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Farmers meet to discuss HS2

Farmers in Leicestershire affected by the HS2 route will meet today to discuss it's implications.

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Staffs Showground's car park will by sliced in half by HS2

The car park at Staffordshire Showground which will be sliced in two Credit: ITV News Central

The Staffordshire Showground's car park will be sliced in half by the High Speed rail line running from London to Manchester, says the 70-acre county site.

The showground director describes the Phase Two route as "considerable and serious". Last year the showground held 164 different events and attracted more than half a million visitors.

The county showground and it's partners will be lobbying the Government for a tunnel that would protect it.

At 2pm today the showground is hosting an NFU meeting with farmers who will be affected by HS2.

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