Campaigners against HS2 have expressed concerns about the route which would cut through a new marina on the canal, threatening years of restoration work.
Robin Stonebridge from the Chesterfield Canal Trust, said: "What we're trying to do is bring this to the attention of HS2 and the Department for Transport and we're very confident that we'll be able to have proper dialogue with them on it."
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A horse named Winston Churchill won a race at Uttoxeter on the 50th anniversary of the former prime minister's death today.
Cold with clear spells in southeast at first, cloud across the rest of the region then spreading to all parts.
Milder but breezy with a good deal of cloud and one or two brighter intervals further east.