London needs a clean air revolution

The capital needs to equal the ambition of the Clean Air Act 1956 to tackle its current air pollution menace, says campaigner Simon Birkett

Simon Birkett has campaigned to improve London's air quality for a decade. Photograph: Headshot LondonMayor of London Sadiq Khan opened consultation on an action plan to fight London’s toxic air pollution on 5 July, the sixtieth anniversary of the first Clean Air Act. It is the largest package of measures against diesel fumes ever put forward for a city.

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