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New hopes that HS2 will miss Culcheth

THE prospect of the HS2 high speed railway project slicing through Culcheth appears to be receding. A new announcement by HS2 Ltd – the company planning the project – indicates they have decided there is no business case for extending the line to Scotland. Full Story – Warrington Worldwide

The battle between Ed Balls and the northern councillors begins

HS2: Labour’s Ed Balls accused of ‘slap in face for Manchester’ over high-speed link Ed Balls has been accused of ‘slapping the north in the face’ – after suggesting the Manchester leg of HS2 might not go ahead. The shadow chancellor appeared to go off-message when he told a group …

Information Commissioner rules for release of HS2 reports

Information Commissioner rules for release of more HS2 reports, as Prince Charles ruling destroys Government veto. The Information Commissioner, Graham Smith, has again ruled that updated Major Project Authority reports about HS2 should be published. This follows his previous ruling that the Cabinet Office should release the MPA report on …

Trafford Council Supports Warburton Residents Around HS2

Trafford Council Leader and member of the Government’s HS2 Growth Task Force Councillor Matt Colledge reinforced his and the Council’s determination and commitment to continue lobbying on behalf of residents living in Warburton. Cllr Colledge said “I clearly recognise the huge economic benefits HS2 will bring to Greater Manchester and …

The Fight Goes On

People from all over Cheshire have reacted angrily after attending a Consultation Event promoting the HS2 high-speed railway that cuts through Warrington. Hundreds of people visited the Consultation Roadshow, mounted by HS2 Ltd at Culcheth Sports Club yesterday. But an exit poll carried out by members of local Actions Groups …

HS2 Train In Tunnel

Does Manchester Need HS2?

Evan Davis, from BBC Radio 4’s Today program, hears the case for and against a high speed rail line to Manchester. During the program Evan talks to Marion McNaughton, Chair of Warburton stop HS2. You can listen to the full program on the BBC’s website here.

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