August 2011

Baroness warns over Islington pollution

An Islington-based MEP has issued a stark warning over dangerous levels of air pollution - which experts say are killing hundreds in the borough each year.

Baroness Sarah Ludford Liberal Democrat MEP for London who lives in Islington spoke out after the European Union decided to take no action despite London exceeding its legal limits for dangerous airborne particles.

The former Islington councillor said: "It's like the UK's bad air 'criminal record' is being wiped clean but from now on there is no reprieve."

The clean-up of London’s rivers will continue, vows London MEP

Sarah campaigns to clean up the river Thames with Liberal Democrat London Assembly member Dee DooceyThe Rivers Thames and Wandle have been named in the top ten most improved UK rivers in a list published today by the Environment Agency.

Painstaking efforts have been made to improve sewage systems increase regulation on polluting industries and boost water quality