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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.

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"Doddery" lords going "gaga" should retire, says MP

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell Credit: John Stilwell/Press Association Images

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell has hit out at comments by Lord Howell that parts of the North East are "desolate" and a perfect area for fracking for underground gas.

He said Lord Howell showed why "doddery lords who are going gaga should retire, and the sooner the better."

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