Fracking is a technique used to release gas and oil from shale rock.
- It involves drilling down before fracturing layers of rock using a pressurised liquid.
- Water, sand and chemicals injected into the rock then allow gas to be released.
- The process enables petroleum, natural gas and other substances to be extracted.
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A band of rain pushing in overnight, bringing with it the odd spot of coastal and hill fog, but things should improve by tomorrow.
Local authorities said the move is necessary to "avert the growing number of deaths and increasing harm linked to psychoactive substances".
Sunny and bright spells for most of us this afternoon, feeling pleasantly warm.