PM scraps HS2 West Midlands to Manchester leg

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Savings to be spent on ‘hundreds’ of smaller projects, while Euston link to go ahead under new management

Rishi Sunak has announced the government’s flagship high speed rail project will not be built to Manchester.

After weeks of speculation, the prime minister used his party conference speech in the northern city to confirm his decision to axe the second phase of the scheme.

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