Vehicle emissions in spotlight again as coroner concludes air pollution contributed to death of schoolgirl


A coroner has ruled that air pollution made a "material contribution" to the 2013 death of nine-year old Ella Kissi-Debrah, in a landmark ruling.
Air pollution now higher than pre-covid levels

Air pollution levels now higher than pre-Covid


A new report has found that air pollution now exceeds pre-pandemic levels in many UK cities, after levels dropped 38% during the first lockdown.
Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debra

Blocking 'rat runs' increases pollution, says mum


The mother of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah has claimed that the attempted curtailing of so-called "rat running" creates more pollution on main roads.
Scientists fear return to pre-lockdown pollution levels

Scientists fear return to pre-lockdown pollution


Despite a push towards walking and cycling, scientists predict that pollution in UK cities could, like in China, return to pre-lockdown levels.
Cars to be banned outside schools

Cars to be banned outside schools


Cars will be prohibited outside schools at certain times in order to protect students in polluted areas from vehicle fumes.
Petrol pumps should carry cigarette-style images of blackened lungs, says health experts

Petrol pumps to 'show images of blackened lungs'


Health experts have called on the government to add images of cigarette packet-style blackened lungs and flooded homes to petrol pumps.
Councils accused of hypocrisy over diesel after 91.6% of fleets found to run on the fuel

Council fleets found to be 91.6% diesel-powered


Local authorities have been accused of hypocrisy after it was found that councils are punishing members of the public for driving diesel vehicles
Bristol city aerial view Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol council approves plans to ban diesel cars


Bristol is on track to become the first place in the UK to issue a blanket ban on all diesel-powered cars entering its city centre.
Heathrow airport ULEz

Heathrow planning to charge for polluting cars


Heathrow Airport wants to launch an Ultra Low Emission Zone by 2022, to clamp down on what it calls "the main source of local air pollution".
Primary school pupils handing parking tickets to polluting parents

Pupils handing parking tickets to polluting parent


Students in Manchester are educating their parents about air pollution, by handing parking tickets to drivers who leave their car engine idling.
Scented candles

Scented candles 'more polluting' than busy roads


New research suggests that a burning a scented candle at home can expose you to more harmful emissions than standing next to a busy road.
Modern engines worse for the planet, better for our lungs, says study

Millions of children affected by ‘dangerous’ air


The Times has called for a new Clean Air Act after an investigation revealed air pollution around 6,500 schools exceeds recommended levels.
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

Teachers call for cars to be banned outside school


A survey of teachers has found that nearly two thirds back a ban on cars in the immediate area, in order to improve air quality.