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Hundreds in anti-fracking rally at Barkers Pool

Anti-fracking campaigners gathered in their hundreds for a rally at Barkers Pool to call for a ban on fracking and for fossil fuels to be kept in the ground. Organisers say fracking is incompatible with the government’s commitment to tackle climate change. Fracking involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into the ground at high pressure to create fissures that enable extraction of oil or gas. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield set to become fossil fuel free city

Sheffield City Council voted last week not to invest in fossil fuels putting Sheffield on target to become one of the world’s first fossil fuel free cities. Decisions to divest from fossil fuels have previously been made by both of Sheffield’s universities and other public bodies are being pressed by campaigners to make similar commitments. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Green Party Councillor Rob Murphy who supported the move.