refuses-to-die

 

Wrexham.com 6th June 2016

Stunning Lights Display to Illuminate Pontcysyllte Aqueduct This Summer

https://www.wrexham.com/news/stunning-lights-display-to-illuminate-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-this-summer-114323.html

 

The Star 6th June 2016

UK too small for 250mph

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/uk-too-small-for-250mph-1-7948572

 

The Guardian 5th June 2016

In the age of HS2, the past teaches us there are far better ways to run our railways

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/05/hs2-railways-reopened-lines-britain-rail

 

City AM 27th May 2016

With HS2 dubbed over-priced by experts, does Britain have a problem with big infrastructure projects?

http://www.cityam.com/242089/with-hs2-dubbed-over-priced-by-experts-does-britain-have-a-problem-with-big-infrastructure-projects

 

Church Times 27th May 2016

Church concerns raised over HS2 route exhumations

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/27-may/news/uk/church-concerns-raised-over-hs2-route-exhumations

 

Daily Mail 26th May 2016

HS2 line is 'a £55bn vanity project that won't boost the North': Review calls for project to be halted so cheaper alternatives can be considered 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3611864/HS2-line-55bn-vanity-project-won-t-boost-North-Review-calls-project-halted-cheaper-alternatives-considered.html

 

The Telegraph 26th May 2016

HS2, which will run between London and the North, is forecast to cost £105m per kilometre, compared to the £20m per kilometre that is being spent on a line between Tours and Bordeaux, a group of academics, led by Leeds University’s Professor Tony May, said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/26/hs2-will-cost-five-times-more-than-french-line/

 

Rail Technology Magazine 26th May 2016

Alternatives to HS2 should be reconsidered, a group of travel experts have warned in a report saying the high-speed rail line could be five times as expensive as an equivalent railway in France.

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/transport-experts-call-for-independent-review-of-hs2-options?dorewrite=false

 

The Guardian 26th May 2016

HS2 will cost more than five times the amount being spent on an equivalent high-speed rail line in France, a group of transport experts has claimed.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/26/hs2-cost-line-france-tours-bordeaux-report

 

BBC 26th May 2016

HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives, a group of transport experts has warned. The academics support high-speed rail overall, but say HS2 is five times more expensive than its French equivalent.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36376837

 

Express and Start 25th May 2016

HS2: National Trust fears controversial rail link being 'rushed'
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2016/05/24/hs2-national-trust-fears-controversial-rail-link-being-rushed/

 

Wrexham.com 23rd May 2016

Petition Opposing Green Barrier Housing Development Launched

https://www.wrexham.com/news/petition-opposing-green-barrier-housing-development-launched-113702.html

 

Builder & Engineer 20th May 2016

Analysis reveals £62.6bn growth in construction pipeline

http://www.builderandengineer.co.uk/news/analysis-reveals-%C2%A3626bn-growth-construction-pipeline

 

Rail Technology Magazine 17th May 2016

Campaigners ‘not convinced’ of benefits of increased open access

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/campaigners-not-convinced-of-benefits-of-increased-open-access?dorewrite=false

 

Coventry Telegraph 12th May 2016

Coventry's fast trains to London could be cut to improve journey times from Birmingham for HS2

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventrys-fast-trains-london-could-11325210

 

About My Area 12th May 2016

Andrea Leadsom MP, Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire, has been told by the legal team acting on behalf of the House of Lords HS2 Select Committee that she has no right to speak on behalf of her constituents.

http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Towcester/NN12/News/Local-News/299237-Local-MP-Dismayed-at-HS2-Ltd-Challenge

 

Camden Council 11th May 2016

A number of residents and organisations have received letters challenging the right for their petition against the HS2 Hybrid Bill to be heard in the House of Lords.

http://news.camden.gov.uk/hs2-challenges-against-house-of-lords-petitions/

 

The Times 9th May 2016

Rail travellers are facing major disruption at one of Britain’s busiest railway stations as work prepares to start on the country’s new high-speed line – even before the project is given the official go-ahead by parliament.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/disruption-looms-as-hs2-starts-station-work-early-rh02wrbml

 

