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Please check out the links below for the latest news stories:

HS2 HIGH SPEED RAIL LINK FLAWED, SAYS THINK TANK (19th July)http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14198290

GILLIGAN DARES CAMERON TO SACK HER OVER HS2 (13TH JUNE 2011)http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/localnews/amersham/9079913._Sack_me_over_HS2__MP_dares_Prime_Minister/

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL OBJECT TO HS2 (13TH JUNE 2011)http://www.lichfieldpeople.co.uk/High-speed-rail-objectors-case-defence-scrapping/story-12739757-detail/story.html

THE INDICATIVE Y ROUTE (12TH JUNE 2011) http://www.hs2aa.com/northern-routes-revealed

SUN TELEGRAPH ARTICLE REFERRING TO THE Y ROUTE (12TH JUNE 2011) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8570029/High-Speed-2-rail-link-secret-northern-routes-revealed.html

BBC’S NEWS WEBSITE QUESTIONING THE BENEFITS OF HS2 (12TH JUNE 2011)  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13743067

KINGS BROMLEY RESIDENTS COMMENTS ON THE POLITICS SHOW: 37.50MIN IN (12TH JUNE 2011) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011w6z0/The_Politics_Show_West_Midlands_12_06_2011/)

HAMMOND’S OWN NIMBY SPEECH (2001) http://www.publications.parliament.uk/cgi-bin/newhtml_hl?DB=semukparl&STEMMER=en&WORDS=central%20railwai&ALL=central%20railways&ANY=&PHRASE=&CATEGORIES=&SIMPLE=&SPEAKER=&COLOUR=red&STYLE=s&ANCHOR=10306h04_spnew0&URL=/pa/cm200001/cmhansrd/vo010306/halltext/10306h04.htm#10306h04_spnew0 

 CENTRAL FB POLL AFTER DEBATE 3:1 AGAINST HS2 (20th May 2011)

LICHFIELD MERCURY (19th May 2011) http://www.thisislichfield.co.uk/news/Sign-help-stop-high-speed-trains-destroying-countryside/article-3572592-detail/article.html

KINGS BROMLEY MEETING  Promotion in The Lichfield Blog  (19th May 2011)http://thelichfieldblog.co.uk/?p=23033

 MORE CLEAR WORDS AGAINST HS2 (19th May 2011)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgrZnLwDTHQ

 DRAYTON BASSETT RESIDENTS HIT BY HARDSHIP FUND REJECTION (15th May) http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/may/15/high-speed-rail-house-compensation

LICHFIELD MERCURY COVERAGE OF OUR BALLOON RACE (21st April 2011) http://www.thisislichfield.co.uk/news/Campaigners-determined-just-spouting-hot-air/article-3472633-detail/article.html

GOVERNMENT FIGURES SHOW THAT LICHFIELD TAXPAYERS WILL CONTRIBUTE £47 MILLION TO THE PROPOSED HIGH SPEED RAIL (21st April 2011) http://www.thisislichfield.co.uk/news/High-speed-rail-link-white-elephant-add-163-47-million-taxpayers/article-3472556-detail/article.html

Article gives further hope for the campaigns success (14th April 2011) http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-news/high-speed-rail/2011/04/13/hs2-fight-more-winable-than-third-runway-says-council-chief-113046-28513831/

MP Christopher Pincher defends HS2 Campaigners (5th April 2011)http://thelichfieldblog.co.uk/2011/04/04/mp-defends-hs2-campaigners-against-claims-of-nimbyism/

 Telegraph ~ More doubt over High Speed Rail Economic Case (4th April 2011)http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewgilligan/100082403/high-speed-rail-more-doubt-over-the-economic-case/

 DEAFinately Noisy Campaign in Whittington makes the beeb (2nd April 2011)http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-12947261

The sound of high speed rail (1st April 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnuk fe2ZafE&feature=related

Response to Philip Hammond & others on HS2 Capacity (1st April 2011)http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/campaign/2011/04/response-phillip-hammond-hs2-capacity.html

 Leed’s Response after Hammond’s visit Strongly Against HS2 (21st March 2011)http://www.guardian.co.uk/leeds/poll/2011/mar/21/leeds-high-speed-rail-poll

Lichfield Blog puts forward our views & adds a few more inc a ref to the Telegraph’s 6/3 /11 article linked further down  (please add your own views)  http://thelichfieldblog.co.uk/2011/03/22/campaigners-welcome-decision-by-county-councillors-to-oppose-hs2/

Philip Hammond accuses us all of nimbyism but there are interesting responses  http://www.metro.co.uk/news/858625-transport-secretary-philip-hammond-only-nimbys-oppose-250mph-trains

Minister urges Northern support for High Speed Rail but the conclusion conflicts  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12810840

Support from Susstainable Development Commission on Farming today (22nd March) https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=dcc4bc137d&view=audio&msgs=12edeb661a536f11&attid=0.1&zw

Matthew Ellis speaks out at HS2 at SCC Debate (17th March 2011)http://www.matthewellis.cc/archives/8462

NEW Staffordshire County Council VOTE TO OPPOSE HS2 (17th March 2011)  http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/NR/exeres/F60FA81D-A455-4855-B587-611F3E9535FD,frameless.htm?NRMODE=Published

Not a new clip but The Speaker of the House Anouncing he’s against HS2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OX6uxLEndQ

* Highly Recommended : 4 MINUTE YOUTUBE VIDEO SUMMARY re CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STANCE ON HS2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onQyZy5SVTA

* HIGH PROFILE BUSINESSMEN & SENIOR TORY MP’S AGAINST HS2 (10th March)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8372039/High-speed-rail-link-for-and-against.html

* Potential regeneration & local jobs lost as a result of HS2    http://www.villagemarketnews.co.uk/whittington/packington-hall-plans-withdrawn/

* A Good Behind the Scenes Article on Campaign Approach (10th March)  http://www.themediacoach.co.uk/blog/

HS2 WILL SLOW 40 MILLION PASSENGER A YEAR ~ TELEGRAPH ARTICLE (6th March)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8364407/High-speed-rail-running-rapidly-right-off-the-rails.html

* GREEN PARTY AGAINST HS2  http://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/26-02-2011-high-speed-rail-decision.html 

* Committee invited to Lichfield as part of debate over economic case behind HS2 (9th March)  http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://thelichfieldblog.co.uk/2011/03/09/committee-invited-to-lichfield-as-part-of-debate-over-economic-case-behind-hs2/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATADOANA1JXi6wRIAVAAWABiBWVuLUdC&cd=J-8uWp8hax8&usg=AFQjCNHlmDFbYncqbxydpJWmce241sn1Cg

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