Activists block traffic in Dublin to urge air pollution measures BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A group of transport and environmental activists have blocked traffic in Dublin’s South William Street to highlight the “urgent” need for action to address the city’s air pollution. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/activists-block-traffic-in-dublin-to-urge-air-pollution-measures-38330294.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article38330291.ece/ec671/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_2eb46523-ee58-4d76-aa1b-d5ff9809e684_1 Email A group of transport and environmental activists have blocked traffic in Dublin’s South William Street to highlight the “urgent” need for action to address the city’s air pollution. Demonstrators erected temporary traffic measures that included tables and chairs to create a car-free zone between Chatham Street and Wicklow Street for hours on Saturday. The “clean air … [Read more...] about Activists block traffic in Dublin to urge air pollution measures
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Chesterfield residents living close to the scene of a murder probe have spoken of their shock. Police are currently investigating at a property on Marsden Street after the suspected murder of a 71-year-old man named Graham Snell. Mr Snell was reported missing on Sunday, June 30 after having been last seen alive in the town centre on Wednesday. June 19. But ‘information came to light’ that changed the investigation ‘from one of a missing person to one of murder’, said police last night (Wednesday, July 3). Marsden Street is quite a busy area, with residents using it as an access point for a nearby doctor’s surgery and the adjoining main road Saltergate. One man said: “I heard there was a murder. I live just round the corner from here and it’s far too close to home, to be honest.” A woman added: “I walk through here a lot. The police have been outside the house for days. I didn’t know the man involved, but apparently he … [Read more...] about ‘It’s far too close to home’
Plans to remove traffic from parts of the old city and close roads outside of schools during drop-off and pick-up times are among the schemes being looked at to tackle air pollution in Bristol. During a Clean Air Day event yesterday (June 20) Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees detailed the action being taken in the city to tackle the serious health challenge posed by air pollution. It comes in the same week Bristol City Council’s cabinet agreed to consult on two proposals for a clean air zone - one of which would see a charge on the most polluting commercial diesel vehicles, including buses, lorries, taxis and vans, in the city centre. The projects being looked at included "working with schools, parents and pupils to close roads to cars outside schools during drop-off and pick-up, everywhere it's possible". Mr Rees also promised to take a “fresh look” at the possibility of a workplace parking levy to raise revenue for a mass transit system. He also pledged to improve … [Read more...] about Roads outside schools could be closed to reduce air pollution
A road outside a Leicester primary school is to be closed to traffic to try to improve air quality tomorrow (June 20). Brandon Street in Belgrave will be closed so pupils from Catherine Junior School can have their classes outside in a street free of cars as part of national Clean Air Day. The school is s working with the city council and walking and cycling charities Sustrans and Living Streets, on the event. As a result Brandon Street will be closed to traffic from around 8am until 5pm. Pupils, parents and school staff will be urged to walk, cycle, scoot or skate to school and leave their cars at home. The whole school will be able to use the closed street for a morning yoga session to warm up for the day, open-air classes and playtimes in the street. poll loading Is it a good idea to ban cars outside schools? 0+ VOTES SO FAR Yes No A special event for pupils, families, staff and residents in the street will be held at the end of the school day with more fun activities – … [Read more...] about Road outside school will be closed to improve air quality
Motoring by Press Association 15/04/2019, 12:04 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Nearly four out of five (78%) UK households with a vehicle have a supermarket filling station on their doorstep, a study has found. Some 15.2 million homes with access to a car or van are within three miles of at least one Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda or Morrisons forecourt, the RAC Foundation said. England has the highest proportion at 79%, compared with Northern Ireland (52%), Wales (69%) and Scotland (72%). Fuel sold by the big four supermarkets is typically around 3p per litre cheaper than the UK average. In February the competition watchdog warned that the planned £12 billion Sainsbury’s-Asda merger could lead to higher fuel costs at more than 100 locations where their petrol stations are in close proximity to each other. Sainsbury’s responded by promising to cap its fuel gross profit margin to no more than 3.5p per litre for five years, … [Read more...] about How many drivers live close to a supermarket petrol station?