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Govt 'fightback' over HS2 plans

The Prime Minister has said today marks the "fightback" by the Government over controversial plans for the HS2 rail link. The Transport Secretary will highlight a commissioned report claiming the project will provide a £15 billion economic boost.

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Benefits of HS2 outweigh 'sad decisions'

The benefits of HS2 will outweigh "the sad decisions" needed to construct a rail link from London to the north, a transport minister has said.

Simon Burns accepted "some individuals, some houses" would be affected but looked to the success of HS1, which runs through Kent, as a good reason to push ahead with the controversial project.

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