The issue of fracking is being highlighted on Teesside after it was confirmed that the process could take place there, as well as in parts of North Yorkshire.
Shale gas is present beneath western Redcar, covering South Bank and Grangetown, as well as in Stockton.
Unsurprisingly, it has caused controversy, with some saying fracking is not welcome in the North East, while others claim it could be the boost needed in areas of high unemployment. Our Teesside Correspondent Rachel Bullock reports:
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Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells for the rest of Saturday. Cloudier, cooler with the risk of rain/drizzle into Sunday