HS2 compensation roadshows to start

People whose homes will be affected by the building of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail link through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire will be able to find out more about a compensation scheme later.

There have been protests about the link, but the government says the HS2 is essential to boost the nation's economy.

The first of a series of HS2 compensation roadshows starts today. The controversial rail route will link London with Birmingham and other cities further north. Many residents who live along the planned route have said the compensation on offer is not high enough.