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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