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20/04/2014
Please sign this petition before the 2nd Reading of the HS2 Hybrid Bill.

Don't wait please sign this petition. [...]
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31/12/2013
A Happy and Healthy New Year in 2014 with we hope HS2 Cancelled at Last.

Thank you to all that support SNAG since 2010 and into 2014. [...]
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19/12/2013
HS2 and the diatribe of the daft

An Assassination of why HS2 is Needed by Beleben. [...]
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10/12/2013
Ministers are trying to use emergency powers to ban HS2 damning report.

Ministers are trying to use emergency powers to ban the publication of a damning report into the £50billion High Speed Rail project. [...]
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17/11/2013
NCC Debate on HS2 is the 28th of November 2013

Contact details for those wishing to speak are in News item. [...]
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17/11/2013
GREAT NEWS FOR SOUTH NORTHANTS & NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.

Northampton County Council are to debate HS2 and it's impact on Northamptonshire. [...]
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29/10/2013
HS2 will bring only debt and destruction.

The people of Yorkshire are not that keen on HS2 despite what the politicians may say. [...]
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29/10/2013
Maybe other areas should give Notice to their MP's?

Looks like Mr Liddington is losing the support of his Constituents? [...]
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29/10/2013
Maybe other areas should give Notice to their MP's?

Looks like Mr Liddington is losing the support of his Constituents? [...]
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29/10/2013
Government resorts to voodoo economics and fantasising in desperate bid to win public support for HS2

Can we believe what HS2 Ltd and the DfT say or do we investigate and show the real truth? [...]
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29/10/2013
HS2AA believe this Government funded report is a complete fabrication.

Can we believe anything that HS2 Ltd or the DfT say as being fact? [...]
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23/09/2013
Ed Balls gives strongest indication yet he’ll drop support for HS2

Come on Labour have the courage and foresight to say, "HS2 is cancelled if we get into power in 2015." [...]
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23/09/2013
Alternative investments to HS2

Virgin Rail’s figures show that rapid growth is now over. [...]
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21/09/2013
Italian government sends reinforcements to protect workers on high speed rail link after security threat.

Could it happen here? [...]
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21/09/2013
Dems say trains to run at loss for 223 years

No NOT here, but in Bangkok. [...]
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22/08/2013
The ability for you and I to Lobby the Government is being put under threat. Please read and follow the 38 Degrees document and tell this corrupt Government that we will be heard.

Do this one thing today to protect our ability to protest and change things. [...]
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21/08/2013
Internal Treasury concerns mount over HS2

Yet another estimate almost double the HS2 Ltd/DfT figures and not sure Treasury includes the Trains @ £7.5 BILLION at 2011 prices. [...]
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17/08/2013
Fantastic Press Coverage of HS2 cost today. Please sign the 38 Degrees petition below Thanks

Fantastic Press Coverage of HS2 cost today. Please sign the 38 Degrees petition below Thanks  [...]
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17/08/2013
High speed rail scheme cost to double to £80bn, economists warn

We could say we told you so a long time ago! [...]
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29/07/2013
HS2 abandoned in favour of rebuilding Birmingham 10 minutes closer to London

It's just as daft an idea as HS2...............................but it IS A JOKE................honest! [...]
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29/07/2013
Mega-projects Crossrail and HS2 facing cost hike on skills gap

Not only a Skills gap, but most workers on the line are likely to be from Eastern Europe, not the UK. [...]
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29/07/2013
Trainspotting Part HS2: Coalition grandstanding returns to haunt them

Pity poor old HS2. Friends of the nascent high-speed rail link joining London, Birmingham and Manchester are more and more difficult to find. [...]
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25/07/2013
High speed rail link 'at risk of derailment' because of 225mph trains

Raleigh Waves - we hear of them again !! [...]
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25/07/2013
HS2 battle will rumble on to Supreme Court

The Battle may not have been won but the War is not yet lost. [...]
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25/07/2013
Campaigners defiant amid HS2 ruling

The War has not yet been won to STOP HS2. [...]
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25/07/2013
Deadly High-Speed Train Crash in Spain.

