The planning decision due this week on proposals to drill for oil and gas near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey has been deferred.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has breached rules on monitoring the flare at its Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.
Guest weekend long read: Lancashire Police tipped off benefit officials about disabled anti-fracking protesters
In this guest post, John Pring, of the Disability News Service, reports on how Lancashire police sent information to a government department about disabled anti-fracking protesters. He also investigates accusations that the force repeatedly targeted vulnerable people at protests.