HS2

HS2

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

 

HS2 denies claim project won't start on time

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Stop HS2 campaigners as well as the Construction Products Association have cast doubt on the timings of the controversial high speed rail project

HS2: Bird's eye view of route through west London

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See video of fly-though animation of the proposed route HS2 would take through west London, from the sky

Hillingdon residents 'devastated' at HS2 tunnel extension rejection

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Petitioners will continue their fight against HS2 but concerns grow for Hillingdon's Outdoor Activity Centre in Harefield

HS2 apology leaves residents and MPs with 'low trust'

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Ruislip petitioners believed the HS2 tunnel would be 30m below their houses but documents reveal it would be HALF that

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Boris Johnson visits outdoor centre set to be 'extinguished' by HS2

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MPs spoke to staff and visited a community hub outdoor activity centre used by 22,000 young people a year

MPs in bid to protect Hillingdon from 'disastrous impact' of air pollution

Hillingdon MPs debated issues with HS2 and a third runway at Heathrow Airport during a Westminster debate this week

HS2 works will blight Ruislip schools and roads for SIX months

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Hillingdon Council and anti-HS2 campaigners are gearing up to voice their petitions in front of the parliamentary select committee this month

Frustration after local issues ignored on Question Time in Uxbridge

The panelists discussed everything from Nigel Farage's leadership of UKIP to who should take Labour forward, but made no mention of HS2 or Heathrow Airport

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Boris Johnson slammed at pre-election debate in Uxbridge

Rivals criticised the London mayor and Conservative Party candidate at the constituency's second hustings, with Labour's candidate telling voters: "You're not looking for a dinner party guest"

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'There is no case for HS2': House of Lords report calls for review of scheme

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The House of Lords' Economic Affairs Select Committee found the government had not made a convincing case for HS2 and called for a review of the scheme

MP candidates for Uxbridge and South Ruislip make HS2 and Heathrow vows

Candidates from four of the five main political parties made promises at a public debate about how they would vote if elected to parliament

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Campaigners upbeat after HS2 link to Heathrow ruled out

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Transport minister Patrick McLoughlin has said the spur will not be built in phase one or two of the rail project, but activists warn nothing is "set in stone"

Call for Boris Johnson to provide homes 'fit for Londoners' in Old Oak

Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter said there is no guarantee any of the 24,000 new homes will be suitable for local people but the Mayor disagrees

Old Oak Common regeneration gets green light

Boris Johnson says it will provide 24,000 new homes, more than 55,000 jobs plus an HS2 station and Crossrail

In pictures: HS2 committee visits Hillingdon to assess the impact of the line

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The group of MPs scrutinizing the rail project came to Harefield, Ickenham and Ruislip to see for themselves what might be destroyed by HS2

Damning reports show extending HS2 tunnel would save money and reduce devastating impact on west London

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Studies commissioned by Hillingdon Council show extending the HS2 tunnel through the Colne Valley IS a viable option

Protesters gearing up for fight against HS2 when committee comes to Harefield

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The cross-party select committee of MPs tasked with scrutinising the high speed line is visiting areas in Harefield that will be most affected

Noah the baby alpaca at Hounslow Urban Farm

Review of the Year: January: Tributes to a TV star and McDonald's cleans up at the toilet Oscars

January saw west London deluged with biblical amounts of rain and there were concerns about pedestrian safety and tributes to Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.

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Boris Johnson: "My support for HS2 is conditional"

The Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip has told campaigners he is against HS2 unless conditions on a tunnel extension, Heathrow spur and HS1 link are met

Hillingdon council lose court of appeal challenge over HS2

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The council joined HS2 Action Alliance to bring a challenge against the government accusing it of unlawfully failing to carry out a strategic environmental assessment for HS2

Boris Johnson defends plans to axe rail ticket offices despite pledge not to

Transport union RMT said he would 'have to explain to the people of Uxbridge and Ruislip why they are in the front line of his cuts battering ram'.

MP Nick Hurd calls HS2 shambolic and says he will vote against it in Parliament

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The Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP joined campaigners to tell BBC London news about the impact of HS2 on Ickenham and Ruislip

HS2 campaigners back in court to appeal High Court dismissal of legal challenge against Government

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Hillingdon Council and HS2 Action Alliance suffered a blow at the High Court in August but are continuing their fight against HS2 safeguarding directions at the Court of Appeal

Council works with partners to improve east Acton life

Council Leader Julian Bell said they will be more strategic in tackling unemployment, crime and safety at a scrutiny meeting

HS2 nominated for community engagement award but Hillingdon community calls it 'laughable'

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HS2 has been nominated for community forums but Hillingdon campaigners argue they were less than engaging

Hillingdon and Ealing councils join alliance to demand fair HS2 compensation for London

The group of MPs and local authority leaders, which formed today, has written to the transport minister calling for a 'fair deal for London'.

Bm@il: My train pain makes me fear for how we'll mess up HS2

Having paid more than £50 for my ticket, I did not have to present it once. Not at any barrier or to any person. Anyone could have travelled on that train for nothing. I bet many do.

Search is on to fill new HS2 job - but is it too little too late?

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HS2 say the role will help people eligible for government compensation - but anti-HS2 campaigner says "only a tiny percentage are eligible, so relatively few people will be helped at all"

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