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Lucas 'haunted' by UK's reliance on fossil fuels

Green MP Caroline Lucas told the court she felt it was important to protest about fracking to prevent the UK from being locked into using more fossil fuels.

Green MP Caroline Lucas (centre) arrives with co-defendants and supporters at Brighton Magistrates Court in East Sussex
Green MP Caroline Lucas (centre) arrives with co-defendants and supporters at Brighton Magistrates Court in East Sussex Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ms Lucas said: "I'm haunted by the idea that my children and my children's children will turn round to me and say, 'What did you do about this overwhelming threat?'"

Her co-defendants were also cleared of both charges against them. They were Josef Dobraszczyk, 22, from Bristol; Ruth Jarman, 50, from Hook, Hampshire; Sheila Menon, 42, from north east London; and Ruth Potts, 39, from Totnes, Devon.

Read: Lucas vows to continue fight against fracking

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Lucas vows to continue fight against fracking

Green MP Caroline Lucas has promised to continue her fight to end fracking after being found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence.

"We will continue to campaign to end fracking and only celebrate when our world is on the path to a clean energy future," Ms Lucas said outside court.

She was arrested outside energy company Cuadrilla's exploratory oil drilling site in Balcombe, West Sussex, in August last year.

Read: Lucas says court judgement on protest 'not a victory'

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Lucas cleared of Balcombe anti-fracking charges

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas was arrested outside energy company Cuadrilla's exploratory oil drilling site in Balcombe, West Sussex, last August 19.

She was among a group of protesters who had linked arms outside the site, which had become a national focal point for anti-fracking protests.

During the trial at alongside four co-defendants, Lucas, 53, said she "wanted to express solidarity" by protesting peacefully. She was found not guilty of the two charges she faced - wilful obstruction of a public highway and breaching an order under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.

Sainsbury's apologises after salmonella found

Sainsbury's says it has immediately withdrawn 500g bags of SO Organic sultanas from its shelves after "low levels of salmonella were found during routine testing".

Food safety is our top priority so we immediately took this product off display and, as a precautionary measure, we are asking customers who have bought these sultanas to return them to their nearest Sainsbury’s store where they will receive a full refund.

We apologise to customers for any concern and inconvenience this causes.”

– Sainsbury's statement

Read: What is salmonella and how do you catch it?

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Sainsbury's recalls sultana range after salmonella found

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Sainsbury's has recalled its 500g SO Organic sultanas. Credit: PA

Sainsbury's is withdrawing SO Organic Sultanas as a precaution after routine testing found salmonella.

The recall applies to 500g bags, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Advice on the FSA website reads: "If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

"No other Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd products are known to be affected."

Although usually associated with meat, seafood and eggs, salmonella can also be found in fruit and veg that has been washed in dirty water.

More information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website

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