A HIGH speed rail link for the UK will cut through Northwich’s countryside and villages, according to route details revealed on Monday.

Maps show that the Birmingham to Manchester leg of HS2 will cut through Stanthorne, Bostock, Whatcroft, Lach Dennis, Lostock Green, Lostock Gralam and Pickmere, cutting close to Tabley Showground, home of the Cheshire Show.

Protesters are already rallying against the scheme, which they fear will blight the countryside, while supporters say it will bring economic benefits to the country.

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