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Community groups unite in fracking protest

Scores of people have marched through North Derbyshire to protest against fracking.

Community groups from across the area and beyond joined forces to raise awareness of their campaign.

They are calling for an end to all plans to drill for shale gas anywhere in the country. Lisa Adlam reports.


Councillors set to decide on further fracking plans

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Anti-fracking campaigners in Nottinghamshire are lobbying councillors to reject an application for exploratory shale gas drilling across the region today.

The Dart Energy firm want approval to search sites between Barnby Moor and Blyth in Bassetlaw. The Planning Officer has made a recommendation that the plans be approved.

It's the second shale gas application in the area after the first at Misson Springs was approved in November.


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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.

Anti-fracking protests in Lichfield, full report

Protesters forced their way into the offices of an oil and gas exploration company in Lichfield today. They locked themselves to filing cabinets using bicycle locks.

The protest was part of a day of action by the No Dash For Gas group, who are opposed to the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as 'fracking'.

The company says work at its headquarters continued as normal and that everything they do is legal, approved and safe.

Callum Watkinson reports.

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