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Official documents have revealed two staff working on the HS2 project earn more than Prime Minister David Cameron.
HS2 Ltd employ more than 200 staff, one of whom earns in excess of £160,000 a year, with another earning a salary of more than £170,000.
In contrast David Cameron's annual pay is £145,000.
The figures were revealed in a letter to the shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle after she requested a breakdown of how much staff at the Department for Transport owned company were paid.
Small businesses in Birmingham don't back HS2 and believe it won't boost business, a new study reveals.
According to the 2,000 small businesses who took part in the survey conducted by freelance.co.uk, 66% believe the high-speed rail link won't help firms in Birmingham.
There is fresh controversy tonight over plans for a high speed rail link between Birmingham and London.
New figures have revealed that two-thirds of people who have applied for compensation for "exceptional hardship" have had their claims rejected.
The HS2 project has led to many people failing to sell their homes. One man facing property blight, says he is being treated for depression and his wife is having to leave her job because of the strain they are under. Our transport correspondent Keth Wilkinson reports.
A tunnel on the proposed route of HS2 could be extended to enable plans for a major development to go ahead near to East Midlands Airport, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today.
Concerns were raised by Leicestershire County Council and MP for North West Leicestershire, Andrew Bridgen, that the proposed line could affect plans for a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange depot next to the airport.
The initial preferred route would have seen the new rail line cross the site of the proposed interchange, which has the potential to create 7,000 jobs in the region.
Three quarters of families who live near the Government's planned high speed rail link and applied for hardship compensation have been rejected, figures showed.
The Government was criticised by residents and a pressure group opposing the project for offering help "to virtually nobody".
Of 455 applications, 299 have been refused, 113 accepted, and the rest are being considered.
Plans for a high speed rail link between London and the Midlands have taken a major step forward today. Two Parliamentary bills to press ahead with the controversial project were included in the Queen's Speech.
Business leaders have welcomed the move - saying it should now go ahead as quickly as possible. But opponents along the route say they will not give up their fight to stop it. Keith Wilkinson reports.
Protesters in the small hamlet of Stockwell Heath in Staffordshire have raised a banner to the height of a proposed embankment near their homes.
People who live in Stockwell Heath in Staffordshire are hiring a cherry picker to demonstrate how high the embankment for the planned HS2 high speed rail line will be if it is built.
Residents are also concerned about the effect importing the building materials will have on wildlife.
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An influential group of MPs says the DfT has failed to present 'a convincing strategic case' for HS2.
Campaigners say they hope to put plans for HS2 through the Midlands back to square one as they prepare to go to the High Court tomorrow.