HS2

HS2 urged to rehouse London council block residents over disruption

November 28, 2020

HS2 Ltd has been urged to fund the rehousing of 175 council households in London enduring “unbearable” conditions due to construction works on their doorstep. The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, and the leader of Camden council, Georgia Gould, have said that many homes could be uninhabitable when large-scale works to build the high-speed railway begin […]

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Boris Johnson says HS2 will be ‘crucial for country’ as construction begins

September 4, 2020

The Prime Minister heralded HS2 as an ‘incredible project’ that will create ‘tens of thousands’ of jobs, as he marked the start of the controversial railway line’s construction. Boris Johnson acknowledged more people are working from home due to coronavirus but insisted the scheme linking London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds will be ‘crucial for our […]

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HS2 protesters spray fake blood on DfT entrance and glue themselves to doors

September 4, 2020

Extinction Rebellion and other anti-HS2 protesters sprayed fake blood over the entrance of the Department for Transport as construction on the controversial high-speed rail line officially began. Demonstrators glued themselves to the door of the DfT’s London headquarters and chanted ‘HS2 is ecocide’ and ‘HS2 has blood on their hands’ as police tried to remove […]

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New injunction bars protesters from HS2 site in west London

September 4, 2020

HS2 has been granted a new injunction barring environmental protesters from land in west London where work on the high-speed rail link is being carried out. The high court ruling in HS2’s favour came as the company announced the formal start of the project. Preparation work has been taking place since 2017. The injunction on […]

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