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  • Tory MPs threaten to rebel over HS2 train proposals Seven Conservatives highlighted a host of issues with phase two of the £55.7 billion rail scheme between Manchester and Leeds during a Westminster Hall debate, including fears of major ground subsidence along the route.

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