The Times 8th May 2016

Britain’s £55bn high-speed rail project is in crisis as officials consider axeing stations, rail links and platforms amid fears costs will run out of control.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stations-and-links-at-risk-in-hs2-wreck-b65g0w90n

 

News North Wales 8th May 2016

PLANS for nearly 80 homes on a former factory site branded a “blot on the landscape” is set to go ahead

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/161776/nearly-80-new-homes-set-to-replace-wrexham-site-branded-blot-on-the-landscape.aspx

 

The Telegraph 7th May 2016

HS2 has been accused of “dictator-like arrogance” after demanding that more than 600 people and groups – including the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, and the Commons Speaker, John Bercow - be banned from objecting to the controversial high-speed rail scheme.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/07/dictatorial-hs2-to-bar-hundreds-of-victims-from-objecting/

 

Rail Technology 7th May 2016

HS2 efficiency amendment fails to gain backing of Lords

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/hs2-efficiency-amendment-fails-to-gain-backing-of-lords-?dorewrite=false

 

Rail Technology 6th May 2016

Instructions designed to bring down the costs of HS2 and increase transparency were rejected by the House of Lords yesterday, despite a number of peers expressing misgivings about the scheme.

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/hs2-efficiency-amendment-fails-to-gain-backing-of-lords-?dorewrite=false

 

Windsford Guardian 4th May 2016

MP reveals rising cost of HS2 amid concerns over route through Cheshire

http://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/news/14470807.MP_reveals_rising_cost_of_HS2_amid_concerns_over_route_through_Cheshire/

 

Express & Star 4th May 2016

The UK's top civil servant has been called in to review the controversial HS2 rail link amid fears that it cannot be completed within its £55 billion budget.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/05/04/hs2-top-civil-servant-told-to-cut-rail-link-costs/

 

The Guardian 3rd May 2016

SNCF has a track record with the first European high speed line in 1981, and now a network of over 2,000km, with a new line opening in 2017 to Bordeaux – same length as London to Manchester – costing 20% of HS2.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/03/hs2-should-be-run-by-the-french

 

Mail On Line 3rd May 2016

HS2 trains cancelled due to hedgehogs on the line: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN on how the £50bn rail project is at risk because of ELEVEN spikey protestors near Euston

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3570398/HS2-trains-cancelled-hedgehogs-line-RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-50bn-rail-project-risk-ELEVEN-spikey-protestors-near-Euston.html

 

Mail On Line 3rd May 2016

Heywood called in to cut £55bn bill for HS2: Cabinet Secretary told to slash costs of the controversial line over fears it cannot be completed within its budget

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3570320/Heywood-called-cut-55bn-bill-HS2-Cabinet-Secretary-told-slash-costs-controversial-line-fears-completed-budget.html

 

The Guardian 2nd May 2016

Top UK civil servant reviews HS2 project Sir Jeremy Heywood reportedly analysing high-speed rail line to trim costs and gauge whether £55bn project can keep within budget

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/02/top-uk-civil-servant-reviews-hs2-project

 

The Times 2nd May 2016

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle could spike HS2 depot proposal

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mrs-tiggy-winkle-could-spike-hs2-depot-proposal-8qgqgb70c

 

Telegraph 30th April 2016

HS2 chairman's £475k-a-year post advertised 'in error' by Government and HS2 has been forced to deny that its boss Sir David Higgins has resigned after it announced that it was seeking a new chairman in an official Cabinet Office newsletter.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/30/hs2-chairmans-475k-a-year-post-advertised-in-error-by-government/

 

Transport Extra 29th April 2016

Green groups ‘apply double standards to roads and HS2’

https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/48823/green-groups-apply-double-standards-to-roads-and-hs2-

 

Mix 96 29th April 2016

HS2 isn't just threatening homes, it's threatening charities in Buckinghamshire, too.

