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PM favours 'cash for homes' near shale drilling sites

David Cameron said he favours cash payments to householders in compensation for the inconvenience caused by shale gas drilling near their properties.

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Anti-fracking protesters arrive in Gainsborough

Anti-fracking protesters have arrived in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire ahead of David Cameron's visit later today.

Anti-fracking protesters are voicing their opposition in Gainsborough. Credit: ITV News/Emma Wright

The Prime Minister will visit the site following the announcement that England councils that approve fracking projects will be able to keep 100% of the related business rates.

Today energy firm Total confirmed it had spent £30m on two exploration licences for the Lincolnshire town.

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