Energy firm Cuadrilla have said started testing equipment ahead of exploratory drilling for gas at a site near Balcombe in West Sussex last night, the company confirmed. A spokesperson said:
Testing of equipment started last night but we haven't started drilling yet.
Campaigns against the controversial method have now entered a ninth day. Drilling could begin as early as later today.
More top news
A challenge to the decision not to take further action against Sir Cliff Richard over alleged sex offences has been dismissed.
Theodore Liang will launch his own fashion line next year while taking acting and dance classes.
A zoo is in mourning after all of its penguins were killed by an outbreak of malaria in just nine days.