What Really Happened in Balcombe?
The Corrections re-visits four news stories which left the public with an incomplete picture about what really happened.
The Corrections re-visits four new stories which left the public with an incomplete picture about what really happened.
In 2013 the West Sussex village of Balcombe was the site of a showdown between anti-fracking protesters and the energy company Cuadrilla. Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into rock at high pressure to fracture it and release oil or gas that’s trapped there. It’s controversial.
But, in fact, there was no fracking in Balcombe that summer.
So why did the "battle" there become such a significant national news story?
Produced and presented by Jo Fidgen and Chloe Hadjimatheou.