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Air pollution link to 59 West Berkshire deaths in 2010

FIFTY-NINE deaths in West Berkshire in 2010 could have been linked to air pollution levels locally, new research released this week has suggested.

Public Health England has issued estimates of the number of people who die in different local authorities owing to long-term exposure to man-made particulate air pollution (PM2.5).

For West Berkshire, it estimated that it contributed to 5.5 per cent of the 1,074 deaths of those aged over 25 in that year.

Authors of the study said people whose death was hastened by pollution lost an average of 10.6 years of their lives.

However, the district had the lowest percentage estimate ...

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Penalty Charge Notices ‘below national average’

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Shoplifter used baby’s buggy – court

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Easter Sunday basket overflowing with colourful events in Newbury and beyond

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Crinkle the cute Sharpei cross seeks tail-waggingly good home

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Out and about with My Newbury

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Village receives flooding apology

A THAMES Water boss gave Great Shefford villagers an unqualified apology forn the way ...

Thatcham man fined for drugs

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Easter Saturday’s event listings

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Charlie Dimmock sets tails wagging at Hermitage dog show

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Sunshine, thrills and spills at Lambourn’s big day out

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Newbury wife speaks of “pride” after family man dies following marathon

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Newbury parkrun dedicated to marathon runner

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Good result for first Ofsted rating at Thatcham children’s centre

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Tee up for charity at Prior’s Court annual golf day

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Police hunt gang following attack in Newbury

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Partners of Purley cyclists who died in collision speak out following sentencing

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Purley man jailed for over 10 years after pleading guilty to death of cyclists

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Celebrities and ex-footballers confirmed for The Big Match

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Security alert for lorry drivers after A34 Burghclere diesel theft

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Thatcham fish and chip shop gutted in blaze

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Car club joins in bid to raise £10,000 for wheelchair for schoolgirl

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Four times over the limit drink driver careered through Newbury streets – court

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Remember to register for European MEP vote

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Kingsclere’s neighbourhood plan presented at annual parish meeting

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West Berkshire Jobseeker’s figure drops 42 per cent in 12 months

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Greenham control tower sold to parish council

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Former airman went berserk and resisted arrest, court told

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Greenham Common Trust to match fund cancer charity donations

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Donations in memory of Newbury marathon runner hit £60,000

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Destroyed boat recovered from canal

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Air ambulance called to Thatcham last night (Tuesday)

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Firefighters issue barbecue safety warning following Tilehurst fire

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Market Place to host free music event this month

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Man hospitalised in Thatcham Broadway attack

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Newbury Civic Award honours for homeless centre volunteers

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Villagers lobby MP over library plans

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Thatcham man’s drug deals were for ‘social supply’ only, court is told

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Therapy centre opens in Thatcham today (Tues)

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Four arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Thatcham

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Former Tadley man’s book commended by Lord Carey

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Burghclere playground equipment affected by fallen fir tree

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