MP welcomes plan to alter route of high speed railway

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Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough MP David Blunkett has welcomed a slight change in the route of the planned high speed rail line to protect Firth Rixson steelworks at Meadowhall.

The Labour politician said: “When I met Simon Burns, the Transport Minister, back in March he assured me, as is now the case with assurances given to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, that every step would be taken to protect such a vital asset. I look forward to visiting Firth Rixson in July.”