HS2 wins route-length High Court injunction – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in demonstrations, injunctions, news, nuisance, railways, trespass by sally

‘HS2 Ltd has been granted an “extensive” injunction along the length of the high-speed line from London to Crewe to help tackle unlawful protests.’

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BBC News, September 2022

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High Court refuses council judicial review bid over routeing of lorries to HS2 construction sites – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, railways, roads by sally

‘A judicial review application by Buckinghamshire Council contesting a decision by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Levelling up, Housing and Communities to approve lorry routes for the construction of High Speed 2 has been refused by the High Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 2022

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Rail strike: Law change would allow agency staff to cover industrial action – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in casual workers, industrial action, news, railways, trade unions by sally

‘Plans are under way to change the law to enable employers to use agency staff to cover staffing gaps during strikes, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Burying of Victorian bridge in Cumbria must be reversed, says council – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2022 in complaints, local government, news, planning, railways, repairs, roads by tracey

‘The government’s road agency will be forced to remove hundreds of tonnes of concrete it used to bury a Victorian bridge arch despite offering a £450,000 sweetener to allow the controversial scheme to stay. Eden district council’s planning committee resisted the offer by unanimously deciding to refuse National Highways (NH) retrospective planning permission for a crude infilling project at Great Musgrave, Cumbria, that was widely condemned as “cultural vandalism”.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2022

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High court overturns acquittal of HS2 protester after appeal by prosecution – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2022 in appeals, Crown Prosecution Service, demonstrations, news, railways, trespass by sally

‘The high court has directed that a protester against the HS2 rail line who was originally acquitted of aggravated trespass should be convicted after an appeal by the director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Euston tunnellers’ court victory at risk as CPS seeks to overturn verdict – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2022 in climate change, demonstrations, judicial review, news, railways, trespass by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has launched a high court challenge to the decision by a judge last year to let the Euston tunnellers walk free after their trial.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2022

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Euston tunnel HS2 protesters walk free from court – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2021 in demonstrations, environmental protection, news, railways, trespass by tracey

‘Six environmental protesters who occupied a tunnel close to Euston station in protest against the HS2 high-speed link earlier this year walked free from court after charges in connection with the occupation were dismissed by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2021

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Government to take over Southeastern after ‘serious’ breach of franchise – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2021 in fraud, nationalisation, news, railways, taxation by sally

‘The government is taking over the running of Southeastern railway services from Go-Ahead after discovering a “serious” breach of the franchise agreement.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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HS2 dishonest over compensation claim, says report – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2021 in compensation, complaints, compulsory purchase, news, ombudsmen, railways by tracey

‘The firm behind HS2 was “dishonest and misleading” in its handling of a compensation claim from a member of the public who had to sell their home to make way for the line, a report claims.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2021

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HS2: Judge orders pause on tree felling at wood that inspired Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox – The Independent

‘A High Court judge has ordered HS2 to stop felling trees at a wood that inspired Roald Dahl to write Fantastic Mr Fox, ahead of a hearing into whether the government licences were issued legitimately.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2021

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 12th, 2021 in legislation, medical treatment, medicines, pensions, railways by tracey

Pension Schemes Act 2021

High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Act 2021

Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021

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Eviction of Euston tunnel HS2 protesters can continue, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2021 in demonstrations, health & safety, human rights, news, railways by sally

‘A high court judge has ruled against a call to halt the eviction of protesters from a tunnel beside Euston Square on grounds of safety.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2021

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Judge refuses to halt eviction of HS2 activists from Euston tunnel – The Guardian

‘An emergency application to the high court by environmental protesters to stop HS2 evicting them from a tunnel close to Euston station because of safety concerns has been rejected by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2021

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HS2 protester given suspended sentence for contempt of court – Local Government Lawyer

‘A protester against the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project has been handed a suspended prison sentence for contempt of court after breaching an earlier order in the first such case concerning HS2.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st October 2020

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HS2 may be guilty of ‘wildlife crime’ by felling trees illegally, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2020 in animals, environmental protection, news, railways, transport, trees, trespass by sally

‘Lawyers have warned HS2 it might be felling trees illegally, after an ecology report found evidence of one of the UK’s rarest bat species in an area of ancient woodland being cleared for the high-speed rail line.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2020

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New injunction bars protesters from HS2 site in west London – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2020 in demonstrations, environmental protection, injunctions, news, railways, transport by sally

‘HS2 has been granted a new injunction barring environmental protesters from land in west London where work on the high-speed rail link is being carried out.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2020

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Judge gives reasons for granting interim injunction prohibiting anti-HS2 protesters from overnight sleeping and other acts on council land next to construction site – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has issued his reasons for last month granting Hillingdon Council a limited interim injunction preventing a number of named defendants and persons unknown from doing certain acts on land at Harefield Moor owned by the council and adjoining the site of construction works for part of the HS2 railway line.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th August 2020

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Chris Packham loses appeal against HS2 rail project – The Guardian

‘The broadcaster Chris Packham has lost his case against HS2 in the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2020

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Rise in injunctions against HS2 protesters – The Guardian

‘HS2 protesters have been accused of practising early morning yoga, swimming naked in a lake and “howling at the moon” as a council seeks a high court injunction to stop direct action against the project.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2020

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HS2: Resident loses high court challenge after complaining it could cause homes to collapse – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2020 in health & safety, housing, judicial review, news, planning, railways by sally

‘The HS2 tunnels can go ahead, the high court has ruled, after a resident complained the tunnels could cause homes to collapse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2020

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