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HS2 gets the go-ahead

Words: Laura Edgar

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the HS2 rail project the go-ahead despite concerns over out-of-control costs and the loss of ancient woodland.

Johnson held a cabinet meeting this morning before announcing the decision in a statement in the House of Commons.The decision has been made following the publication of the independently-led Oakervee Review (pdf) of HS2, which recommends that “on balance, ministers should proceed with the HS2 project”, subject to a number of “conclusions and a number of qualifications".In........
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