Almost half of the protesters facing court action after the anti-fracking protests in Sussex last year have had the charges against them dropped.
There were huge demonstrations at Balcombe when the energy company Cuadrilla was given a licence for test drilling for gas - or oil. Fracking was NOT carried out.
But many prosecutions have been abandoned for lack of evidence.
Today, protesters criticised the way police made arrests. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has written an open letter to the the Force's Chief Constable seeking reassurance about how protests against live animal exports are policed.
Ann Barnes says the letter system will be used on issues which have a high degree of public interest.
It follows several protests at the port of Ramsgate after live animals were allowed to be transported through there last year.
Ann Barnes says the letter does n't imply any wrong doing by Kent Police and she is taking the action on the basis of significant public interest.
A protest will be held in Portsmouth later against working practices at Condor Ferries. The RMT Union says some workers from the Ukraine are paid £2.35 an hour. The union says that amounts to 'poverty wages'. However the ferry firm says it abides by employment law.
Pete Norris, of the PCS union, says border controls at Dover are "not as secure as they could be".
UK Border Agency staff are picketing the Port of Dover in this lunchtime. They're striking in a row over pensions and job cuts. Union members say they're having to work longer for a lower pension and claim they don't have enough staff to keep the borders safe.
Our reporter John Ryall is in London with off duty police officers from Kent, protesting over budget cuts and pensions.
Despite the picket line, Dover Port is reporting no significant queues as UK Border Agency staff strike.