Business Secretary Vince Cable said it was "reasonable" to offer tax breaks for controversial fracking in a bid to to encourage exploration of an unconventional energy resource in the UK.
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The heavy showers will ease off this weekend.
Labour MPs are attempting to build a consensus for a single challenger to Corbyn, while the big game in the Tory Party is Stop Boris.
Hefty showers and longer, slow moving downpours into this evening and again on Saturday - some lively with thunder.