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Full report: Villagers along HS2 route celebrate victory

Villagers along the route of the proposed High-Speed Two rail-line are celebrating a victory in their campaign against the project. In an embarrassing turn for the government, a judge has ruled their proposed HS2 compensation scheme is unlawful.

Four other legal challenges proved unsuccessful, much to the dismay of protestors, but to the delight of business leaders and those who say the new fast link from Birmingham to London is vital to the economy of the whole of the Midlands.

Wesley Smith reports from London on events at the High Court.

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