More drilling at protest site?

Energy firm Cuadrilla has submitted plans to carry out "flow tests" at a West Sussex site which has been the focus of anti-fracking protests. The final cost for policing the protests is likely to reach £4m after 125 arrests over 65 days.

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BREAKING NEWS: Police wind-up fracking operation

Police said they are winding up their operation overseeing anti-fracking protests in West Sussex as the final cost to taxpayers is expected to hit around £4 million.

Energy company Cuadrilla has been spending the week clearing the site at Balcombe after completing its exploratory oil drilling earlier this month.

Although no hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been taking place, the village has been thrust to the forefront of anti-fracking protests over the past two months.

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