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 latest council to stump up more cash is Aylesbury Vale - Mike Pearse reports.
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Dorset's Weymouth Beach has been named the UK's best by travellers, with Fistral Bay, Cornwall, coming in second place.
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region
Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region