MPs are meeting to discuss proposals to extract shale gas from sites across the region. Fracking uses high powered jets of water to release underground gas reserves. Supporters say it could bring cheaper bills and thousands of jobs, but opponents say its still unclear how much damage it could cause.
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The Three Queens were in Liverpool for a very special anniversary - the 175th birthday of the shipping line Cunard.
Here are some of your best photos from the Three Queens celebrations in Liverpool.
A quiet but rather cloudy start to the week. More unsettled from later on wednesday with stronger winds and frequent showers