"Epa, Epa, Eeeepaaaaa" – Grampa Simpson.
Lord Howell of Guildford has suggested the "desolate" north east would be the perfect place for fracking, and you can really see what he means.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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