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Petitions seek maximum benefits from HS2

Key public and private sector organisations have today (Friday May 16) formally submitted petitions to the HS2 Bill in a bid to win an even better deal for the West Midlands. Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Airport, the National Exhibition Centre, … Continue reading

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HS2 vote puts region in line for multi-billion pound boost

A multi-billion pound shot-in-the-arm for the West Midlands economy was a major step closer today after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the HS2 high speed rail project. Last night’s Commons vote on the High Speed Rail (London – West … Continue reading

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Speed up HS2, Sir David Higgins urges Df

Speed up HS2, Sir David Higgins urges DfT:

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Birmingham unveils huge HS2 redevelopment plan

Today, Birmingham City Council unveils the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan, which will see 141 hectares of the city centre transformed. The ambitious plans form one of the biggest urban regeneration schemes in Britain, and by far the biggest redevelopment so … Continue reading

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West Midlands business leaders welcome Supreme Court verdict on HS2

Business leaders in Greater Birmingham welcomed today’s announcement that the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected appeals against HS2 on environmental grounds. Tim Pile, President of Birmingham Chamber said: “HS2 has the potential to deliver transformational effect on the region. Research … Continue reading

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Essential we press on following Supreme Court’s rejection of HS2 challenges

Statement on Supreme Court verdict – January 22, 2014 Centro chief executive, Geoff Inskip, said the Supreme Court’s rejection of challenges against HS2 was excellent news for the West Midlands as high speed rail would deliver jobs and economic growth … Continue reading

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Why should opponents criticise a college to develop engineering skills?

The following piece is a guest post written by Alan Marshall and first published on the Railnews blog here. IT is truly astonishing the lengths that some HS2 opponents will go to find fault with the project — including, it now … Continue reading

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