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1966415/charity-could-be-another-hs2-victim/

 

Camden New Journal 28th April 2016

Bree Louise named best pub in north London as it faces HS2 bulldozers

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/bree-louise-award

 

Wrexham.com 28th April 2016

In a report due to go before Wrexham’s Planning Committee on Tuesday 2nd May it has been recommended that proposals to develop 79 homes on the former Brother Industries site on Croesnewydd Road are approved.

https://www.wrexham.com/news/housing-development-on-former-factory-site-tipped-for-approval-112470.html

 

Planning Resource 22nd April 2016

Station redevelopments 'have galvanising effect on surrounding areas'

http://www.planningresource.co.uk/article/1392362/station-redevelopments-have-galvanising-effect-surrounding-areas

 

NFU 20th April 2016

The NFU petition to the House of Lords on the Phase 1, London to West Midlands, HS2 railway was deposited this week.

http://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/hs2-newsletter-petition-to-the-house-of-lords/

 

Winsford Guardian 15th April 2016

Children to line the River Weaver when Timothy West opens Winsford Marina

http://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/news/14429646.Children_to_line_the_River_Weaver_when_Timothy_West_opens_Winsford_Marina/

 

The Planner 14th April 2016

A master plan to improve and revitalise Wrexham town centre has been adopted by the local planning authority and will form a key element of the county borough council’s emerging local development plan.

http://www.theplanner.co.uk/news/master-plan-to-boost-wrexham-town-centre-approved

 

Rail Technology Magazine 14th April 2016

Short-term funding cycles and lack of continuity holding back rail innovation

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/short-term-funding-cycles-and-lack-of-continuity-holding-back-rail-innovation?dorewrite=false

 

Politics Home 14th April 2016

HS2 Bill: Stop loss of ancient woodland, says Trust, ahead of the Lords’ second reading of the HS2 Bill, the Woodland Trust makes its case for a series of amendments to save irreplaceable ancient woodland.

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/environment/interview/woodland-trust/73780/hs2-bill-stop-loss-ancient-woodland-says-trust

 

Mix 96 13th April 2016

People 'Shocked' By Height Of Wendover HS2 Barrier

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1948751/people-shocked-by-height-of-wendover-hs2-barrier/

 

BBC News 12th April 2016

Wrexham 'masterplan' to regenerate town

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36016927

 

Leader Live 7th April 2016

Protect Wrexham's identity in ‘masterplan’, say residents

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/160668/protect-wrexham-s-identity-in-masterplan-say-residents.aspx

 

MIX 96 2ND April 2016

Time Ticking To Tell House Of Lords Your Views On HS2

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1934873/time-ticking-to-tell-house-of-lords-your-views-on-hs2/

 

Wrexham.com 1st April 2016

Last Chance to Have Your Say on Wrexham’s Local Development Plan

http://www.wrexham.com/news/last-chance-to-have-your-say-on-wrexhams-local-development-plan-110910.html

 

The Guardian 1st April 2016
Here's what the steelworks mean to the people of Port Talbot

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/01/heres-what-the-steelworks-mean-to-the-people-of-port-talbot-tata-steel

 

The Sun 1st April 2016

HS2 bosses 'bleeding taxpayers dry' by splashing out on hi-tech gadgets BEFORE a rail is laid

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/7043471/HS2-bosses-bleeding-taxpayers-dry-by-splashing-out-on-hundreds-of-hi-tech-gadgets-BEFORE-a-rail-is-laid.html

 

Wrexham.com 31st March 2016

Wrexham to Benefit From £467k Investment to Fund Local Transport Schemes

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-to-benefit-from-467k-investment-to-fund-local-transport-schemes-110889.html

 

Wrexham.com 31st March 2016

LDP2 - New Village on Wrexham’s Outskirts Prompts Local Concerns

http://www.wrexham.com/news/new-village-on-wrexhams-outskirts-prompts-local-concerns-110891.html

 

Insight March 31st 2016

Government needs to wise up to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

http://workplaceinsight.net/government-needs-wise-world/

 

Leader Live 30th March 2016

Villagers in Wrexham voice fears over plans for new housing in LPD2

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/160324/villagers-in-wrexham-voice-fears-over-plans-for-new-housing.aspx

 

A Little Bit of Stone 24th March 2016

Stone MP votes against, but HS2 Bill gets green light

http://alittlebitofstone.com/2016/03/24/stone-mp-votes-against-but-hs2-bill-gets-green-light/

 

Express and Star 24th March 2016

COMMENT: Why we don't need HS2

http://www.expressandstar.com/comment-and-opinion/2016/03/24/comment-why-we-dont-need-hs2/

