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Nine London streets in ‘ultra-low emission’ vehicle scheme

Petrol, diesel and older hybrid cars have been banned from nine London streets in a “pioneering” scheme. Only electric cars, the newest hybrids, hydrogen vehicles and bikes or e-bikes will be allowed during the morning and evening rush hours in … Continue reading

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London boroughs to impose ultra-low emission zones

All but the cleanest vehicles to be banned from nine streets in Islington and Hackney Two London councils are to ban all but the cleanest vehicles from some areas at peak times to help tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. In the … Continue reading

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London parents could face ban on taking kids to school by car 

Parents who use a car on the school run will be fined up to £130 in parts of London to tackle air pollution and dangerous driving, the Standard has learned. The unprecedented action is being taken around two primaries and … Continue reading

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London’s black communities disproportionately exposed to air pollution – study 

Black, African and Caribbean people are exposed to higher illegal nitrogen dioxide levels than the percentage of the population they account for Black communities in London are disproportionately more likely to breathe illegal levels of air pollution than white and … Continue reading

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The truth about London’s air pollution 

Invisible pollution kills up to 9,000 people a year in the capital. But under government plans, from school gates to shopping streets, Londoners will be breathing dangerous air until 2025. What more can be done? In the morning, this traffic … Continue reading

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Revealed: The inner London schools where children breathe toxic air 

Nearly one in four school children in London are being forced to breathe air so filthy that it breaches EU legal limits, a shock report warned today. In findings which will alarm many parents, it was revealed that 328,000 pupils … Continue reading

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Five most polluted Hackney roads revealed as campaigners urge Boris Johnson to stop breaching air quality standards

Following a formal request for information from the campaign group Clean Air in London, the Mayor of London has now released data revealing the extent of air pollution on the capital’s busiest roads. Green Party Assembly Member Jenny Jones has … Continue reading

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Lungs of London schoolchildren “damaged by poor air quality”

Early findings of research into the impact of poor air quality shows that it is reducing the lung capacity of schoolchildren in London, writes Steve Eminton. The lung capacity of schoolchildren in some London boroughs is being reduced through living … Continue reading

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