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Sir David Higgins becomes Chairman of HS2 Ltd today

Sir David Higgins will become Chairman of HS2 Ltd on a part-time basis from today.

Sir David Higgins Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

He will take up the role full-time from March, replacing Doug Oakervee.

The company is responsible for developing and promoting High Speed Two, the UK's new high speed rail network, which will affect parts of the Midlands.