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Fracking protests to continue

Anti-fracking protesters will maintain a presence outside an exploratory drilling site following two days of direct action against the energy company carrying out the work.

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Fracking row grows across the UK

The row over fracking in the UK started in Lancashire, when a small earthquake in Blackpool was linked to the controversial practice.

Fracking in that area stopped for technical reasons. Some local communities are keen that it does not return, whilst politicians want proper regulation to ensure its safety.

Science Editor Lawrence McGinty brought together local residents and experts to discuss the issue, which many communities across the UK are currently facing.

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