A sober reminder that speed Kills. [...]
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19/07/2013
Beam me up, Mili! Ed's new guru says we don't need High Speed Rail because we can hold meetings as HOLOGRAMS

Labour are for turning in respect of HS2 [...]
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19/07/2013
Anti-HS2 sentiment on the rise

.....or put another way, it's on the way out! [...]
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19/07/2013
Anti-HS2 sentiment on the rise

.....or put another way, it's on the way out! [...]
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19/07/2013
High speed to nowhere for pointless and costly rail scheme

......"where money, power and personal gain are really the politician’s game. " [...]
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19/07/2013
Lord Parry Mitchell, adviser to Ed Miliband, tells House of Lords: No logic to HS2 rail link

Not before time. [...]
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19/07/2013
SNC Council ‘has little confidence’ in HS2 report

....Nor do those residents affected by it. [...]
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10/06/2013
Could HS2 Be Stopped In It's Tracks Today?? Bucks County Council Take It To Court Again.

Let's hope so. [...]
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10/06/2013
HS2 campaigners appeal against High Court decision to reject concerns

HS2 campaigners appeal against High Court decision to reject concerns [...]
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10/06/2013
HS2 faces another court battle as DfT accused of ‘bully boy’ tactics

Let's see how the DfT look after the appeal. [...]
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09/06/2013
Councils unite to battle Derby's claim for HS2

Now comes the fighting between Cities. ............a plague on all your houses. [...]
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09/06/2013
HS2 campaigners prepare for Court of Appeal appearance.

Fingers crossed. [...]
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09/06/2013
Dutch high-speed train dream runs off the rails

Lets hope HS2 hits the Buffers soon. [...]
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09/06/2013
Japan Tests New 311 MPH Maglev Train

This is more like the future? [...]
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08/06/2013
Hundreds line up for huge STOP HS2 rally

County Showground in Stafford on June 29 [...]
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02/06/2013
Coalition energy policy 'threatens to destroy environmental case for HS2'

Was there ever one??? [...]
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02/06/2013
Anti-HS2 group force govt back to court.

A group against the High Speed Rail 2 project (HS2) has raised the cash to lodge an appeal on the environmental judicial review. [...]
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02/06/2013
HS2 budget review is... to be reviewed.........................

Concerns multiply over the increasing costs of the high-speed London to Birmingham rail link [...]
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21/05/2013
Survey says HS2 will not deliver for small business

Even Birmingham Business is turning against HS2. [...]
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20/05/2013
Will Treasury admit high-speed rail link HS2 is a fiasco?

Social security is butchered, but there is no lobby to curb wild extravagance on the capital account. [...]
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20/05/2013
HS2 compensation row could lead to class action lawsuit

One way or another we will get FAIR compensation. [...]
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19/05/2013
True harm of HS2 'hidden by minister’

What they will not tell you! [...]
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18/05/2013
Forget High Speed 2: what Britain needs is high-speed broadband.

Will this Government ever listen to those that know? [...]
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18/05/2013
Cartoon on HS2.

You have to smile sometimes. [...]
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18/05/2013
EIA Factsheet.

EIA FACTSHEET. [...]
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18/05/2013
HS2 will slash train services in Black Country and Staffs, warns boss!

Is the world crumbling at the edges for DfT? [...]
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18/05/2013
We're still in the dark over high-speed rail

Why are we in the Dark? It is because HS2,DfT and the Government will not release all the information needed to make a rational decision on HS2. Is it because there is NO rational reason for HS2? [...]
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17/05/2013
Now we know HS2's a fiasco. But can George Osborne admit it?

Lets hope MP's open their eyes and their ears and kill off this waste of money before more of our money is wasted. [...]
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17/05/2013
Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-billion train set

Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-billion train set [...]
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17/05/2013
Quantifying the benefits of HS2

Quantifying the benefits of HS2 [...]
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17/05/2013
Spin to noise ratio

............or Noise to Spin Ratio? [...]
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17/05/2013
The truth is that we can’t afford a shiny new transport system like HS2

History is littered with failed projects that appealed to politicians in thrall to modernity [...]
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17/05/2013
The truth is that we can’t afford a shiny new transport system like HS2

History is littered with failed projects that appealed to politicians in thrall to modernity [...]
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15/05/2013
'Virtually no evidence' HS2 will boost growth, damning report finds from NOA.

TOLD YOU SO, comes to mind! [...]
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13/05/2013
HS2 will be 'good neighbour' says Peter Miller, HS2 Ltd’s head of environment

Is it more likely they will be the Neighbour from HELL! [...]
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13/05/2013
Anti-HS2 campaigners call for action from MPs

Are our MP's doing all they can to STOP HS2? [...]
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13/05/2013
HS2 compensation claims rejected

Compensation! What Compensation? [...]
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12/05/2013
Wind Turbines. Not HS2 I know, but in South Northants still a problem.

