In the distance: A view of London from Primrose Hill in the north of the capital, as high levels of air pollution are continuing to affect parts of the UK
Emergency services were hit by a surge in 999 calls yesterday as the deadly smog tightened its grip on Britain. Complaints about breathing problems rocketed and people were urged to avoid strenuous outdoor activity as the fumes enveloped many parts of the country. David Cameron, who abandoned his regular morning jog, was criticised for dismissing the potent cocktail of toxic particles, factory pollution and dust from the Sahara as a ‘naturally occurring weather phenomenon’. More