PM orders HS2 savings review

David Cameron has the CBI conference that he has ordered the new boss of the HS2 rail project to find ways of cutting costs. He accused critics of the project of "putting the country's future at risk."

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Boris frustrated with HS2 timescale

Boris Johnson has expressed frustration at the drawing out of the HS2 project timescale.

Boris was struck by China's efficiency with building high-speed rail when he visited the country last month. Credit: PA

The Mayor of London wrote in The Telegraph that China built its own high-speed rail in just two years.

Meanwhile, he said, Labour are delaying the project further by "shamelessly courting the sceptic vote".

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