Please go to the site below and sign the petition to stop the spread of Wind Turbines in South Northants and the rest of INLAND Britain. [...]
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11/05/2013
Northerners will head down south for the FA Cup final - but we're not fans of the transport network

Northerners will head down south for the FA Cup final - but we're not fans of the transport network [...]
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11/05/2013
HS2 exposes flaws in democratic process.

.....or put another way, do we have a Democratic process???? [...]
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11/05/2013
Comment: HS2 is going ahead, but the battle for hearts and minds continues

Just give us the TRUE facts please and not Political Spin! It's our money you are spending and don't forget it. [...]
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11/05/2013
HS2 Project is already over budget

How much more of our money are the Government going to spend on this failed project without going through a democratic process? [...]
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11/05/2013
Eric Pickles's 'hollow' council promises percolate the Queen's speech

..........put another way, what I say and what I do are not one of the same! [...]
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10/05/2013
Navy carrier jets 'can't land in hot weather'

Does this mean that HS2 cannot operate in Cold or Windy Weather? Can we trust a Government that cannot get a simple thing like this right??? [...]
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10/05/2013
Part of the reply to the Queens Speech.

An Eloquent reply to the Queens Speech in respect of the Two Bills about HS2. [...]
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10/05/2013
Making the case for bad infrastructure

Making the case for bad infrastructure [...]
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09/05/2013
Government shrugs off Tory heartland concerns with Queen’s Speech HS2 Bills

The Government could not care less about the 300,000 plus households affected by HS2 Phase 1 and 2. [...]
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09/05/2013
Controversy over HS2 ‘blank cheque’ bill as government’s plans outlined in Queen’s Speech

The sooner the public wake up to the fact that they are being railroaded into a failed and discredited Project, the better, OR how to waste £45 BILLION pounds of the Tax Payers Money for the rich few. [...]
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09/05/2013
Vanity of HS2 project has nothing to do with job creation

Vanity of HS2 project has nothing to do with job creation  [...]
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09/05/2013
HS2 legislation outlined in Queen's Speech

How to Railroad through a failed Project! [...]
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09/05/2013
Hamlet gets just five minutes to appeal for survival from HS2 track

How this Government looks after its people. The Big Community, or is it THE BIG BROTHER? [...]
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09/05/2013
A third of big Whitehall projects late and over budget

Only a Third!!!!! [...]
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09/05/2013
What can UK learn from Spanish high speed rail?

It does not HEAL the North South Divide, NOR does it improve the business in Northern Cities or Towns. GREAT FOR LONDON THOUGH! [...]
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25/04/2013
Consultation extension over HS2 route

Consultation extension over HS2 route [...]
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25/04/2013
HS2 appeal process progresses

THe JR Story to date. [...]
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25/04/2013
Campaigners warn election candidates could pay the price for backing HS2

Campaigners warn election candidates could pay the price for backing HS2 [...]
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21/04/2013
High Speed 2 Nowhere by Jones The Planner

Worth a read so get started and find out why HS2 is a Line to Nowhere [...]
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16/04/2013
High-speed rail link 'will devastate lives' says Nigel Farage

UKIP's against HS2 as is the Green Party. [...]
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16/04/2013
News UK news HS2 High-speed rail opponents 'portrayed as posh nimbys' by peer's lobbying firm

Make a Complaint to your MP about Westbourn's Tactics today. [...]
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13/04/2013
HS2 villagers fight for compensation. Newsnight Video

Newsnight Compensation video. [...]
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20/03/2013
Republicans Want Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Spiked

Can they Spike HS2 as well..............PLEASE! [...]
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20/03/2013
New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public Project critics from Central Valley and Peninsula argue current high-speed-rail plan violates law

It's not only in the UK Politicians have allegedly lied to the public about High Speed Rail. [...]
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20/03/2013
This fewlish project

What a waste! [...]
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20/03/2013
Vacuous Centro capacity spin

The chances of passengers in Birmingham being in Paris in three hours are minimal. [...]
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20/03/2013
Traveling by train could become more expensive than flying in China? It already is in the UK

The China Railways Ministry data showed, that by the end of September, the authority had amassed a debt of 2.66 trillion yuan ($428 billion). [...]
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20/03/2013
Spinkansen interchange penalties.

In the case of HS2, additional interchange penalties come with the territory, [...]
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19/03/2013
Another game of Monopoly. Fujitsu abandons UK rural broadband market, leaving BT as the only player.

