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Fracking debate hots up in south west

Groups opposed to fracking - the controversial technique of drilling for gas - have described a government incentive as "bribery". Licences to explore in parts of Dorset, Somerset and Devon are due to issued later this year...in addition to one area of Somerset already identified.

Today the Prime Minister said councils that allow fracking will now be able to keep all the associated business rates - as well as other benefits. Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports

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Anti-fracking group 'not taking action' on second day

Anti-fracking campaign group No Dash For Gas said they have no plans for a second day of action, although groups of people may protest outside the drilling site in Balcombe, West Sussex.

Today we are not taking action.

We are having meetings and deciding what to do next. But we will be coming back, it is not a sprint, it's a marathon.

– Ewa Jasiewicz, No Dash For Gas

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