A formal complaint has been lodged about a BBC interview with the chief executive of the shale gas company, Cuadrilla.
Cuadrilla said this morning it had finished drilling the UK’s second horizontal shale gas well and would soon prepare for hydraulic fracturing at the site in Lancashire. The announcement coincided with news that a hose pipe ban for residents in the county would begin on 5 August.
A local newspaper supplement about shale gas in the East Midlands has attracted three formal complaints to the advertising watchdog.
A fund has opened in memory of Steve Becker, the journalist from BBC Radio Lancashire, who died on his way to the final day of the Cuadrilla fracking inquiry.