SPECIAL FEATURE: The need for respect as HS2 edges closer
1 Have your say While steadfast residents fought their corner against the surprising arrival of HS2 contractors in a leafy corner of Fairford Leys last Tuesday, 87 miles away in a conference room in Birmingham a besuited man was bracing a lectern to deliver an important speech.
While HS2 workers were deploying a crane in Napier Road to manoeuvre fencing bundles around cars which had blocked their way, the government’s new transport minister Chris Grayling was addressing the Conservative Party conference.
Mr Grayling said: “We need to get more freight off the roads and onto rail. So how do... read more
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