There has been a tense stand-off between anti-fracking protestors and police at a site in Salford.
Energy company IGas is preparing to start drilling in Barton Moss to see what type of gas or oil can be found.
But campaigners say they are worried about the environmental impact and are pledging to disrupt the process.
Elaine Willcox reports.
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The first half of the new working week looks settled. Mainly dry, winds light and feeling warm in any sunshine
More cloud and higher risk of showers on Sunday, feeling cooler. High pressure in control into next week with many areas fine and dry.
Generally dry and settled. Cloudier with showers on Sunday.