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HS2: All the other things you could do with £106bn

The cost of implementing the high-speed railway connecting London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds could reach £106bn, according to a leaked, government-commissioned review. High Speed 2 (HS2) was originally allocated £56bn, and current HS2 Ltd chairman Allan Cook revised the estimated costs to between £81bn and £88bn in October. But …

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Heathrow flight chaos as RAF make unplanned use of airspace

Angry passengers are demanding to know why they were left stranded for several hours after the RAF demanded air traffic controllers shut down Heathrow’s airspace for around 30 minutes.  The RAF told civilian controllers they needed an ‘unplanned’ use of airspace, which forced several aircraft to divert and forced others …

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