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HS2 to follow 'eastern' route through South Yorkshire

Campaigners have reacted angrily after the Government announced the route for HS2, which will force the demolition of newly-built housing estate in South Yorkshire.

"The route in South Yorkshire will be the route consulted in 2016 which in part follows the M1 and M18, serves Sheffield City Centre via a spur from the HS2 line and includes provision for a northern junction allowing trains to run between Sheffield and Leeds city centres using HS2."

– Department of Transport


Farming family in HS2 shadow fear for their livelihood

The Schofield brothers

A family of farming brothers say they will see their homes destroyed and business disrupted if the new High Speed 2 rail line goes ahead as expected.

It's thought the Government will confirm later that the route will go straight through the Schofield brother's land in Mexborough.

The brothers claim they've had no communication with HS2 planners even though it will mean bulldozing their houses. Here's Christopher Schofield.

Those affected by HS2 route need to be 'properly compensated'

An announcement on the HS2 route is due at 3.30pm. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says those people who are going to be affected by the HS2 route need to be 'properly compensated' and 'properly looked after'.


Jobs window opens at former Tate steel plants in South Yorkshire

The process of hiring three hundred new steelworkers at the former Tata steel plants in South Yorkshire is officially underway.

Steel firm Liberty House took over the factories in Rotherham and Stocksbridge just over a month ago. They are looking for 40 new specialist staff at the Rotherham site in the first phase of recruitment. The two sites currently employ a combined total of 1700 steelworkers.

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