About 50 people from the West Sussex village of Balcombe joined a protest this morning against imminent tests at a nearby oil site.
The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, told anti-fracking campaigners at a rally in Westminster that the Labour Party stood in solidarity with them. And he predicted opposition to fracking would be a key issue at the next election.
Data released today suggests that UK councils have invested more than £9 billion from staff pension funds in fracking companies, despite opposition to the process.
Europa Oil and Gas is seeking more time to drill and test a well at its exploration site near Leith Hill in Surrey.
Protests have closed the IGas shale gas exploration site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire.
A retired academic has won a long-running legal challenge against Glasgow University which withdrew his email address and access to online journals.
Rain failed to stop opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans for Roseacre Wood from gathering for a rally outside the re-opened inquiry this morning.