The Cheshire-based water company United Utilities has confirmed its considering leasing some of its land to Cuadrilla for fracking. The company say they're in talks to identify suitable sites. Fracking uses water to release gas. Opponents say it can damage the environment.
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A colder feel to end the week, with sunshine and blustery showers - some of these falling wintry over hills towards evening
The former manager of Liverpool FC at the time of the Hillsborough disaster will give evidence into the deaths of 96 fans today.
Friday will be quite a different day to Thursday but will still be windy. It should however be brighter with scattered showers