Hundreds turn out to protest about HS2 high speed rail link

Hundreds of people whose homes will be affected by the new HS2 rail link turned out for a visit to the Thames Valley today - from the group of MPs who are deciding the route.

HS2 would link London to the Midlands and beyond - cutting through swathes of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire including towns such as Aylesbury and Wendover.

Many residents want the multi-billion pound plans scrapped altogether. The government, though, is adamant that the scheme will go ahead. Mel Bloor reports.