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Revealed: thousands of children at London schools breathe toxic air 

Exclusive: 802 schools, nurseries and colleges are in areas where levels of nitrogen dioxide breach EU legal limits Tens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘final warning’ from European Commission to UK 

The European Commission has sent a “final warning” to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. Germany, France, Spain and Italy were also … Continue reading

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Diesel vehicles face charges after UK government loses air pollution case

Ministers now bound to implement new measures to cut toxic air quickly after high court ruling that current plans are so poor they are illegal Drivers of polluting diesel vehicles could soon be charged to enter many city centres across … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills hundreds in Birmingham and it’s not being cut fast enough 

Quitting the EU could make our air pollution problem even worse, it’s been claimed Attempts to clean up Birmingham’s filthy air are failing. And the problem could get even worse once the UK leaves the European Union. That’s the claim … Continue reading

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UK government accused of pursuing ‘gimmicks’ to tackle air pollution 

Green lawyers criticise government after it emerged experts were commissioned to explore whether high-tech paint could reduce NO2 levels Lawyers have accused the government of pursuing gimmicks to tackle illegal air pollution, after it emerged experts were asked to examine … Continue reading

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MPs: UK air pollution is a ‘public health emergency’ 

Cross-party committee of MPs says the government needs to do much more to tackle the crisis, including a scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars Air pollution in the UK is a “public health emergency”, according to a cross-party committee … Continue reading

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Law firm in new legal threat over UK air pollution 

The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action. In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The government said … Continue reading

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The deadly toll of city smog 

In mid-January 2016 a three-day smog covered London, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. January used to be a peak month for pea-souper smogs. Between 1952 and 1962 these killed nearly 15,000 Londoners and many people in other cities including Glasgow and … Continue reading

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