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Actor backs HS2 campaigners

A famous face joined campaigners today, on the route of the proposed High Speed 2 rail link. The £32 billion pound line will pass through the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside - local residents have launched a protest campaign.

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Actor joins campaign against High Speed 2 rail link

A famous face joined campaigners today, on the route of the proposed High Speed 2 rail link (HS2). Actor Geoffrey Palmer, who starred in the television drama 'As Time Goes By', said he had a message for the Government: 'leave our countryside alone'.

The £32 billion pound line running through the Chilterns will link the Capital to the Midlands, creating thousands of jobs and boost the economy. But the rail route will pass through the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside.

Those opposed to HS2 say it will have a devastating impact. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

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