 

Get Bucks 22nd March 2016

HS2 Action Alliance appears before the United Nations

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/hs2-action-alliance-appears-before-11077719

 

Telegraph 19th March 2016

Second report warns HS2 route raises risk of train derailments

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/12199154/Second-report-warns-HS2-route-raises-risk-of-train-derailments.html

 

Leader Live 18th March 2016

POLITICIANS and developers were accused at a public meeting of tearing the heart out of Wrexham.

http://leaderlive.co.uk/news/159934/-heart-is-being-torn-out-of-wrexham-.aspx

 

Daily Post 18th March 2016

Campaigners unite in call to 'stop wrecking Wrexham'

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/campaigners-unite-call-stop-wrecking-11053289

 

Financial Times 18th March 2016

Red flags on UK infrastructure are going ignored, say MPs

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0b5b1ca4-ec41-11e5-bb79-2303682345c8.html#axzz43Dh1f0sU

 

Yorkshire Post 16th March 2016

YP Letters: George Osborne’s many Budget white elephants

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-george-osborne-s-many-budget-white-elephants-1-7800268

 

The Guardian 15th March 2016

Steve Bell on George Osborne's transport budget plans – cartoon

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/commentisfree/picture/2016/mar/15/steve-bell-on-osbornes-northern-powerhouse-transport-budget-cartoon

 

Wrexham.com 15th March 2016

“Stop Wrecking Wrexham” Public Meeting Tomorrow

https://www.wrexham.com/news/stop-wrecking-wrexham-public-meeting-tomorrow-109249.html

 

Wrexham.com 14th March 2016

‘Severe Delays’ For Rail Users Travelling Between Wrexham &Bidston

https://www.wrexham.com/news/severe-delays-for-rail-users-travelling-between-wrexham-bidston-109184.html

 

Wrexham.com 14th March 2016

Demolition of Former Wrexham Music & Theatre Space Begins

https://www.wrexham.com/news/demolition-begins-on-former-wrexham-music-theatre-space-109169.html

 

UKIP 14th March 2016

HS2 should be halted immediately to address serious safety fears

http://www.ukip.org/hs2_should_be_halted_immediately_to_address_serious_safety_fears

 

Daily Mail 13th March 2016

HS2 is 'at risk of derailing at 225mph according to rail project's own research and would be barely quicker than existing trains if it runs at safe speed'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3489973/HS2-risk-derailing-225mph-according-rail-project-s-research-barely-quicker-existing-trains-runs-safe-speed.html

 

Evening Standard 13th March 2016

HS2 trains 'could derail while travelling at top speeds'

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/hs2-trains-could-derail-while-travelling-at-top-speeds-a3202126.html

 

The Telegraph 12th March 2016

HS2 at risk of derailing at top speeds, report finds

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/hs2/12192286/HS2-at-risk-of-derailing-at-top-speeds-report-finds.html

 

Express and Star 12th March 2016

Michael Fabricant in final bid to derail HS2

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/03/12/michael-fabricant-in-final-bid-to-derail-hs2/

 

The Star 11th March 2016

Just forget the HS2

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/just-forget-the-hs2-1-7790359

 

Daily Post 10th March 2016

North Wales rail electrification could fail if passenger numbers don't increase

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-rail-electrification-could-11018937

 

The Herts Advertiser 10th March 2016

Paying the price for HS2

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/herts-life/columnists/paying_the_price_for_hs2_1_4451010

 

Mix96 News 10th March 2016

HS2 Action Alliance Take Case To UN

http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1912082/hs2-action-alliance-take-case-to-un/

 

Wrexham.com 9th March 2016

Anger at Brymbo ‘Green Sites’ Considered For Development in LDP

https://www.wrexham.com/news/anger-at-brymbo-green-sites-considered-for-development-in-ldp-108961.html

 

News North Wales 9th March 2016

Chirk earmarked for new homes developments

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/159491/chirk-earmarked-for-new-homes-developments.aspx

 

The Independent 6th March 2016

HS2 in danger of coming off the rails as problems multiply

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hs2-national-audit-office-and-cabinet-review-poor-scorn-on-railway-plans-a6914261.html

 

