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Boris Johnson comments on Tony Abbott during HS2 site visit
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Johnson says HS2 will be ‘crucial’ for decades
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Boris Johnson backs ‘incredible’ HS2 project
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Protesters gather outside London Euston as HS2 work begins
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22,000 jobs expected to be created as HS2 work gets underway
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Anti-HS2 protesters in stand-off against power cable work
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HS2 unveils German machines that will dig tunnel under Chilterns
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Giant machines for HS2's Chilterns tunnels unveiledA 10 mile tunnel under the Chilterns will be dug but campaigners say it is "decimating countryside".
Chris Packham loses bid for legal challenge over HS2Chris Packham's attempt to challenge the government's approval of HS2 fails in the Court of Appeal.
Campaigner 'scaled machinery' to protect HS2 woodsElliott Cuciurean allegedly breached an anti-trespass injunction at an HS2 construction site.
Murder mystery on HS2 route as Iron Age man found buried face down with hands bound'The death of the Wellwick Farm man remains a mystery to us but there aren't many ways you end up in a bottom of a ditch, face down, with your hands bound', archeologist says
HS2: Plans for East Midlands transport hub link unveiledThe works would bring in new bus routes, train stations and improved roads, Midlands Connect says.
HS2 'badly off course' as damning report accuses government of hiding soaring costsSenior official may have breached civil service rules by failing to inform Commons spending watchdog of troubled project's woes
How much does government's furlough scheme cost, compared to 2008 banks bailout, Trident and HS2?The jobs furlough is estimated to be costing £14bn a month. How does this compare with the other things the Government spends public money on, from high speed rail lines, to nuclear weapons, to..
HS2 protesters 'assaulted' by security guards on siteHigh-speed rail construction under scrutiny since go-ahead to continue work despite lockdown
HS2 protesters spending coronavirus lockdown in treesProtesters against HS2 are still trying to save threatened forests during the coronavirus pandemic.
HS2: Protester living in tree 'willing to be arrested'The man, called Quercus, was interviewed from a tree in an ancient Warwickshire woodland.
HS2 workers accused of destroying birds' nests and failing to maintain social distancing during coronavirus pandemicProject's opponents say alleged loss of nests 'heartbreaking' and question why project is going ahead during crisis
HS2 construction gets green light despite lockdownThe government has given the high-speed rail project formal approval to start construction.
HS2 construction given official green light with works to start 'immediately'Contractors social distancing at work sites
HS2 protesters evicted amid coronavirus pandemicHigh-speed rail project HS2 says its workers have been put at risk.
HS2 work unearths Stephenson-designed railway turntableThe railway turntable is thought to be the oldest in the world, predating a similar one by two years.
A tortuous journey north from London exposes a hard economic truthIs HS2 really the answer to the north's productivity problem? Lucy Meakin and David Goodman speak to those who think that locally tailored policies are being overlooked
Oakervee Review: HS2 costs 'got carried away', says review authorDouglas Oakervee, a former HS2 chairman, says the high-speed line is "very needed".
UK government has not talked to China about building HS2 rail project: ministerThe British government has not talked to China about helping build High Speed 2, the major rail project given the green light last week despite being billions of pounds over budget, Transport Secretary..
HS2: Views from along the trackSupporters and critics give their thoughts on the government decision to build HS2.
Britain in talks with China over offer to build HS2 in five years 'for less money'Department for Transport confirms 'preliminary discussions' with Beijing
Family 'got no money for forever home lost to HS2'A family says the company behind HS2 has not paid them for their farm despite them being forced to hand over the keys on Friday.
HS2: Cubbington Wood group to continue their protestCampaigners camping at Cubbington Wood prepare for eviction after the high-speed rail line is approved.
HS2: 'I think fairly soon we might well see evictions'As HS2 gets the go-ahead, the BBC Midlands Transport Correspondent explains what could happen next.
HS2 'transformational' and 'absolutely awful'Travellers and people living in Leeds give mixed reactions to the government go-ahead for HS2.