So it is not Broadband for the whole of the UK, but only for the bits that make money? STOP HS2 NOW and put some of that money into a FULL UK Broadband and let UK PLC make money Globally! [...]
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18/03/2013
Summary of HS2AA recommended Property Bond Scheme

This is what the Government should provide to keep the Property Market moving on Properties near the proposed HS2 Route. [...]
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17/03/2013
The ghost of Beeching still haunts rail

Will Classic Rail Suffer because of HS2? [...]
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15/03/2013
All HS2 judicial reviews by beleben

HS2 judicial reviews by beleben. [...]
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15/03/2013
MPs call to cut overcrowding on Northampton’s trains

MPs call to cut overcrowding on Northampton’s trains [...]
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14/03/2013
If do you do nothing else today do this PLEASE.

Lets get the message across that HS2 is a waste of OUR money. [...]
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14/03/2013
The need for a High Speed link between London and the North will be diminishing by the time the line is built.

This shows that HS2 is as known, too late and if it was to be built, should have been built in the 1960/70's. [...]
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14/03/2013
Spectrum auction and HS2 funding should go to broadband

What a good Idea Mr Cameron! [...]
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14/03/2013
Judicial Reviews Results.

Good and not so good news. [...]
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13/03/2013
HS2 cost to date stands at a quarter of a billion pounds

HS2 cost to date stands at a quarter of a billion pounds [...]
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13/03/2013
HS2 protesters gearing up for court decision

HS2 protesters gearing up for court decision [...]
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13/03/2013
Please sign the Petition and make our voice heard.

Please sign the Petitionand make our voice heard. [...]
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13/03/2013
Lawmakers question 'risky' $5.5B loan for high-speed Vegas train amid sequester cutbacks

Lawmakers question 'risky' $5.5B loan for high-speed Vegas train amid sequester cutbacks [...]
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13/03/2013
They have the same problems across the Atlantic in California as we do here in the UK.

They have the same problems across the Atlantic in California as we do here in the UK. [...]
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13/03/2013
Farmers urged to protect assets from HS2

Farmers urged to protect assets from HS2 [...]
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13/03/2013
North Warwickshire MP Dan Byles' HS2 depot claim rebuked by council leader

North Warwickshire MP Dan Byles' HS2 depot claim rebuked by council leader [...]
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22/02/2013
The Application and Effect of the Rayleigh Wave Speed Principle on High Speed Rail travel.

The Application and Effect of the Rayleigh Wave Speed Principle on High Speed Rail travel. [...]
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22/02/2013
Campaigner accuses HS2 chiefs of 'failing rural residents'

Campaigner accuses HS2 chiefs of 'failing rural residents' [...]
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22/02/2013
HS2 Ltd Land Grabbing and/or Profiteering?

HS2 Ltd Land Grabbing and/or Profiteering [...]
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13/02/2013
HS2 court result due at any time now

HS2 court result due at any time now [...]
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13/02/2013
HS2 compensation scheme is 'miserly'

HS2 compensation scheme is 'miserly' [...]
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13/02/2013
HS2 compensation: Government spends £43m on 72 properties

HS2 compensation: Government spends £43m on 72 properties [...]
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12/02/2013
HIGH SPEED 2 Report on Meeting held by CPRE Warwickshire Held at Stoneleigh Park, nr Kenilworth, Saturday 1 December 2012

HIGH SPEED 2 Report on Meeting held by CPRE Warwickshire Held at Stoneleigh Park, nr Kenilworth, Saturday 1 December 2012 [...]
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11/02/2013
Home front: can you claim HS2 compensation?

Home front: can you claim HS2 compensation? [...]
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11/02/2013
Thousands of homeowners living near planned HS2 train line set to claim compensation for 'exceptional hardship' after landmark victory

Thousands of homeowners living near planned HS2 train line set to claim compensation for 'exceptional hardship' after landmark victory [...]
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09/02/2013
Battle over Sheffield HS2 station costs

Battle over Sheffield HS2 station costs [...]
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09/02/2013
War of Roses graves lie in wait for HS2 route

War of Roses graves lie in wait for HS2 route [...]
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09/02/2013
Further hidden costs to HS2-1

Further hidden costs to HS2-1 [...]
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09/02/2013
HS2 in Hansard 07/02/2013

HS2 in Hansard 07/02/2013 [...]
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09/02/2013
Rallying cry commences HS2 battle

Rallying cry commences HS2 battle [...]
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09/02/2013
HS2 remains a hard sell - even if Birmingham is main beneficiary

HS2 remains a hard sell - even if Birmingham is main beneficiary [...]
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09/02/2013
For some - undercompensated and confiscatory subsidy to HS2, also pay as taxpayers and pay as council tax payers - brilliant.