Daily Post 5th March 2016

Campaign to send 'forgotten' Wrexham village 'Back to the Future'

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/campaign-send-forgotten-wrexham-village-10991092

 

Wrexham.com 4th March 2016

Future Of Cefn Mawr Up For Debate During Weekend Public Meetings

https://www.wrexham.com/news/future-of-cefn-mawr-up-for-debate-during-weekend-public-meetings-108694.html

 

ITV 4th March 2016

The Year of Adventure: Canoeing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2016-03-04/the-year-of-adventure-canoeing-the-pontcysyllte-aqueduct/

 

City AM 1st February 2016

Forget HS2: Only radical education reform will rescue the Northern Powerhouse

http://www.cityam.com/235756/forget-hs2-only-radical-education-reform-will-rescue-the-northern-powerhouse

 

Bucks Free Press 1st February 2016

National Trust slams government’s refusal to bury HS2 under Chilterns beauty spot

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/14312395.National_Trust_slams_governments_refusal_to_bury_HS2_under_beauty_spot/

 

Daily Post 29th February 2016

Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir in St David's Day concert

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/music/froncysyllte-male-voice-choir-st-10962836

 

Derbyshire Times 29th February 2016

LETTER: HS2 would obliterate Chesterfield Canal

http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/your-say/letters/letter-hs2-would-obliterate-chesterfield-canal-1-7750800

 

Western Extra 26th February 2016

Fears over HS2 shaft by school playground

http://www.westendextra.com/fearsHS2shaft

 

News North Wales Related Story 13th November 2015

‘Reopen tramway to heritage site’ plan

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/154872/-reopen-tramway-to-heritage-site-plan.aspx

 

Derbyshire Times 25th February 2016

LETTER: HS2 is a monster that will destroy the countryside
http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/your-say/letters/letter-hs2-is-a-monster-that-will-destroy-the-countryside-1-7750776

 

The Independent 24th February 2016

The strange and colourful world of HS2 and its opponents

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-strange-and-colourful-world-of-hs2-and-its-opponents-a6893206.html

 

Daily Post 20th February 2016

Metro rail plan for North Wales revealed

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/incoming/metro-rail-plan-north-wales-10921700

 

Daily Post 19th February 2016

Welsh Government accused of 'bullying' Wrexham council to build on fields

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/welsh-government-accused-bullying-wrexham-10911936

 

Derbyshire Times 17th February 2016

CANAL PAYBACK: Rail plans wreck £3m dream

http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/canal-payback-rail-plans-wreck-3m-dream-1-7736086

 

Daily Post 17th February 2016

Should Wrexham's green fields be used to build new homes?

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/should-wrexhams-green-fields-used-10905972

 

Wrexham.com 16th February 2016
LDP Consultation Launches – Public Opinion Sought For Development of 10,000+ Houses

https://www.wrexham.com/news/ldp-consultation-launches-public-opinion-sought-for-development-of-10000-houses-107754.html

 

Daily Post Related Story 6th 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 Related Story 28th September 2015

Fury as bid to build 365 homes on Wrexham agricultural land wins backing of planning chiefs

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llay-365-homes-bid-wrexham-10144632

 

Daily Post Related Story 9th February 2015

North Wales villages' identity crisis over greenbelt building 'merger' fears

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/north-wales-villages-identity-crisis-8610988

 

Daily Post Related Story 10th December 2014

400 homes planned for 40 acre site in Wrexham

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/400-homes-planned-40-acre-8259658

 

Werxham.com 15th February 2016

Appeal to Help Trace the Owners of Horse & Pony Found in Penycae

https://www.wrexham.com/news/appeal-to-help-trace-the-owners-of-horse-pony-found-in-penycae-107811.html

 

Wrexham.com 10th February 2016

Consultation On Wrexham Development Plan – Including Locations Of 10,000+ New Houses

http://www.wrexham.com/news/consultation-on-wrexham-development-plan-including-locations-of-10000-new-houses-107534.html

 

Hartlepool Mail 3rd February 2016

Scrap HS2

http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/opinion/scrap-hs2-1-7712770

 

The Times 3rd February 2016

63 ancient woods face axe for HS2

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article4681013.ece

 

