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London's air quality 'the best for a decade'

It may be a small start but London has finally managed to improve its air pollution record by targeting the most polluted roads.

Over the last decade the capital broke its annual nitrogen dioxide limit within the first week of every year.

But in 2018, London has managed a whole fortnight without breaking it. However, City Hall has warned we're expected to exceed the limit by the end of January.

But I can’t stop this health crisis without more help. Londoners deserve a Government that wakes up to the scale of this problem and delivers tough new air quality legislation so that legal limits are met all year round.

Instead of shamefully blocking the capital from accessing the new National Clean Air Fund, the Government should be helping me deliver a vehicle scrappage scheme to firmly and fairly get the filthiest cars off our roads now.

– SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON