Leicester has worst air pollution in England

Air pollution causes 50,000 premature deaths in the UK every year and figures suggest Leicester has the worst air quality of any town in England and the 9th worst in Europe.

Today Leicester Friends of the Earth join other organisation to launch Healthy Air Leicester to campaign for action to rectify this situation.

Air pollution is believed to cause 50,000 premature deaths in the UK every year Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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