For some - undercompensated and confiscatory subsidy to HS2, also pay as taxpayers and pay as council tax payers - brilliant.  [...]
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09/02/2013
On the fast track to a total disaster

On the fast track to a total disaster [...]
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09/02/2013
HS2 levelled with further criticism

HS2 levelled with further criticism [...]
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07/02/2013
As The Beatles Would say "HELP".

As The Beatles Would say "HELP". [...]
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07/02/2013
HS2 – Impact on Northampton

HS2 – Impact on Northampton [...]
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07/02/2013
Euston – Milton Keynes/Northampton peak overcrowding

Euston – Milton Keynes/Northampton peak overcrowding [...]
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07/02/2013
Leeds community in path of HS2 rail path launches fightback

Leeds community in path of HS2 rail path launches fightback [...]
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07/02/2013
HS2 – What does it do for Wales?

HS2 – What does it do for Wales? [...]
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07/02/2013
Further HS2 depot details announced

Further HS2 depot details announced [...]
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07/02/2013
HS2 – Wrong route, wrong priorities

HS2 – Wrong route, wrong priorities [...]
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30/01/2013
Only Fools and Horses star Sir David Jason criticises 'damaging' HS2 rail line

Only Fools and Horses star Sir David Jason criticises 'damaging' HS2 rail line [...]
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30/01/2013
George Osborne Faces Backlash For Controversial HS2 Rail Route

George Osborne Faces Backlash For Controversial HS2 Rail Route [...]
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30/01/2013
Does the DfT’s case for HS2 stand up to scrutiny?

Does the DfT’s case for HS2 stand up to scrutiny? [...]
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30/01/2013
HS2 phase two initial preferred route plan and profile maps

HS2 phase two initial preferred route plan and profile maps [...]
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30/01/2013
High-speed rail line finds few friends in the north

High-speed rail line finds few friends in the north [...]
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30/01/2013
Reaction to HS2 link route through Northwich villages

Reaction to HS2 link route through Northwich villages [...]
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28/01/2013
What you wont hear from Patrick McLoughlin or David Cameron about HS2.

What you wont hear from Patrick McLoughlin or David Cameron about HS2. [...]
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28/01/2013
HS2 has a very weak business case

HS2 has a very weak business case [...]
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28/01/2013
Letter from Paul Withrington of Transport Watch to the Times.

Letter from Paul Withrington of Transport Watch to the Times. [...]
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28/01/2013
Opposition grows as PM presses ahead with HS2 scheme Rage in Tory heartlands is likely to be elicited by publication of next stage of route

Opposition grows as PM presses ahead with HS2 scheme Rage in Tory heartlands is likely to be elicited by publication of next stage of route  [...]
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28/01/2013
HS2: Not in his backyard... Osborne faces constituency wrath over high-speed rail George Osborne has been warned that he faces a “hard time” from local voters after it was announced that the HS2 high-speed rail line will pass through his constituency.

HS2: Not in his backyard... Osborne faces constituency wrath over high-speed rail George Osborne has been warned that he faces a “hard time” from local voters after it was announced that the HS2 high-speed rail line will pass through his constituency. [...]
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28/01/2013
Please Vote

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21/01/2013
A Winter of Discontent.....................................with the Compensation Consultation Roadshow.

Complaints Galore over Compensation Consultation Roadshows. [...]
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17/01/2013
Threat of HS2 railway line halves house prices in parts of Northamptonshire

Threat of HS2 railway line halves house prices in parts of Northamptonshire [...]
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17/01/2013
Compensation Consultation Roadshows in South Northants.

Failure of Compensation Consultation Roadshows in S. Northants. [...]
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17/01/2013
Time is SHORT for responses to the Compensation Consultation.

Have you sent your response to the Compensation Consultation? [...]
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17/01/2013
Early Day Motion in Parliament

A Ripple in the Political Pond of Westminster [...]
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14/01/2013
DfT’s approach to landscape value

DfT have developed an assessment of the landscape cost of the first phase of HS2 (London – West Midlands). [...]
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11/01/2013
Up to 50% loss in Property Prices due to HS2 Blight in S. Northants

Threat of HS2 railway line halves house prices in parts of Northamptonshire [...]
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10/01/2013
Letter to Jill Adam

Letter to Jill Adam, Head of High Speed Rail Strategy and Finance (10th January 2013) [...]
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20/12/2012
OPEN LETTER FROM HS2AA TO EVERYONE AGAINST HS2.

