1. Emma Hutchinson

Government says HS2 worth billions to UK economy

Plans for a high speed rail link between London and Birmingham, crossing parts of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, could generate billions for the economy and create thousands of jobs, according to the Government.

Today the Transport Secretary announced an HS2 growth task-force to maximise the rail scheme's economic benefits. But others say the plans are a huge waste of money.