London Mayor Sadiq Khan boosts payments for van scrappage scheme

In addition, more businesses can benefit from the scheme as the eligibility criteria has been changed to include small businesses with 50 or less employees

Cardiff Council granted £21m to improve air quality

The council plans to implement various measures including a bus retrofitting programme to reduce emissions and an active travel plan to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in the city centre

Zero Emission Zone: Polluting car drivers in Oxford city centre face £10 charge

Those who fail to pay the charge could be fined up to £120 under the proposals.

Air pollution could cause ‘substantial harm to mental health’

That’s the conclusion reached in new research from UCL, which studied data from 16 countries to observe the link between harmful fumes in the air people breathe and the unseen health risks that can potentially result

Extinction Rebellion block busy road in Leicester Square in air pollution protest

Campaigners have glued themselves to concrete blocks in a bid to disrupt traffic and pressure the government to tackle the climate emergency

Red Bull energises fight against toxic air with new in-car filters

The firm aims to minimise the risk of toxic fumes for their staff – it says the level of harmful gases in a car cabin can be up to 70% higher than it is for pedestrians

Majority of Europeans want stricter measures on air quality

In a new survey, more than half of 27,000 respondents said households, car manufacturers, energy producers, farmers and public authorities are not doing enough to tackle air pollution

Living near busy, polluting roads ‘increases lung cancer risk by 10%’

New research also warns poor roadside air quality stunts children’s lung growth by up to 14%

Bristol’s polluted air ‘is killing five people every week’

That’s the alarming finding reached in a new study from King’s College London, which examined how particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide contribute to health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, cancer and strokes

Air pollution ‘to blame for 20,500 people UK deaths every year’

That’s according to the 2019 Lancet Countdown report, which forecasts climate change and air pollution will result in millions more premature deaths over the next decade