THE STORY FOR 2012 ON HOW THE FIGHT HAS GONE. [...]
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19/12/2012
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM SNAG

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM SNAG. [...]
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19/12/2012
FUNDS FOR LIKELY APPEAL TO JUDICIAL REVIEWS.

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW> [...]
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19/12/2012
Stop HS2 Merchandise

Why not buy some ANTI HS2 Merchandise and help STOP HS2. [...]
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19/12/2012
This is Good News. Lets hope it gets better.

Tories attack 'flawed' high-speed rail plan | The Times‏ [...]
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01/12/2012
An extract of an email by a CPRE Member about the CPRE National position on HS2.

Is the CPRE good for the Countryside or HS2? [...]
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01/12/2012
Protesters prepare for legal challenge against £34bn high speed rail link between London and Birmingham.

Judicial Reviews against HS2. [...]
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01/12/2012
Latest from the DfT on HS2 and the JR's

The DfT says it has acted Lawfully and Fairly. [...]
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01/12/2012
Noise Monitoring in South Northants.

You Decide where you want Noise Monitoring not just HS2 Ltd [...]
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01/12/2012
Andrew Bodmin of SNAG, highlights the reduction of Trains from Northampton due to HS2.

REduction of Rail Service at Northampton due to HS2. [...]
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24/07/2012
HS2 Ignored 413 Consultation Responses

Faces Delrailment From Multiple Legal Challenges [...]
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24/07/2012
Request Environmental Information About HS2

Avoid Freedom Of Information Act Restrictions [...]
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23/07/2012
Walk HS2 in South Northants Before The Train Comes

Leaflet of walks published to highlight the destruction that HS2 would cause [...]
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17/07/2012
What Greening Said

Local MP Leadsom's transcript of the HS2 Compensation & Mitigation Group meeting [...]
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06/07/2012
Government questions its own handling of HS1 and HS2

Public Accounts Committee report published [...]
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21/05/2012
Fundraising dinner for SNAG - can you help?

Plea for a venue, as well as raffle prizes and auction promises [...]
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21/05/2012
Northamptonshire: HS2 business case is 'falling apart'

Government report declared it faced major risks [...]
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16/05/2012
HS2 ‘Amber-Red’ report to be kept secret for two years

Despite Camerons ‘Transparency Agenda' [...]
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10/05/2012
HS2 not in the Queen's Speech

Kite Flying Or The First Step In The Climbdown? [...]
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20/04/2012
Local MP urges government to do more

Andrea Leadsom Commons Question [...]
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11/04/2012
Easy Ways That You Can Help SNAG

So Many Owing So Much To So Few [...]
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28/03/2012
HS1 passenger numbers lower than forecast, NAO says

Project went ahead based on "hugely optimistic assumptions" about passenger numbers [...]
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12/03/2012
Arup Appointed To Design New Euston

10 Years Of Construction Disruption To Commuters [...]
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07/03/2012
Bercow Questions Cameron's Commitment

Commons Speaker Claims Lack Of Support [...]
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07/03/2012
Old Oak Common to Euston Tunnels As Costly As A New Tube Line

Are HS2 Ltd Really Bad At Sums? [...]
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06/03/2012
Heartless HS2 Limited

An example of the human cost of this unnecessary railway [...]
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10/01/2012
Government Approves HS2 - Join The Opposition Campaign

More stages to come means more SNAG supporters needed [...]
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09/01/2012
Tax Payers Alliance Highlights £1,700 Debt To Every UK Household

Jerry Marshall's Letter To The Telegraph [...]
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21/12/2011
Stop HS2 Christmas single Oak Tree Lament

Please download it now to help gain the highest chart position [...]
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08/11/2011
Revisions requested by Transport Select Committee destroy HS2 Business Case

HS2 Action Alliance's Reaction [...]
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26/10/2011
Adam Smith Institute Joins Chorus Of Disapproval

Think Tank Condemns HS2 [...]
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25/10/2011
New Home Secretary Promises Rational Review

Justine Greening Needs Our Persuasion [...]
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03/10/2011
Shortcomings of HS2

SNAG would like people from across the UK to write to their MPs pointing out the shortcomings of HS2 before the Commons debate on 13th October [...]
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03/10/2011
HS2 itself concludes project unsustainable?

'Own goal' buried in the huge volume of pages in their report... [...]
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27/09/2011
Links to a list of influential opponents of HS2...

