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Campaigners make final attempt to stop HS2

Campaigners have made a last ditch attempt to stop work on a multi-billion pound high-speed rail link - cutting through the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside.

Protestors say 500 acres of precious land is being cleared during the bird nesting season - to make way for HS2. The company responsible for the work says it will be one of the most environmentally responsible infastructure projects.

The £56 billion rail link would run from London Euston to the Midlands - and then onto Leeds and Manchester. The first phase isn't due to open until 2026.

Opponents travelled to Birmingham to hand in a petition with thousands of signatures. There for us was our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.