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Doctors lead campaign to cut pollution danger from diesel cars

Commuters on some underground lines are the most exposed to poor air quality, researchers found

Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health workers are calling on the Prime Minister to take action to get polluting diesel vehicles off the UK's roads as soon as possible.

3:29pm Tuesday 14 February 2017

'Final warning' for UK over breaches of air pollution standards

The European Commission says the UK has failed to address repeated breaches of legal air pollution limits in 16 areas including London

The UK faces being taken to court over air pollution after the European Commission sent a "final warning" for repeated breaches of legal limits in parts of the country.

1:27pm Wednesday 15 February 2017

Mayor 'may ban highest polluting cars from London streets'

Certain vehicles may be banned from the capital to cut pollution

Certain cars could be entirely banned from London's streets in an effort to combat the city's "toxic" air, mayor Sadiq Khan has hinted.

1:26pm Sunday 19 February 2017

Tiny plastic 'nurdles' discovered on 73% of beaches in nationwide search

Tiny plastic pellets found at Tregantle Cove in Newquay (Fidra/PA)

A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.

12:11am Friday 17 February 2017

People couldn't stop complaining about the husky voices in the first episode of SS-GB

People couldn't stop complaining about the husky voices in the first episode of SS-GB

It’s another BBC drama where you’ll need to slam on those subtitles.

10:33am Monday 20 February 2017

London issued with first 'very high' pollution alert under new warning system

The cold, still air is causing a rise in air pollution in the capital and many other parts of the country

The first "very high" pollution alert has been issued for London by mayor Sadiq Khan, under a new system for warning people about poor air quality.

1:22pm Monday 23 January 2017

UN expert: Britain's air pollution crisis threatens children's human rights

Air pollution is blamed for 30,000 to 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK

Air pollution which plagues the UK threatens the human rights of children, a United Nations expert has warned.

2:06pm Tuesday 31 January 2017

Diesel drivers face 50% price hike to park in central London

Westminster Council hopes the increase will make diesel drivers think twice about bringing their cars to central London

Diesel drivers will be charged an extra 50% to park in a central London area in a bid to cut the air pollution which has blighted the capital.

6:48am Saturday 28 January 2017

UK needs 'Green Guarantee' to protect environment after Brexit

The Green Party's Caroline Lucas warned the UK's environmental policies face a 'cocktail of threats' from Brexit

The UK's environmental policies face a "cocktail of threats" from Brexit, it has been warned.

12:15am Monday 13 February 2017

Funding cuts 'will push public parks back into era of neglect'

Parks help build communities, tackle climate change and boost healthy lifestyles, MPs say

Public parks are at a "tipping point" with budgets to maintain them cut by up to 97%, a report by MPs has warned.

12:08am Saturday 11 February 2017
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