Senior Peer says "Desolate" North East best place for fracking. Full Report:

Senior Conservative Peer Lord Howell has sparked fury suggesting that parts of the North East were desolate. See Kenny Toal's full report here

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Desolate NE fine for fracking

Fracking should be carried out in the North East of England where there are "large, desolate areas", says former energy secretary Lord Howell of Guildford.