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Chris Packham loses bid for legal challenge over HS2

Chris Packham's attempt to challenge the government's approval of HS2 fails in the Court of Appeal.

ONS says UK rail has effectively been renationalised during pandemic

Change in classification, to be backdated to 1 April, prompts dispute between unions and operatorsTrain companies have been effectively renationalised on a temporary basis, the UK statistics body said on Friday, prompting a dispute between trade unions and private operators over rail ownership.The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown forced the government to take emergency steps to prop up train companies by assuming the financial risk of rail franchises, after passenger numbers dwindled almost to nothing. Continue reading...

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  • ONS says UK rail has effectively been renationalised during pandemicChange in classification, to be backdated to 1 April, prompts dispute between unions and operatorsTrain companies have been effectively renationalised on a temporary basis, the UK statistics body said on Friday, prompting a dispute between trade unions and private operators over rail ownership.The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown forced the government to take emergency steps to prop up train companies by assuming the financial risk of rail franchises, after passenger numbers dwindled almost to nothing. Continue reading...
  • Chris Packham loses appeal against HS2 rail projectEnvironmentalists say the impact of the project will lead to irreversible damageThe broadcaster Chris Packham has lost his case against HS2 in the court of appeal.Environmentalists say the high-speed rail project is leading to irreversible destruction of ancient habitats and woodlands. Continue reading...

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