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Vivienne Westwood arrives at Lancashire fracking site

Vivienne Westwood at preston fracking site in Lancashire

Published by Alice Sofield at 12:53pm 16th October 2018 (Updated 3:17pm 16th October 2018)

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has arrived at the fracking site on Preston New Road.

She was back over here in Lancashire in 2015 - when Lancashire County Council voted against the process. However that motion was then overruled by the high courts.

Vivienne Westwood has today, on Wednesday 16th October 2018, returned to Preston to join anti-fracking protesters on Preston New Road.

It comes as fracking began yesterday by Cuadrilla. An injunction was put forward by a campaigner, when the announcement came out recently, that drilling would start soon - it was quickly overruled. 

It had been rumoured that Vivienne was to follow in Theresa May's footsteps and bust some moves to Abba's 'Dancing Queen' as she walks down Preston New Road - she most certainly delivered! 

 

Protesters against the shale gas company are still standing their ground outside the site - even more so today with the arrival of such a famous face. Campaigners hope, with Vivienne standing beside them, their voices will be heard more than ever as fracking continues to take place in Lancashire. 

Here's what Vivienne had to say: 

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