...and also a reminder to sign the online petition [...]
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23/09/2011
Great video summary of the arguments against HS2

From a UKIP conference speech (but you can ignore the UKIP bit if you prefer) [...]
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08/09/2011
Urge your friends nationwide to write to their MP online about HS2

For instance, the Manchester leg will carve through affluent & scenic Cheshire [...]
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25/08/2011
High Profile Opponents Of HS2

A list from HHAG [...]
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20/08/2011
Online petition against HS2

Please add your name [...]
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21/07/2011
Victory in SNAG Battle with Northants CC

Councillors nearly said yes, then said maybe, now telling government 'NO' [...]
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18/07/2011
July 29 Deadline Looms

Have Your Say before the HS2 Consultation period ends [...]
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12/07/2011
Some countries are facing problems with their high speed railways

There are those that suggest we should build more high speed rail in the UK to keep up with other countries [...]
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12/07/2011
Conservative MP argues against HS2

His constituency is not on the proposed route [...]
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07/07/2011
Wind turbines near Greatworth denied planning permission

Reasons given comparable to impact of a high speed rail line [...]
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27/06/2011
Northants County Council make a hash of crucial debate and vote

No clear statement for or against HS2 [...]
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27/06/2011
Watch the County Council debate online

Web link shows how the inconclusive HS2 motion arose [...]
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21/06/2011
Open letter to Northamptonshire County Council from SNAG

Appeal to councillors on eve of crucial meeting [...]
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21/06/2011
Brackley Market Stall

SNAG to help local people complete HS2 consultation document [...]
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09/06/2011
6 Friends Campaign

We want everyone to ask 6 of your friends or relations who live off the proposed route of HS2 to contact their MP [...]
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02/06/2011
Responses to HS2 Roadshows

People reporting on their visits to roadshows last week in our area [...]
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25/05/2011
Roadshows Reminder

Upper Boddington today, Brackley this Friday & Saturday [...]
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20/05/2011
A review of the Central TV debate

Their online vote showed those against HS2 outnumbering those in favour 3:1 [...]
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13/05/2011
French lessons? Is HS2 a cost effective tool for regional regeneration?

If the French experience is valid, English provincial cities seriously risk losing more jobs and investment than they may gain.  [...]
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13/05/2011
HS2 rally in Great Missenden as candidate usurps Tory

It was an eventful weekend for high speed rail campaigners in Great Missenden as their candidate beat the Conservatives in the local elections and a big HS2 rally was held in the village.  [...]
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13/05/2011
Revealed: 11 options being considered by engineers for linking the HS2 scheme into Heathrow Airport

Ambitious project could have dire implications for the residents of Hillingdon borough [...]
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11/05/2011
Protesters flock to Great Missenden for HS2 rally

MORE than 12 million cubic metres of spoil will need to be removed to build the £33bn HS2 link - over 17 times the official estimate, [...]
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20/04/2011
Rail link could cost Northampton taxpayers £102m

Action Groups Against HS2 (AGHAST) came up with the figure after examining figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT).  [...]
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14/04/2011
SNAG Protesters at Milton Keynes station

HS2 promising MK commuters less overcowding: not before 2026 & £17 billion. [...]
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14/04/2011
HS2 consultation branded a farce on visit to Northampton station

SNAG protesters among those posing good questions & receiving inadequate answers [...]
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08/04/2011
Nimbys versus Numptys

Visitors to early HS2 roadshows perturbed by unknowledgeable staff [...]
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06/04/2011
Video summarising answers to consultation questions & their flaws

See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI1wNuK7mm0  [...]
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01/04/2011
Watch this video & share it with family & friends

From the mouths of children... [...]
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31/03/2011
In preparation for the HS2 Roadshows in Northants in May, what are other areas experiencing?

With reference to Big Society "here we are, wanting to make decisions for our own community [Ruislip] and the government is shouting us down and calling us Nimbies" [...]
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31/03/2011
Building HS2 would mean worse journeys for Northants commuters

London Euston station would be a building site for 7 years [...]
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25/03/2011
There Is An Alternative demonstration

TUC organising national demo in London this Saturday 26 March [...]
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21/03/2011
Hammond is a hypocritical NIMBY

Phillip Hammond wrongly accuses HS2 protesters of being NIMBYs, whilst actually being one himself [...]
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21/03/2011
Local MP Welcomes Inquiry

The Parliamentary transport committee announced it would investigate, focusing on main arguments for and against the line [...]
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21/03/2011
SNAG Team Demo & Speeches at Northants CC Meeting

SNAG promoted the message 'No To HS2, Yes to RP2' at a council meeting, with coverage in The Chronicle [...]
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18/03/2011
Parliamentary Committee Enquiry To Question Business Case

House of Commons Transport Committee will look into the strategic case for high-speed rail (HSR) [...]
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10/03/2011
Demonstration outside the Northampton County Council Offices

Thursday 17th March 9.45-10.30. Please support this protest. [...]
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10/03/2011
An open letter from business leaders and analysts to the Telegraph opposing HS2.

