Londoners should avoid unnecessary car journeys after pollution alert


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued a high pollution alert for the U.K. capital.

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LONDON — Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has issued a high pollution alert for the U.K. capital, telling those with lung and heart problems to “avoid physical exertion” for its duration.

In a statement, authorities said London was experiencing “imported pollution from the continent alongside a build-up of local emissions.” The high pollution alert was issued Tuesday and also covers March 23 and 24. It is the first since August 2020.

“I’m urging Londoners to look after each other by choosing to walk, cycle or take public transport, avoiding unnecessary car journeys,…


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