Fracking protesters in court

The trial is due to begin today for a number of protesters charged with various offences during demonstrations at Balcombe in West Sussex.

Balcombe protesters go on trial

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There has been a large police presence at Balcombe Credit: Meridian

The trial is due to begin today for a number of protesters charged with various offences during demonstrations at Balcombe in West Sussex . Campaigners against fracking have been at the village since the oil and gas company Cuadrilla began exploratory drilling.