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Costs of HS2 “out of control”, Lord Berkeley says in report

Deputy chairman of the government commissioned HS2 review panel, Lord Berkeley, has published an independent “dissenting report” saying there is “overwhelming evidence” that the costs of the project have spiralled “out of control”.

Government review: HS2 should go ahead

A draft copy of a government review into the viability of HS2 has stated that despite the rising costs, the proposed railway should be built.

HS2 to be delayed by five years, says transport minister

Grant Shapps, the minister for transport, has disclosed that the first phase for the HS2 high-speed railway, could be delayed by up to five years.

Transport secretary announces HS2 review

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said that an independent review into the high-speed rail link HS2 will be launched, with a decision to be made on the future of the project by the end of the year.

“Colossal” benefits to northern high-speed rail route, says prime minister

New prime minister Boris Johnson has said that a high-speed trans-pennine rail route between Leeds and Manchester will be delivered during a speech at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

Lord Berkeley: Ministers have “misled Parliament” over HS2 cost

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord Berkeley has accused MPs of misleading Parliament over the cost of HS2.

Businesses push for HS2 completion

Business leaders have written an open letter calling for the completion of the HS2 railway.

British house prices show north-south divide

House prices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have increased by up to 3 per cent in the last year, while London has seen a 1.9 per cent decrease in house prices.

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