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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Radical new trains that will carry millions of passengers on the Thameslink network will be launched today.
Tuesday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Tuesday morning's forecast for the west of the region