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Minister warns of fracking shake

Energy Minister Michael Fallon appears to have contradicted his own public claims that fracking would not ruin the countryside after apparently joking the controversial drilling process could cause houses' walls to shake.

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Clegg to visit North East after Tory peer fracking gaffe

Nick Clegg is planning to visit the north east later this week. Credit: PA Wire

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is planning to visit the North East later this week to promote green jobs in the wake of Lord Howell's gaffe.

The former Government energy adviser suggested fracking could be used in "desolate" north east England without any impact on the surrounding environment.

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