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The UK’s second city is divided by plans for a $140 billion high-speed railway

The UK’s second city is divided by plans for a $140 billion high-speed railway

HS2 wants to “heal the North-South divide.” Birmingham shows why that’s complicated.
Will HS2 affect property prices in the Midlands and north?

Will HS2 affect property prices in the Midlands and north?

I’m wondering if prices will become high like the south-east once the high-speed rail link opensQ I would like some advice. How much will HS2 affect property prices in the Midlands and the north? Will
Tory MP Challenges 'Extremely Questionable' Talks to Involve China in Rail Infrastructure

Tory MP Challenges 'Extremely Questionable' Talks to Involve China in Rail Infrastructure

LONDON (AP) - Allowing China's state-run rail construction company to build a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England would be an "extremely questionable" decision, a
State-owned Chinese rail firm could help build troubled HS2

State-owned Chinese rail firm could help build troubled HS2

'There's no point in taking back control from Brussels only to hand it over to Beijing.'
UK holds 'preliminary discussions' with China over building HS2

UK holds 'preliminary discussions' with China over building HS2

State-owned railway builder claims it can complete rail link faster and more cheaplyBritain is in talks with China over giving Beijing’s state-owned railway builder a role in constructing the troubled
Boris Johnson bets on HS2 to deliver new spine of UK transport

Boris Johnson bets on HS2 to deliver new spine of UK transport

PM brushes off Tory objections and says work on laying track could begin in AprilBoris Johnson has staked his political reputation on delivering a “new anatomy of British transport” that will boost
Tory opposition to HS2 fades as Boris Johnson backs project

Tory opposition to HS2 fades as Boris Johnson backs project

Opponents ‘very disappointed’ and pledge to continue scrutiny of high-speed rail projectFierce Conservative opposition to HS2 largely melted away as it got the go-ahead on Tuesday, although some
The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’: there’s no quick fix | Editorial

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’: there’s no quick fix | Editorial

The flaw at the heart of the prime minister’s policies is that Britain’s unequal economy is a product of Conservative thinking which remains fundamentally unchangedAfter an election governments tend
Oakervee report gives Boris Johnson cover for HS2 decision

Oakervee report gives Boris Johnson cover for HS2 decision

High-speed rail line should be built in full, report says, dashing hopes of opponentsAs Douglas Oakervee diplomatically puts it, in the opening of his much-anticipated inquiry into HS2, he was
HS2 to go ahead, Boris Johnson tells MPs

HS2 to go ahead, Boris Johnson tells MPs

Government backs high-speed rail line despite spiralling costs that could top £100bnAll the day’s politics news - liveBoris Johnson’s cabinet has given its approval for the whole of the HS2 high-speed
Government to give HS2 go-ahead despite fierce opposition

Government to give HS2 go-ahead despite fierce opposition

Boris Johnson to give high-speed rail line green light after weighing up ‘pros and cons’HS2 is expected to get the go-ahead on Tuesday as the chancellor said government had weighed up the “pros and
Boris Johnson avoids Tory revolt as he links HS2 go-ahead with boost for buses and local roads - live news

Boris Johnson avoids Tory revolt as he links HS2 go-ahead with boost for buses and local roads - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s statement to MPs confirming the government’s commitment to HS2Michel Barnier and Ursula von der Leyen’s
Johnson plans £5bn bus funding ahead of HS2 announcement

Johnson plans £5bn bus funding ahead of HS2 announcement

PM poised to approve controversial rail project as he unveils funding boost for depleted servicesBoris Johnson is poised to give the formal go-ahead to the HS2 project on Tuesday, with ministers
Boris Johnson to give HS2 green light despite Tory fears

Boris Johnson to give HS2 green light despite Tory fears

PM will promise range of other infrastructure projects to appease nothern votersBoris Johnson will give the final go-ahead to the first phase of the controversial HS2 high speed rail link early this
Capacity, cost and CO2 – the HS2 arguments roll on | Letters

Capacity, cost and CO2 – the HS2 arguments roll on | Letters

Readers share their views on the controversial high-speed rail lineCongratulations for your thorough analysis of the environmental impacts of High Speed 2 (Will HS2 help the climate – or will it make
Delingpole: We Won the Battle but Lost the War - Boris Unleashes Green Hell on Post-Brexit Britain

Delingpole: We Won the Battle but Lost the War - Boris Unleashes Green Hell on Post-Brexit Britain

To appreciate just how bad things are, imagine if you had been told that the price of Brexit was reordering of the economy on eco-socialistic grounds
HS2's northern critics: 'We don't need it but we'll be paying for it'

HS2's northern critics: 'We don't need it but we'll be paying for it'

In the north of England, the arguments over whether to push on with the HS2 project are as polarised as they are in Westminster. Amy Walker speaks to those opposed to HS2Northern Powerhouse Rail:
At £307m per mile of track, can the cost of HS2 be justified?

At £307m per mile of track, can the cost of HS2 be justified?

The HS2 high-speed rail project has turned into one of the most controversial and costly of the modern era. There are strong and passionately held views for and against – and a decision about its
Boris Johnson may have to greenlight HS2 but he can say no to Heathrow expansion | Larry Elliott

Boris Johnson may have to greenlight HS2 but he can say no to Heathrow expansion | Larry Elliott

PM could turn loss of face over opposition to HS2 into a victory that ticks all the boxesDelays. The threat of sudden cancellation. Expensive. The story of HS2 is that of the modern rail traveller
Boris Johnson hints at desire for HS2 to go ahead

Boris Johnson hints at desire for HS2 to go ahead

Prime minister tells 10-year-old interviewer ‘the only thing to do is keep digging’Boris Johnson may have given his strongest hint yet that he intends for HS2 to go ahead after telling a 10-year-old