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Hammond: 'We'll win over high-speed rail critics'

26 February 2011 Last updated at 17:14 GMT

The Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, says he believes he can change the opinions of those who oppose England's proposed high-speed rail link.

The government will next week launch a consultation into the proposed link between London and Birmingham but the scheme has attracted fierce opposition from people who live close to its planned route.

Laura Kuenssberg reports.