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Investigation underway after pollution kills 1000 fish

It's feared a stream near Gatwick Airport could takes years to recover fully, after pollution killed up to 1000 fish.

High levels of ammonia were detected in a tributary of the River Mole at Horley.

Mature specimens of Barbel, Chub and Pike were among the fish found dead.

Investigations are underway to find the source of the pollution, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Huge billboard singles city out for high pollution levels

Billboard's biting message criticises pollution levels

It has been described as one of the most polluted cities in the country - and now Southampton is being shamed into taking more action - by a billboard.

Pollution is responsible for 110 deaths in the city each year. And it's estimated to cost the local NHS an annual 50 million pounds.

Emissions from traffic and Southampton Port. has prompted the Clean Air Initiative to create a new sign to get their message across. Sam Holder reports.

Controversial air pollution billboard hits Southampton

The billboard has a stark message

A controversial billboard which criticises the high levels of pollution in Southampton has been put up on one of the city's roadsides.

Pollution levels have been said to be responsible for one hundred and ten deaths in Southampton every year. The poster was paid for by the Healthy Air Campaign - members want to raise awareness of the threat posed by air pollution. According to NHS figures, pollution costs the city's health service fifty million pounds each year. Andrea Lee from the Healthy Air Campaign told ITV more about their aims.

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Moves to improve air quality in towns and cities

The scheme will include cities such as Southampton Credit: PA

There are calls for all local authorities to be given the power to charge drivers for entering towns and cities, to improve air quality. In December the Environment Department published details on bringing in clean air zones in cities like Southampton by 2020. It's aimed at discouraging the most polluting vehicles.

Is noise just annoying - or driving you mad?

Now it might be just annoying - or it could be driving you mad. Noise is a widespread problem and, in an increasingly hectic world, it's probably only going to get worse.

So how could it affect you? ITV's Tonight programme has commissioned a new noise map identifying the worst problem areas.

Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports.

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