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Celebrating 10 years of High Speed 1

The high speed Channel Tunnel rail link has carried its fair share of controversy over the years, but now it's a fast and reliable service taking passengers from the continent to our capital in record time. Today marks a decade since the line was completed.

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The row over the route for HS1 - 10 years on

It's been ten years since the high speed line between Folkestone and London St Pancras was completed.

But it was talked about for 30 years before it was built. And one of the biggest sticking points was the route it should take.

There were several different options proposed over the years - through Sussex as well as Kent.

Abigail Bracken's been looking back at the rows over the route. Her report includes interviews Charing Parish Council's Cllr Tylden Reed and the former Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald, Ann Widdecombe.

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