Campaign for Better Transport thinks HS2 will only take money out of the region and widen the North-South divide.
David Thornhill told ITV News Central that 'HS2 will not help the region'.
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A largely fine day is expected, with some long sunny spells. However the sunshine may turn a little hazy later in the day.
Tuesday will be another fine day with plenty of sunshine. Shropshire and Staffordshire will be a little cloudier, and a breeze will develop.
Two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of Thomas Jones have been released from custody and are no longer being treated as suspects.