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The National Trust outlines its concerns about High Speed 2

Concerns over the high speed rail link - HS2 - took a new twist today - with The National Trust saying it feared the route would badly affect historic land and property.

The Government wants to build the £32 billion pound scheme from London to Birmingham - but there are many opponents.

The Trust says four key historic sites will be seriously affected by the route through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire - tourist attractions like Claydon House, Waddesdon Manor, Hartwell House and Coombe Hill.

Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

Mike Pearse spoke to Ian Wilson from the National Trust.


Celebs back campaign to buy cliffs

A host of celebrities are backing a campaign by the National Trust to buy a stretch of Dover's famous white cliffs. The Trust launched a public appeal last month to raise the 1.2 million needed to buy the land which is around a mile long.

Kent based presenter Paul O Grady, Dover born singer Joss Stone, Dame Vera Lynn and Dame Judi Dench are among the celebrities backing the campaign. The charity says they've already raised nearly half the money needed.


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