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Dates announced for HS2 information events

People living close to the planned high speed rail link between London and Birmingham will be able to speak to experts working on the project.

A series of HS2 community events will be taking place later this month.

Staff from Hs2 Ltd will be available to talk about the project and answer questions as part of an ongoing programme of information sharing with local communities along the 140 mile route of the first phase.

The proposed HS2 route will link London and Birmingham Credit: ITV News

The Buckinghamshire events will be held on:

  • Friday 16th October (2pm – 7pm): Ballinger War Memorial, Ballinger Road, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. HP16 9LQ.
  • Saturday 7th November (11am – 4pm): Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire. HP22 6HF

“A new high speed rail network will bring significant benefits for the country but we do understand that it effects peoples’ lives. We want to keep on talking to local communities directly about the proposals and these events are a chance to do so.

"Our specialists will be on hand to help and I would encourage people to come along if they can.”

– Simon Kirby, HS2 CEO


Sharp rise in number of speeding drivers

Speeding is the most common motoring offence Credit: ITV

Speeding is still the biggest motoring-related offence where the defendant is found guilty in court.

And the numbers of those found guilty have risen sharply in the past 12 months – from 115,935 to 148,426, an increase of 28% which is the highest number since 2005.

The next highest offence where defendants were found guilty was vehicle insurance-related crimes, although the percentage has fallen dramatically since 2004.

The figures, obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists, also show large falls in drink driving, vehicle registration and excise duty offences.


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The ban comes into force today Credit: ITV

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Credit: Sussex Police

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During the afternoon of Sunday 13 September the 1956 red and white Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe, registration number TAS 501, valued at £70,000, was stolen from a public area at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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