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National Trust to buy White Cliffs 'missing link'

27 June 2012 Last updated at 12:31 BST

The National Trust is launching its largest ever coastal fundraiser to buy a mile-long stretch of one of the country's greatest symbols.

The Trust says the purchase would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure the white cliffs for the nation.

Dame Fiona Reynolds, director of the Trust, spoke to Radio 4's Today programme.