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

Bristol Council votes to ban diesel cars from 2021

Under the plan, all privately-owned diesel vehicles will be banned from entering it every day between 7am and 3pm by March 2021

Children exposed to five times more harmful air pollution during school run

A new study has also found children who walked to school via back streets were exposed to the lowest levels of pollution

Boris Johnson to chair new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change

The Committee will bring together ministers responsible for domestic and international climate change policy

ULEZ: Polluting car charge cuts London’s toxic fumes by a third

A new report reveals there are now 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into central London every day

Car exhaust smoke
Local authorities offered £2m to improve air quality

They can apply for projects including electric vehicle charging points, cycling infrastructure and developing local online air quality resources

Plans submitted for plastics to hydrogen facility in Cheshire

The £7m plant is expected to treat up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day and create a local source of hydrogen

Spending Round 2019: Chancellor pledges £60m for air quality and net zero goal

Sajid Javid said leaving the EU provides an opportunity for Britain to set ‘world leading’ environmental standards

Clean Air Zones: Mayors call for £1.5bn fund to tackle air pollution

The mayors want to offer between £2,000 and £6,000 to homes and businesses to either upgrade existing vehicles or get rid of their older, polluting cars and switch to cleaner ones