People campaigning against the High Speed Two rail link are due to protest outside the Houses of Parliament this afternoon. Several villages are in the path of the proposed route through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
The government says the line will create thousands of jobs and boost the economy.
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Team SCA, which includes two sailors from Hampshire, has passed Cape Horn in the Volvo Ocean Race. They paid tribute to their late coach.
Delays are expected around the region over the Easter break. Rail engineering works mean that some services are suspended.
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