Today's announcement that the government is to allow generous tax incentives to encourage 'fracking' has had a very mixed response.
Fracking is the method of releasing natural gas from rock deep beneath the earth's surface, and there are reserves in both Kent and Sussex. Alison MacKenzie reports.
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One year after the general election, this is Jeremy Corbyn's first big electoral test. Phil Hornby reports.