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Road-building: time for a new direction

Road-building: time for a new direction

The Government’s Roads Investment Strategy is set to lay down 1,300 ‘lane miles’ of tarmac in the next few years - the equivalent of a new motorway that measures the combined length of the M25 and M11. But with the roads budget due to be tripled to £3billion a year by 2020, that will just be the start. Slicing through habitats, wrecking the fabric of communities and making it ever harder to find tranquillity, the impact of the new roads programme will scar the face of England.

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Photomontage: HS2 Ltd (Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0)

Designing a faster future?

CPRE is pushing for a higher quality design for HS2.

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A Victorian process for 21st century rail

A Victorian process for 21st century rail

Ralph Smyth explains why it's time to bury the hybrid bill process for good.

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Traffic Congestion on the M1 Motorway near Junction 30, South Yorkshire.

Back on the roads, again

Few realise that spending on road-building is set to increase five fold in as many years. Are we witnessing the quiet before the storm, asks Ralph Smyth

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If we love British food, we have to support the small farms that make it great

If we love British food, we have to support the small farms that make it great

From Yorkshire puddings to Cumberland sausage to Devonshire cream, British Food Fortnight is a celebration…

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