The Government has been given the go-ahead to continue with its plans to deliver a new high speed railway between London, the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds from the Court of Appeal after it rejected further attempts to derail the scheme.
HS2 – the planned high speed railway between London, the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds – moved another step closer today with the launch of consultations on the project’s draft Environmental statement (ES) and proposed design refinements
Business activity in the North West collapsed to a 40-month low in July as English regions saw a sharp decline in manufacturing output and growing caution among clients worried about the global economic picture.
A new high speed rail network would create jobs and transform the way businesses work, according to transport secretary Philip Hammond, who said such a venture will “help us to build a modern economy fit for the future”.
David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.