Read the letter and signatories at http://tiny.cc/2l9ds [...]
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09/03/2011
Birmingham region asked to fund HS2, whilst council cuts £212m & 2,450 jobs.

Read the Birmingham Post article at http://tiny.cc/tfc3e [...]
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09/03/2011
Virgin tells the government, invest far less than the HS2 sums yet achieve reductions in journey times. http://tiny.cc/9msqw

Read the Birmingham Mail report at http://tiny.cc/9msqw [...]
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08/03/2011
HS2 protest inspires song

Hear it at http://tiny.cc/xwkfw [...]
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08/03/2011
Boddington residents create HS2 cartoons

See the first cartoon at HS2 protest inspires cartoons http://tiny.cc/95zjf [...]
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08/03/2011
Camden residents brilliantly debunk any argument in favour of HS2

Read the full article at http://tiny.cc/mpjf5 [...]
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07/03/2011
HS2 Roadshow dates & locations announced

In South Northants: Greatworth May 17, Upper Boddington May 25, Brackley May 27-28.  [...]
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07/03/2011
Businesses surveyed on HS2 rail link plans

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, which represents around 1,500 companies in the city and the county, will survey firms to find out if they are in favour of the proposed scheme. [...]
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04/03/2011
Meet South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom to discuss HS2

Our parliamentary representative will be in Upper Boddington on March 11 from 6.30pm [...]
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04/03/2011
Protest at Northamptonshire County Council Meeting

Northants CC is the ONLY one along the proposed route not yet opposing HS2. Protest from 9.30 on March 17. [...]
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02/03/2011
SNAG on Facebook & Twitter

Follow your local campaign group against HS2 on Facebook and Twitter [...]
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01/03/2011
SNAG quoted in beacons article

SNAG speaks out as beacons burn [...]
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25/02/2011
HS2 Beacons Protest

At 6pm on Monday 28th Feb. around 45 beacons will be lit in protest at the start of the Government Consultation Process [...]
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02/02/2011
Beacon video

Great video footage of one of the beacons, with attendees summing up all of the arguments against HS2 [...]
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14/01/2011
SNAG calls for Consultation action

SNAG is calling for all action groups to demand their MPs challenge the Transport Secretary to open up on Consultation [...]
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01/01/2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR. Help make 2011 the year we bury the HS2 White Elephant.

2011 is the crunch year for getting HS2 scrapped. SNAG needs your help to make this happen, not just in the interest of South Northants, but to help the whole country avoid footing the bill for this vanity project that Philip Hammond is hell-bent on railroading through. [...]
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04/12/2010
Northants HS2 Blight Corridor report

Northants. County Council has conducted an assessment of the number of properties within various width bands along the HS2 route. [...]
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29/11/2010
HS2 Emergency Hardship Scheme

Andrea Leadsom says the Exceptional Hardship Compensation Scheme has been running for some time now with over half the claims being upheld. [...]
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25/11/2010
Cameron's Telegraph article; a High Speed Vote Loser

David Cameron's Daily Telegraph article today has shocked and outraged S.Northants. residents who see this as a High Speed Vote Loser for the Government and some local councils. [...]
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25/11/2010
SNAG to meet with County & District councillors tomorrow.

A SNAG team is meeting Northants & S. Northants councillors on 26th Nov. to agree the way forward on how to respond to the HS2 proposal. [...]
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23/11/2010
Spread the word.

Just a few days after opening the site, the numbers registering interest has started to grow. [...]
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18/11/2010
HS2 Village consultation

SNAG is organising an HS2 Village Consultation Event in early December [...]
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17/11/2010
Welcome to our new website

Our new website has gone live today. [...]
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16/11/2010
SNAG contacts the villages

SNAG wants to quickly improve communication with the villages in S. Northants' and increase their involvement with the campaign against HS2. [...]
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14/11/2010
Getting your councillors on your side

SNAG is in regular discussion with the County and District councils to ensure they are fully informed and working to meet your interests. [...]
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17/05/2001
HS2 Roadshows on your doorstep

Greatworth today at Sports & Social Club 8am-8pm [...]
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