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Top stories in the latest issue:

ON THE WRONG TRACKS: AN HS2 SPECIAL
From construction firms to an army of consultants, there were too many vested interests for HS2 to be ditched. But who will be able to afford the fares?

EHUD SHELEG AND A DIAMOND GEEZER
A former business partner of Sir Ehud Sheleg reveals a little more in the London commercial court than the Tory party treasurer might have wished.

DINGEMANS UPDATE
More fibs from Simon Dingemans, the man responsible for policing corporate reporting in the UK, who seems incapable of getting his own filings right.

KILLING FIELDS
The escape of 74,000 farmed salmon from a Mowi fish farm off Colonsay last month followed the death of 26,000 fish at another Mowi farm Scotland.

GRENFELL LATEST
The Grenfell inquiry is halted just as it throws disturbing light on the tower’s insulation, its testing and links between manufacturers and government.

WOOLWICH FERRY REVERSAL
The outsourced Thames ferry at Woolwich is to be brought back in house by TfL after more than 10 years of safety issues and acrimonious disputes.

A DRAIN ON FINANCES
The shit is about to hit the fan in Northern Ireland Water’s underfunded but overloaded sewerage system, long overdue for an expensive overhaul.

COLLEGE DROP-OUT
Peterborough’s struggling FE college is no longer in the running to become a university – but the city still dreams of having its own university.

BLANK CHECKS
A Surrey Police sergeant and three detention officers are disciplined for failing to check on a sick woman and not noticing that she had died in her cell.

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