Stoke & Staffordshire

Staffordshire HS2 campaigners march in protest

Image caption The government says HS2 is necessary

Campaigners against plans to build a high-speed rail line through the West Midlands have marched through Stafford in protest.

Around sixty people turned out to show their opposition to the scheme which the government insists is vital to free up space on the rail network.

The line will first connect London to Birmingham, before going to Manchester.

The route north passes through rural parts of Warwickshire and Staffordshire.

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