"We encourage people to take sensible precautions based on the levels of air pollution in their region and their health, such as reducing or avoiding strenuous activity and ensuring they have access to their usual medication, such as asthma inhalers," said a spokesman. … [Read more...] about Supreme court may force UK to act on air pollution
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Mr Findlay then asked: “Does he say that he fell asleep and his impression is she had choked in some way and he thought she was dead. He started to do something about it, but there was nothing he could do because he was dead?” … [Read more...] about Teen accused of killing girl, 13, ‘said she died in his arms after giving her Ecstasy’
Alpesh Paleja, lead economist at the CBI, said: 'The furlough scheme has proved effective at insulating workers and businesses in some of the worst-hit sectors during the pandemic, but these findings reinforce fears that many job losses have been delayed rather than avoided.' … [Read more...] about Pizza Express will shut 73 of its 449 restaurants – one in six of its UK sites – with 1,100 jobs under threat as cost saving plans are approved by creditors
"Fighting change are a few people in government who have either failed to understand that long-term exposure to air pollution is the biggest public health risk after smoking or they simply don't care and want to cover-up the issue for as long as possible. It is much worse than most of us have realised. It is one of the biggest public health failings for decades," says Simon Birkett, a former banker who set up the campaigning group Clean Air in London (CAL) in 2009. Joan Walley MP, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, despairs: "It's a scandal that the same number of people are dying of air pollution in London now as back in the 1950s. The Government needs to step in." … [Read more...] about UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?
Like its Essex cousin, there have been difficult moments with storm and fire damage over the decades, and it fell into disrepair and subsequently shut. Now it’s been refurbished for the 21st century with a “funland” at the entrance and more entertainment facilities planned, including underwater webcams to view marine life. … [Read more...] about Take a deep breath of the beautiful sea air and join the jetty set at Britain’s peerless piers