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      Leeds to restrict buses, lorries and taxis, but polluting cars can keep on driving

      Leeds City Council announces plans for a Clean Air Zone to deal with the city’s air pollution, but disappointingly they fail to deal with polluting cars or vans.

      5th Dec 2017
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      Budget 2017: Removing diesel tax incentives not enough to end the UK’s toxic air

      Chancellor shows shocking disregard for nation’s health The Chancellor has shown a ‘shocking disregard for the nation’s heath’ by not delivering a budget which goes far enough to clean up the UK’s toxic air says Friends of the Earth, as … Continue reading

      22nd Nov 2017
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      Friends of the Earth calls for a ‘clean air’ budget to end the UK’s toxic air

      Friends of the Earth is calling on the Chancellor to deliver a ‘clean air’ budget to rid the UK’s towns and cities of the scourge of modern air pollution. Environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth is calling on the … Continue reading

      21st Nov 2017
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      Reported “diesel tax” right move for health – says Friends of the Earth

      Newspaper articles suggest there will be a new tax on diesel vehicles announced in the Autumn budget.

      10th Nov 2017
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      Government taken to court for third time over dirty air – Friends of the Earth reaction

      The government is being taken to court yet again over it’s failure to deal with the UK’s air pollution problem.

      7th Nov 2017
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      News release: Rail electrification in the North? …Sorry no money for the meter!

      On Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, will be helping transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the Government … Continue reading

      2nd Oct 2017
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      Hard-hitting billboard on one of Greater Manchester’s most polluted roads launches campaign for cleaner air

      #HelpBritainBreathe initiative is backed by health and environmental campaigners Campaign begins with warning to drivers stuck in traffic on A635 Ring Road Up to 80% of air pollution in pollution hotspots comes from road transport [1].

      26th Sep 2017
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      Councillor joins Levenshulme parents to call for Clean Air Everywhere

      Dozens of parents and residents in Levenshulme gathered at the Inspire community centre this weekend (Saturday 16 Sept) to discuss the problem of air pollution in the neighbourhood. They were joined by Councillor Dzidra Noor, Levenshulme ward councillor, and volunteers … Continue reading

      18th Sep 2017
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      Electric trains, not diesel trains: don’t scrap the electrification of our railways!

      The Department for Transport has slammed the brakes on their promise to electrify the UK’s railways, announcing plans to scrap work across the north, the midlands and south Wales. This means more polluting diesel trains for years to come, not … Continue reading

      10th Aug 2017
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      Levenshulme parents and Manchester Friends of the Earth air pollution investigation reveals cause for concern

      An investigation by a group of Levenshulme parents and Manchester Friends of the Earth into air pollution across Levenshulme has revealed shocking levels of air pollution. [1] If air pollution levels were as bad all year as they were for … Continue reading

      7th Aug 2017
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