HS2 gives the game away: the plan for northern towns is managed decline | Lynsey Hanley

The high-speed rail network may never be built any further north than Birmingham. It is utterly nonsensicalYesterday, on the day a report from the New Economics Foundation comprehensively exposed the HS2 project as a London-boosting white elephant, I f…

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Sainsbury’s £1bn reveal is unlikely to move the competition authority | Nils Pratley

The supermarket’s merger with Asda would permanently reshape the UK grocery marketSainsbury’s pitch to the Competition and Markets Authority didn’t work the first time, so here comes chief executive Mike Coupe with another plea. His big reveal was a fi…

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HS2 may run fewer, slower trains to stay on budget and schedule

High-speed rail project’s CEO said that service could be reduced by four trains an hourHS2 could be forced to run fewer trains and at slower speeds in order to keep the high-speed rail project within budget, the company’s chief executive has said.The g…

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