44 UK cities fail pollution tests

The WHO has reported that 44 of the UK’s 51 cities and towns listed on its air quality database have air considered too dangerous to breathe.

Edinburgh to consider diesel surcharge

Edinburgh's Parking Action Plan will present a new consultation on whether diesel vehicles should incur a parking permit surcharge.

Developers not prioritising walking infrastructure

A new report has argued that access to walking infrastructure is not a priority for developers building new homes.

Energy savings plan for dozens of Swansea buildings

Swansea Council is considering applying for funding to introduce energy saving improvements at 25 council buildings.

New green energy campaign in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a new campaign to save people money on their energy bills and help the environment.

New litter partnership for Keep Britian Tidy

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is to work with Coca-Cola to boost litter prevention and inspire volunteers to keep the UK clean.

Fly-tipping costing taxpayers £58 million

Over one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England last year.

Glasgow’s commercial waste pilot to get city-wide roll-out

Glasgow City Council's pilot project to tackle issues around commercial waste in the city centre is to be rolled out further.

Government climate change plans target draughty homes

The government’s Clean Growth Strategy will target the UK’s draughtiest homes as part of its bid to cut emissions by 57 per cent by 2032.

Electric double-decker bus trial in Leeds

First Leeds has launched its trial of a new fully electric double-decker bus, following a successful trial in York.

Oxford councils propose a Zero Emission Zone

A joint proposal from Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council is seeking to introduce a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre.

£557 million for new renewable energy projects

Up to £557 million for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

Limited energy price cap for one million households

One million households will save £120 a year when Ofgem extends its prepayment safeguard tariff for more vulnerable people this winter.

Deposit refund scheme could save councils millions

Local authorities could annually save up to £35 million if a deposit refund system for drinks containers was introduced in England.

Core City leaders call for air quality action

Core City leaders and mayors have called on the government to take more action on air pollution.

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