Over 60 per cent of people in England live in areas with illegal levels of air pollution, according to new analysis by the Labour party.

Labour accused the government of “dodging responsibility” when it comes to tackling pollution, after its air quality strategy was branded unlawful three times in UK courts.

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Air pollution has been linked with around 40,000 deaths every year in the UK, and is thought to be associated with everything from respiratory problems to dementia.

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