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Councillors reject bid to drill for oil and gas

Campaigners outside council meetng

Councillors in Lincolnshire have unexpectedly rejected a bid to drill for oil and gas at a site in North Lincolnshire

Campaigners said the proposal was akin to fracking - a claim denied by the company behind the plan. But councillors in Scunthorpe sided with the objectors. James Webster was at today's meeting.