£1.3bn HS2 railway compensation scheme announced

Home and business owners within 60 metres of planned route offered former value of their homes plus extra 10%Ministers have announced a £1.3bn compensation package for households and businesses that have to sell up to make way for the new High Speed 2 railway between London, the Midlands and the north of England.More than 1,000 home […]
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Sir David King: quantitative easing should be aimed at green economy

The UK’s former chief scientific adviser argued for the greening of the UK’s infrastructure, and a more efficient use of resourcesThe billions of pounds the Bank of England is pouring into banks in a bid to get lending flowing should have strings attached to ensure that much of the liquidity is directed towards greening the […]
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Metropolitan lines: poor kids

The capital’s widespread child poverty threats its very future. Plus the Guardian on London and a sneak preview of Croydon’s new tramsWere further proof required, the End Child Poverty campaign has produced a report that shows London to be full of hard-up kids. Its list of the 20 UK local authorities containing the highest percentages […]
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