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Sixty campaigners in anti-fracking protest

Around sixty anti-fracking campaigners have protested in Carlisle against plans to extract shale gas in our region.

They claim the process can cause environmental damage. Others argue it would bring millions of pounds into the local economy. North Cumbria and parts of southern Scotland have been identified as areas rich in shale gas.

Around 60 people attend anti-fracking event Credit: ITV Border
Campaigners gathered in the city to protest at plans to extract shale gas Credit: ITV Border