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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