The hills are alight as HS2 protest blazes...

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BEACONS will blaze across the Advertiser and Review area on Monday, February 28, as communities across the countryside light fires at the same time in protest against HS2.

The orchestrated protest will see beacons lit at 6pm on Monday along the length of the proposed route of the high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham, through Bucks, Oxon, Northants, Warks and Staffs.

The exact number of beacons was unconfirmed at the time of going to press, but the villages of Calvert Green, Preston Bisset, Chetwode, Finmere, Mixbury, Turweston, Radstone and Twyford are all planning to light fires.

> Read the full story in the Advertiser and Review, on sale Friday.