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Government reimburses £1.28m towards cost of policing Preston New Road fracking protests

Protesters line the road near the fracking site in Preston New Road Pic: Helen Rimmer Government is reimbursing Lancashire Constabulary £1.28 million towards the cost of policing the Preston New Road fracking site. Last year Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, made a Special […]

5 months ago
Fracking suspended at Preston New Road after tremor registers 2.9 on the Richter scale

Protesters line the road near the fracking site in Preston New Road Pic: Helen Rimmer Fracking has once again been halted at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site following recent seismic activity. The latest tremor at 8.30am on Monday 26 August measured 2.9 on the Richter […]

12 months ago
‘My bed moved’ – largest tremor yet at Cuadrilla fracking site felt in Preston

A fenced off area has been set up by Cuadrilla The largest tremor yet from Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site has been felt in Preston. The seismic event happened at 8.30am on Monday 26 August and registered at a […]

12 months ago
Fracking halted due to earthquake at Preston New Road site

Anti-fracking campaigners bring a lorry to a halt Pic: Friends of the Earth Fracking has been suspended at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site after a tremor last night. A spokesman said the quake was “the equivalent to a bag of shopping being dropped” […]

12 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fracking stopped after four earthquakes in 30 minutes

Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire Fracking has been suspended once again at Preston New Road after four earthquakes inside 30 minutes, one of which measured at magnitude 1.1. In a statement, Cuadrilla said the “micro […]

2 years ago
Fracking to start near Preston after legal battle fails

An anti-fracking campaigner in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall An anti-fracking campaigner in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Fracking for shale gas can now start in Lancashire after an ongoing legal battle has failed. Two wells have been drilled by […]

2 years ago
Anti-fracking campaigners march in Preston city centre

The march ended at Preston Prison Pic: Helen Rimmer The march ended at Preston Prison Pic: Helen Rimmer Hundreds of anti-fracking campaigners made their feelings known outside HMP Preston during Saturday (6 October) lunchtime. Supporters of ‘The Preston Four’ […]

2 years ago
Ruling means fracking can continue near Preston

An anti-fracking campaigner in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall An anti-fracking campaigner in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Fracking is to continue near Preston as the latest appeal against it was lost. Anti-fracking campaigners took their case to the Court […]

3 years ago
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