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HS2 is a controversial high speed rail project linking London and Birmingham.The proposed route travels through boroughs of Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing.

Campaigners ramp-up calls for people to petition for HS2 mitigation

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People will have less than a month to ask parliament for relief from HS2 after the Hybrid Bill’s second reading

MP Nick Hurd says revised HS2 compensation proposals are 'better news' but there is still a long way to go

The Pinner, Ruislip and Northwood MP says he will continue to argue for a tunnel extension beyond Ickenham

HS2 revised property compensation packages announced

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Another blow for people living above HS2 tunnel but homeowners living beyond West Ruislip portal will get revised compensation packages

HS2 will block homes and schools and bring traffic to a standstill in Ruislip

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Campaigner warns 'just because we have the tunnel under Ruislip does not mean it won’t cause massive disruption'

MPs call for slower trains and say HS2 puts countryside at risk

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A Parliamentary committee found plans to minimise environmental damage do not go far enough

Concerns raised over competition which asks architects to design ‘aesthetically pleasing’ overhead lines for HS2

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Ten options have been shortlisted in a competition to design the overhead power lines on the HS2 track - but can you do better?

Ray Winstone wants to see HS2 scrapped so money can be spent elsewhere

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The actor said the billions of pounds that will be spent on HS2 should go to hospitals and schools instead

Boris Johnson: HS2 Heathrow spur would be a 'ludicrous waste of money'

Mayor of London told anti-HS2 campaigner Lottie Jones the spur 'should be scrapped'

East Acton residents want their voices heard over Old Oak Common regeneration

It comes as Boris Johnson instructs a Mayoral Development Corporation to manage the project around the proposed HS2 and Crossrail hub

MP: Old Oak Common regeneration must include affordable housing

Andy Slaughter shares his concerns as Boris Johnson reveals an independent body will manage the project

HS2: Everything you need to know

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This is the getwestlondon fact sheet on High Speed 2: including facts, figures and how it will affect people in west London

Fact sheet: redevelopment of Old Oak Common

This is the getwestlondon fact sheet on Old Oak Common: including facts, figures, local benefits and concerns

MPs urge Higgins to decide now on HS2 Heathrow spur

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All three Hillingdon MPs have written to the new chairman of HS2 urging him to end the uncertainty over the Heathrow Airport spur.

HS2 chairman David Higgins launches report urging building work on the project to speed-up

In his HS2 Plus report, David Higgins says northern section should be completed earlier and link between HS2 and HS1 "should be reconsidered"

Patrick McLoughlin admits HS2 Hybrid Bill will not be passed before next general election

The Transport Secretary said passing the bill through Parliament in the next 12 months is "ambitious"

Nick Hurd makes his views on HS2 clear in response to Hybrid Bill

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MP accused of 'sitting on the fence' comes out with a dissection of the HS2 impact on his constituency

Budget with £18m of cuts passed by Brent

Councillors at Brent Council voted to approve the budget with council tax frozen for the fifth year

UKIP to contest May elections in Harrow

The party’s local branch used an event last week as an opportunity to lay out what it can offer the borough.

The View From The Balcony

A sideways look at life in Hillingdon from the beating heart of historic Windsor Street

London Assembly member Murad Qureshi highlighted figures showing the unsolved crime rate in Hounslow has risen to 77 per cent

HS2 environmental sums don't add up says London Assembly

The health and pollution impact of the HS2 high speed rail line through the Capital have been 'underestimated' according to London Assembly members

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Nick Hurd responds to criticism over his HS2 remarks in Ruislip newsletter

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Nick Hurd MP has reacted forcefully to a letter published in today's Uxbridge Gazette.

Residents association want a fair deal from HS2

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People from Wells House Road in Acton are pulling together to get what they feel they deserve in light of disruption when HS2 construction begins

Councillor Steve Curran, Hounslow Council's cabinet member for regeneration, addresses a business conference at Hounslow Civic Centre on Monday, February 10

HS2 and Crossrail link 'key to reviving Brentford's Golden Mile'

A rail link connecting Hounslow with the Crossrail and HS2 routes is key to bringing the glory days back to Brentford's Golden Mile business district, it was claimed this week.

Old lady spotted 'walking on water' through Harefield floods

Dynamo the magician may have some competition after a person was spotted seemingly walking across a flowing river in Harefield

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Fears of flooding risk of HS2 compound next to Harefield lakes

Campaigner questions wisdom of building a marshalling yard on land intended to take overspill

Residents, politicians and community groups gather to discuss environment

Members from the Harrow Friends of the Earth, Stanmore Society, and Pinner Association quizzed a panel on the future of Harrow.

UKIP reveals its candidates for May local elections

Branch chairman Cliff Dixon will tell rally tonight that anything is possible

A map showing the proposed rail link between Hounslow and Old Oak Common

New rail route could link Hounslow with central London and the north

Hounslow Council to petition for a rail link between Hounslow and the proposed Crossrail and HS2 hub at Old Oak Common, providing speedy connections to central London and north England

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Government blocks 'damning' report on HS2

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Campaigners outraged as 'warts and all' document is withheld after government claims 'it is not in the public interest'

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