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article 10 January 2012 UK
HS2: What's in it for you?

The government has given the HS2 project the green light - but campaigners say the battle for high speed rail in the UK is not yet won. Channel 4 News looks at the arguments for and against.

article 17 March 2014 UK
Speed up HS2 and scrap link to channel tunnel - Higgins

The northern section of the 50bn high-speed rail line should be completed faster and the link with HS1 scrapped, according to HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins.

video 16 March 2014 Politics

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HS2 will be 'brought in faster, earlier and cheaper' - video

A new report on the HS2 rail link to cut train times between London and Birmingham will confirm it will be fast-tracked and cheaper - although won't be rubber-stamped before the 2015 general election.

video 12 November 2013 Politics

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Lord Heseltine on HS2 and social mobility - video

Lord Heseltine tells Jon Snow the HS2 rail project will not turn Britain's cities into commuter hubs for London, and denies that Britain is dominated by a privately educated, middle-class elite.

article 27 October 2014 UK
Cameron and Osborne give the green light to develop 'HS3'

The government backs proposals for a high speed rail link across some of the biggest cities in the north of England.

article 18 August 2013 UK
HS2 cost 'will double to 80bn'

Twice the cost and disruptive to half a million people. Two blows to the government's flagship High Speed 2 rail link between Birmingham and London.

article 16 March 2014 Politics
'Speed up HS2 in the north', says Higgins report

Sir David Higgins, the boss of the HS2 high-speed rail project, proposes a speeding up of the building of the northern, phase two, section of the 50bn project, which is currently set to open in 2033.

article 11 September 2013 UK
HS2 high-speed rail 'will boost UK economy by 15bn a year'

Despite growing concerns over the spiralling cost of the HS2 high-speed rail line, the government says it will provide a 15bn a year boost to the UK economy.

article 16 May 2013 UK
HS2 rail project faces 3.3bn funding gap, says NAO

The HS2 high-speed rail project has an estimated 3.3bn funding gap which the government has yet to decide how to fill, a report from a Whitehall spending watchdog says today.

article 23 August 2013 UK
Government insists HS2 still has cross party support

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin insists cross-party support remains for the HS2 high-speed rail project, despite concerns raised by Alistair Darling over its cost.