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Revised plans for HS2 Euston terminus would cost almost £5bn, says watchdog
NAO warns cost of station in London almost double initial budget and pause on work could push it higher

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

26, Mar, 2023 @11:01 PM

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A play set during the Troubles brings home the monstrosity of a few English politicians| Rowan Moore
The Windsor framework offers hope for Northern Ireland, yet some, such as Boris Johnson, played with peace and voted against it

Rowan Moore

25, Mar, 2023 @5:30 PM

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A ‘complete mess’: fury in north London over HS2’s ‘big hole in the ground’
The blighted communities have little to show for six years of disruption … except a mile-long hole in the ground

James Tapper

25, Mar, 2023 @2:10 PM

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HS2 arrives … just in time for the cockroach apocalypse: the Stephen Collins cartoon
Journey from hell …

Stephen Collins

24, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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From city centre to riverside idyll, the massacre of our sylvan treasures has to stop | Henry Porter
Arguments in favour of roads always win, but we have reached a point where the crisis in nature can’t be ignored

Henry Porter

19, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Gary Lineker’s BBC suspension like something from ‘Putin’s Russia’, says Labour – as it happened
Shadow culture secretary tells Commons the decision to take presenter off air was part of a ‘Tory cancel campaign’

Andrew Sparrow

14, Mar, 2023 @5:48 PM

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Internal government briefing admits HS2 delays will increase costs
DfT document appears to undermine ministers’ claims, saying jobs are likely to go and construction firms could be at risk

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

14, Mar, 2023 @1:02 PM

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Instead of killing HS2 bit by bit, ministers should just put it out of its misery | Simon Jenkins
The latest delays offer a golden opportunity to cry halt – and use railway money where it’s really needed, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

14, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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HS2 delay will discourage British investment, says infrastructure expert
Decision comes at time when US and mainland Europe are pushing forward with green tech spending

Jasper Jolly

10, Mar, 2023 @10:24 AM

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SNP leadership hopefuls take part in second televised debate – as it happened
Kate Forbes, Ash Regan and Humza Yousaf take part in debate hosted by Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Tom Ambrose (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

09, Mar, 2023 @8:55 PM

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HS2 to be delayed by two more years due to soaring costs
Birmingham to Crewe stretch put on hold and major roadbuilding schemes slowed in response to inflation surge

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

09, Mar, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Parts of HS2 to be delayed or cut as ministers prepare to reveal rising costs
At least £2bn extra needed for London-Birmingham section as inflation fuels yet more budget overruns on troubled rail project

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

09, Mar, 2023 @11:13 AM

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