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Modern Suffragettes take on Fracking

Photo: pa

Scores of women from Lancashire dressed as Suffragettes are expected to travel to Parliament Square later to protest about fracking. They call themselves the 21st Century Lancashire suffragettes and have invited MPs to join them and make clear which side they are on when it comes to the issue of fracking. They're asking MPs not to support the proposed planning rule changes over permitted development in fracking applications

Actress Emma Thompson on an Anti fracking march in Lancashire Credit: pa

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla has been given the green light by the government to start fracking at the Preston New Road Site, between Blackpool and Preston. Its been the focus of 18 months of protests.

We have brought our message from Lancashire to London: local democracy must be respected. On a local level, communities must be able to make planning decisions that are not interfered with on a national level.

– Dot Kelk, Environmental campaigner