Environment Analyst.com 3rd February 2016

Consultancy studies reveal how slower HS2 trains would benefit environment

https://environment-analyst.com/44852/consultancy-studies-revealhow-slower-hs2-trains-would-benefit-environment

 

Get Bucks 3rd February 2016

Woodland Trust accuses HS2 of 'multiple errors' in justifying loss to 63 ancient woods

http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/woodland-trust-accuses-hs2-multiple-10828655

 

Kilburn Times 3rd February 2016

South Kilburn residents fighting vent shaft plans accuse HS2 chiefs of ‘inept communication’

http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/environment/south_kilburn_residents_fighting_vent_shaft_plans_accuse_hs2_chiefs_of_inept_communication_1_4403229

 

Wrexham.com 2nd February 2016

Petition for New Medical Centre Presented to Health Board

https://www.wrexham.com/news/petition-for-new-medical-centre-goes-to-health-board-107189.html

 

Little Hampton Gazette 2nd February 2016

HS2 rail route 'risks 63 ancient woodlands'

http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/hs2-rail-route-risks-63-ancient-woodlands-1-7193755

 

Leader Live 1st February 2016

FORMER pupils were among those protesting against the planned demolition of Wrexham’s Groves School building and no plans in the LDP2 yet by WCBC?

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/158007/protesters-show-their-colours-in-campaign-to-save-wrexham-school.aspx

 

Daily Mail 31st January 2016

Fury of the village braced for 1,000 HS2 lorries EVERY DAY: Residents fear seven-ton juggernauts used to build £50bn rail link will blight Oxfordshire community

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3424768/Fury-village-braced-1-000-HS2-lorries-DAY-Residents-fear-seven-ton-juggernauts-used-build-50bn-rail-link-blight-Oxfordshire-community.html

 

Alo. 31st January 2016

Anger in Oxfordshire as 500 HS2 lorries to be sent through village"We're supposed to be in a lovely little village, but it will be like living in an inner city once the work starts"

http://travel.aol.co.uk/2016/01/31/anger-oxfordshire-hs2-lorries-sent-village-wardington/

 

Chronicle Live 31st January 2016

Green Party leader targeting North East as she outlines blueprint for economic self-reliance

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/green-party-leader-targeting-north-10805417

 

The Herald 30th January 2016

Villagers of Wardington call for masses of heavy HS2 rail link construction lorries to find new route

http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/14240926.Campaigners_call_for_rail_link_construction_lorries_to_be_rerouted/

 

Colnbrook Views 30th January 2016

£6 million stitch-up will leave Westfield residents choking on HS2 bribe

http://www.colnbrook.info/six-million-pound-stitch-up-will-leave-westfield-residents-choking/

 

Brentwood Weekly News 30th January 2016

'Government must treat our railways as seriously as HS2'

http://www.brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk/news/14240436.display/

 

Wrexham.com 29th June 2016

24 Hour Trading at Cefn Mawr Tesco to End

https://www.wrexham.com/news/24-hour-trading-at-cefn-mawr-tesco-to-end-106850.html

 

The Star 15 January 2015

Regeneration not purpose of HS2 plan

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/regeneration-not-purpose-of-hs2-plan-1-7676920

 

Daily Post 13th January 2016

Flooding causes chaos in Wrexham as emergency responders tackle incidents

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/flooding-causes-chaos-wrexham-emergency-10728314

 

BBC News 9th January 2016

Ian Lucas: Extra direct Wrexham-London rail service hopes

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-35264641&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTc2Njc2MzkzODI3NjczNTMyMTUyHGMwZjVkMmY1NDRhZWFjN2U6Y28udWs6ZW46R0I&usg=AFQjCNGKtv51l880UjzYYj88d5YYE2ywvA

 

Canal & River Trust 7th January 2016

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct nominated for award

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/news/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-nominated-for-award

 

Shropshire Star 6th January 2016

Wales eighth in list of world tourist spots that have headed a top 10 list of countries to visit in 2016.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/2016/01/06/wales-eighth-in-list-of-world-tourist-spots/

 

Financial Times 6th January 2016

Remedial action needed to get government projects off the buffers

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/60617224-b3d5-11e5-8358-9a82b43f6b2f.html