Boris Johnson loves antiquity – which is handy, as HS2 will be obsolete by the time it opensBy the time the project is complete, eleven years late and £100bn over budget, we'll all be using driverless cars anyway
The village split down the middleAs plans for HS2 are confirmed, homes in Burton Green will be bulldozed to make way for the track.
HS2: Boris Johnson makes 'controversial and difficult decision' to go aheadBoris Johnson says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
HS2: Boris Johnson faces backbench rebellion as he gives green light to controversial rail projectExtensions to Manchester and Leeds under review as part of a 'master plan for high-speech north'
'Waste of money' or 'good news'?Manchester passengers call HS2 "a raw deal", while the council leader says it is "very good news".
Boris Johnson news – live: Brexit set to trigger food shortages amid border chaos warnings, as PM faces Tory rebellion over HS2 go-aheadFollow all the latest developments
HS2: Boris Johnson to approve full roll-out of multi-billion pound rail project, report saysReport comes after Johnson tells 10-year-old that with 'a hole the size of HS2, the only thing to do is keep digging'
Government to give HS2 the go-aheadBoris Johnson will announce the entire line will be built but the northern phase will be reviewed.
Boris Johnson news – live: PM faces backlash over 'mansion tax plan' and HS2, as Starmer's team claim 'dirty tricks' over data breach claimsFollow all the latest developments
Six reasons why HS2 is so expensiveThe controversial high-speed rail project could potentially cost as much as £106bn.
Boris Johnson gives clearest indication he will support HS2, saying government is in a hole but must 'keep digging''We're in a mess – but we've got to get out of it and we need a way forward,' PM tells 10-year-old aspiring reporter
HS2: Government review 'advises against cancelling' projectThe review, seen by the BBC, advises against cancelling the high speed rail scheme.
Boris Johnson news – live: Remain and Leave voters urged to unite on eve of Brexit 'dark day', as controversial HS2 project gets unexpected boostFollow all the latest developments
Chancellor set to back HS2 rail project despite push for cost cuttingJavid to 'broadly back' line from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds
HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid 'backs project' ahead of crucial meetingIt is understood the chancellor will tell Boris Johnson he supports the London to Birmingham rail link.
HS2: Scrapping troubled rail link will cost £12bn, say reportsFuture of project uncertain amid ballooning budget, delays and concerns
Boris Johnson news – live: Tory MPs demand HS2 scrapped after damning new report, as EU officials sign Brexit withdrawal dealFollow all the latest developments
HS2: All the other things you could do with £106bnHow does the cost of the controversial rail project compare to the cost of Brexit, funding the royal family, or renewing Britain's nuclear arsenal?
Upgrading existing railways instead of building HS2 would cause 'absurd disruption' for passengers, Network Rail chief warnsBritain could effectively be left without a functioning intercity rail service at weekends for 15 years
HS2: Rail link costs could rise to £106bn, says reviewThere is "considerable risk" the price of the high-speed line could rise by another 20%, a report finds.
HS2 will destroy ancient woodlands and 'huge swathes of irreplaceable' wildlife, report warnsWetlands, wildflower meadows and historic pasture all set to be lost to new line while species including willow tit and white-clawed crayfish will face localised extinction, study claims
HS2 protesters enter fourth month in Cubbington WoodHS2 campaigners have now spent more than three months living in a protest camp at Cubbington Wood.
HS2: Parliament 'seriously misled' over costs for high-speed rail network, report findsActual costs much higher than initial estimates
HS2 costs out of control, says review's deputy chairLord Berkeley says MPs were "misled" about the line's costs, which he says will be more than £108bn.
Tories urge Boris Johnson to 'change course' on HS2 amid fears project could reach 12-figure costNewly elected MPs in Labour's 'red wall' warn business case for project is collapsing
Government backs parliamentary bill to take HS2 past BirminghamLegislation to give the government powers to build and operate railway line makes return