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Councils pledge more cash for HS2 fight

Plans for HS2 have led to protests in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Photo:

Councils in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are set to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds extra of taxpayers money fighting the controversial High Speed 2 rail link. The route would run through the counties' countryside.

The High Speed 2 rail link route connects Birmingham and London

Already along the 32 billion pound rail link between London and Birmingham local authorities have pledged one point two million pounds - but now it has emerged that much more money is needed to continue the campaign.

The latest council to stump up more cash is Aylesbury Vale - it's leader has spoken exclusively to Our Transport Correspondent, Mike Pearse.