IGas has confirmed that it has delivered most of the drilling equipment to its Tinker Lane shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire Police has introduced restrictions on where and when people can protest outside the IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane, near Blyth.
Campaigners assemble model rig outside government department in protest at shale gas planning changes
Opponents of government plans to fast-track shale gas exploration assembled a 4m model drilling rig in Westminster this morning.
A resident from Harthill in South Yorkshire is bringing a legal challenge over the decision to approve exploratory drilling by Ineos in the village.
DrillOrDrop investigates the costs of a long-running planning battle over Surrey oil drilling plans which ended suddenly last week.
A judge at the High Court in London has granted an interim injunction to IGas for sites in the East Midlands and Cheshire.
The first shale gas exploration scheme in Derbyshire has been approved.