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Oxford Street to be car-free by 2020 in bid to tackle air pollution

Oxford Street will be pedestrianised by 2020, the Mayor of London’s office has announced. The central London shopping hub is one of the busiest in the capital and is visited by more than four million people a week, according toThe … Continue reading

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The area where London is a world-leader: its polluted air

Across Europe, Britain’s capital leads the way for the wrong reason. London has been voted the most desirable place to work in the world, it’s the second most visited city on the planet and was recently crowned the most innovative … Continue reading

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London drivers urged to turn off engines in bid to tackle air pollution

Plans announced by Boris Johnson would see the capital’s drivers encouraged by signs and volunteers to turn off their engines in traffic jams London drivers will be encouraged by volunteers and signs to turn off their engines in traffic jams … 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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London breaches air pollution limit for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days 

London breached its own legal limit on air pollution for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days, according to worrying new figures. Under EU rules the capital is allowed to exceed the maximum safe levels of nitrous oxide … Continue reading

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Diesel fumes ‘biggest health catastrophe since Black Death’ as London exceeds yearly air pollution levels 

Diesel exhaust fumes are causing the biggest health catastrophe since the Black Death, a campaign group has claimed, as new figures show air pollution limits for the whole year have been breached in just eight days in London. European Union … Continue reading

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London takes just one week to breach annual air pollution limits 

Parts of the capital have already breached EU hourly limits for nitrogen dioxide pollution which causes thousands of premature deaths each year London has already breached annual pollution limits just one week into 2016, and only weeks after the government … Continue reading

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The lethal effects of London fog

After the Great Smog of 1952 killed up to 12,000 Londoners, the country cleaned up its act. But today, pollution of another kind may be just as insidious – and almost as lethal. Imagine smog so thick that you can’t … Continue reading

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