2nd April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day three – afternoon evidence A former oil engineer arrested at protests outside Cuadrilla’s exploration site at Balcombe told his trial this afternoon that fracking was a “folly” and a “false promise”.
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Police did not give group of Balcombe anti-fracking protesters written details of protest conditions
2nd April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day three – morning evidence A group of anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a sit down protest near the gate of Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe were not given written notices of where they could legally demonstrate, a court heard […]
1st April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day two – afternoon evidence A police officer on duty at the Balcombe anti-fracking demonstrations described this afternoon how he used the pressure point technique on a campaigner taking part in a sit-down protest.
“Controls on Balcombe anti-fracking protest designed to prevent disruption to Cuadrilla” – defence lawyer tells trial
1st April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day two – morning evidence The temporary chief constable of Sussex was accused this morning of agreeing to controls on the Balcombe anti-fracking protests for six days last summer to prevent disruption to the oil exploration company, Cuadrilla.
31/3/14 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in its latest report that health, homes, food and safety are likely to be threatened by rising temperatures. Chris Field, co-chair of the IPCC working group, said: “The report concludes that people, societies, and ecosystems are vulnerable around the world, but with […]
1st April 2014 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions and statements on the discussions about shale gas at the European Council and Nuclear Security Summit. With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 26/3/14 Statement to the House of Commons by David Cameron The Council agreed to encourage that by doing more to […]
31st March 2014 Section 14 trial: Day one – afternoon evidence Police feared environmental campaigners might break into Cuadrilla’s drilling site at Balcombe and climb the rig during the No Dash for Gas climate camp in August last year, a court heard this afternoon.
31st March 2014 Section 14 trial: Day one – morning evidence An anti-fracking campaigner at last summer’s protests at Balcombe lost consciousness after police used the pressure point arrest technique on him, a court heard this morning.
31/3/14 The Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, Katy Bourne, announced last week that the Home Office would pay for the policing of any future shale gas protests in Sussex. It also agreed to contribute to the cost of last summer’s demonstrations at Balcombe.
31st March 2014 The trial starts today of nine more people arrested at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests on the same day as Caroline Lucas MP. (Her week-long trial, along with that of Ruth Potts, Ruth Jarman, Sheila Menon and Josef Dobraszczyk, ran out of time on Friday and […]