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Westminster schools to be protected by new ‘no-pollution zones’

Primary schools in Westminster will be protected by “no-pollution zones” under plans announced today. The council has promised to invest £1 million in creating pollution barriers around its primary schools. The clean air fund aims to cut harmful emissions by … 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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Killer pollution in City hits top ‘black’ alert level 

Pollution in the City hit the top “black” alert as the latest figures showed tiny killer toxins in London’s air still claiming more than 3,000 lives a year. A spike of particulate pollution reached a “very high” in Upper Thames … 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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Mapped: Where is air pollution killing the most people?

Over 28,000 people die from air pollution in the UK every year, according to government statistics. Air quality is a significant issue in the UK, with 38 of Britain’s 43 air quality zones exceeding EU safety limits for nitrogen dioxide, and … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Which areas of west London emit most pollution?

Harrow is one of the greenest areas in the UK when it comes to emissions of CO2, new figures have revealed. According to figures published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, just 3.4 tonnes of CO2 per head … Continue reading

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Almost all London boroughs failed EU air pollution limit for toxic NO2 gas

Bromley and Sutton only two boroughs to meet limit set for nitrogen dioxide gas linked to respiratory health problems, data shows All but two of London’s boroughs are exceeding EU limits for a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers … Continue reading

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‘Idling’ motorists in Westminster to face £20 fines

Motorists in Westminster who sit in a stationary car with the engine running and refuse to turn it off are to be fined £20. The move reflects concerns from local residents and businesses about air quality, Westminster City Council said. … Continue reading

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