Tag Archives: Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

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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Sadiq Khan plans world’s first ultra-low emissions zone with new daily charges for swathes of London 

More than 150,000 Londoners with the most polluting cars will be hit with a daily charge to drive inside the North and South circulars from 2021, under plans announced today. Sadiq Khan set out his plans to clean up toxic … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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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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Londoners urged to leave cars at home as polluted air drifts in from Europe 

Motorists in London were to leave their cars at home on Monday as air pollution drifted in from Europe. Westminster and the City were among the worst-affected areas, along with other busy roads, while the rest of London was issued … Continue reading

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‘Shocking’ photo shows London covered in thick black layer of smog as pollution hits twice normal level 

This “shocking” photo shows London covered in a filthy layer of black smog as unusually high levels of air pollution hit the capital. The picture, taken by IT worker Pete Buckney at the top of Horniman Hill in south London, … Continue reading

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London pollution death toll to hit 2,500 

The death toll from tiny particulate pollution in London is on the brink of hitting 2,500 this year, according to new figures. At least four boroughs – Barnet, Bromley, Croydon and Ealing – have seen the deadly impact of long-term … 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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