1. AIR POLLUTION: 999 CALLS ON THE RISE
Emergency services say 999 calls are on the rise as the UK endures a third day of air pollution, triggered by Saharan dust and exacerbated by European and UK emissions. The elderly, asthmatics and those with lung and heart conditions have been warned not to take brisk exercise. The smog is at its worst in London, East Anglia, the Midlands and north Wales.