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Scunthorpe Steelworks, Tata Steel Ltd, North Lincolnshire. Caparo Merchant Bar © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Scunthorpe Steelworks, Tata Steel Ltd, North Lincolnshire. Caparo Merchant Bar
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Scunthorpe Steelworks, Tata Steel Ltd, North Lincolnshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Scunthorpe Steelworks, Tata Steel Ltd, North Lincolnshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Lunar eclipse over the SSI Redcar steelworks blast furnace. SSI have announced the plant will be mothballed, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Redcar, Co Cleveland © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Lunar eclipse over the SSI Redcar steelworks blast furnace. SSI have announced the plant will be mothballed, with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
Redcar, Co Cleveland
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

A layer of smog settling over the financial district at Canary Wharf, London. A heat wave coupled with still air, industrial pollution, vehicle emissions and dust from the Sahara desert produced high pollution levels. Levels around Tower Hamlets and remained at 7 to 8 Moderate on Tuesday. Tower Hamlets has some of the highest levels of Tuberculosis in the UK and some of the lowest life expectancy rates.  © Jason N. Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

A layer of smog settling over the financial district at Canary Wharf, London. A heat wave coupled with still air, industrial pollution, vehicle emissions and dust from the Sahara desert produced high pollution levels. Levels around Tower Hamlets and remained at 7 to 8 Moderate on Tuesday. Tower Hamlets has some of the highest levels of Tuberculosis in the UK and some of the lowest life expectancy rates.
© Jason N. Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

Solar farm being installed in Pembrokeshire in front of the Valero oil refinery, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Solar farm being installed in Pembrokeshire in front of the Valero oil refinery, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Harvesting cauliflowers in the rain, Cornwall © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Harvesting cauliflowers in the rain, Cornwall
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Solar farm being installed in Pembrokeshire in front of the Valero oil refinery, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Solar farm being installed in Pembrokeshire in front of the Valero oil refinery, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Ground mounted Photovoltaic panels at a Solar energy park on a nursery in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Ground mounted Photovoltaic panels at a Solar energy park on a nursery in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota - Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota – Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Price per litre of petrol on a garage forecourt goes down to below a £1 for the fist time as the price of oil drops. Druids Heath, Birmingham © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Price per litre of petrol on a garage forecourt goes down to below a £1 for the fist time as the price of oil drops. Druids Heath, Birmingham
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil well and wind turbines in west Texas. USA © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil well and wind turbines in west Texas. USA
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - Oil wells in the oil fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – Oil wells in the oil fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - Natural gas pipeline in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – Natural gas pipeline in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - An expansion loop in a natural gas pipeline frames an oil well in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – An expansion loop in a natural gas pipeline frames an oil well in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Wilmington, California - An oil refinery, operated by BP displaying a huge American flag. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Wilmington, California – An oil refinery, operated by BP displaying a huge American flag.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Tanker driver delivering fuel to a Shell petrol station. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Tanker driver delivering fuel to a Shell petrol station.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Stanlow Oil Refinery, Essar Energy, Ellesmere Port, Chesire. © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Stanlow Oil Refinery, Essar Energy, Ellesmere Port, Chesire.
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Watford City, North Dakota - Oil production in the Bakken shale formation. The oil boom has turned North Dakota into America's second-largest oil producer. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota – Oil production in the Bakken shale formation. The oil boom has turned North Dakota into America’s second-largest oil producer.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Pembroke Refinery, Valero Energy Corporation, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Pembroke Refinery, Valero Energy Corporation, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

An Uncle Sam figure next to a BP petrol station, Norfolk. Uncle Sam was a national personification of the power of America and a nickname for the U.S. federal government Uncle Sam is derived from two earlier symbolic figures in American folklore—Brother Jonathan and Yankee Doodle. The most famous image of Uncle Sam was created by James Montgomery Flagg where Uncle Sam wears a tall top hat and blue jacket and is pointing at the viewer. In World War I it was used for a recruiting poster with the words: I Want You For The U.S. Army  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

An Uncle Sam figure next to a BP petrol station, Norfolk. Uncle Sam was a national personification of the power of America and a nickname for the U.S. federal government Uncle Sam is derived from two earlier symbolic figures in American folklore—Brother Jonathan and Yankee Doodle. The most famous image of Uncle Sam was created by James Montgomery Flagg where Uncle Sam wears a tall top hat and blue jacket and is pointing at the viewer. In World War I it was used for a recruiting poster with the words: I Want You For The U.S. Army
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A Shell oil pipeline running through the forest and through an Ogoni village.  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

A Shell oil pipeline running through the forest and through an Ogoni village.
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local  holds the spilt oil  in his hands deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline  Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local holds the spilt oil in his hands deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria .  Leaked Oil has  spread deep into the forest .  The locals have received no compensation  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria . Leaked Oil has spread deep into the forest .
The locals have received no compensation
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

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An Ijaw woman  and her fish catch from a communal forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria.  The fish catch has dropped dramatically as  a result of oil spillage from  a nearby Shell Oil extraction  pipe  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

An Ijaw woman and her fish catch from a communal forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria. The fish catch has dropped dramatically as a result of oil spillage from a nearby Shell Oil extraction pipe
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Ijaw men who have occupied a Shell Oil distribution and capping point in the Delta region of Nigeria in protest at the continuing oil spills into community forests and lack of return of revenue from the  extraction into the region . Note the run down state of the equipement  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Ijaw men who have occupied a Shell Oil distribution and capping point in the Delta region of Nigeria in protest at the continuing oil spills into community forests and lack of return of revenue from the extraction into the region .
Note the run down state of the equipement
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell's  track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines and equipment  is pitiful  and  has been blamed for the  frequent oil spills  which have leaked more oil  than the Gulf of Mexico Spill . Nigeria. © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell’s track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines and equipment is pitiful and has been blamed for the frequent oil spills which have leaked more oil than the Gulf of Mexico Spill .
Nigeria.
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

An Ijaw woman and daughter,  and oily  deposits from  a Shell Oil spill in the forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria.  The fish catch has dropped dramatically as  a result of oil spillage from  a nearby Shell Oil extraction  pipe  © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

An Ijaw woman and daughter, and oily deposits from a Shell Oil spill in the forest around her village in the Delta region of Nigeria. The fish catch has dropped dramatically as a result of oil spillage from a nearby Shell Oil extraction pipe
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell's  track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines is pitiful  and  has been blamed for the  frequent oil spills  which have leaked more oil  than the Gulf of Mexico Spill . Nigeria. © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell oil flow station at Kolo in the Niger Delta swamps. Shell’s track record of maintenance on their ageing pipelines is pitiful and has been blamed for the frequent oil spills which have leaked more oil than the Gulf of Mexico Spill .
Nigeria.
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria .  Leaked Oil has  spread deep into the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria . Leaked Oil has spread deep into the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil flares burning of  petroleum  gas in the Delta region of Nigeria. Ogoni Land.  Local residents complain of being unable to  sleep at night due to the brightness of the flares. Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria.   A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .  The locals have received no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline © Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Shell Oil flares burning of petroleum gas in the Delta region of Nigeria. Ogoni Land. Local residents complain of being unable to sleep at night due to the brightness of the flares.
Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. A local tribesman is reflected in the oil deep in the forest .
The locals have received no compensation from Shell’s poor pipeline
© Adrian Arbib/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pound App, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pound App, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pounds, Bristol Credit Union, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pounds, Bristol Credit Union, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pounds, Bristol Credit Union, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pounds, Bristol Credit Union, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

City wide local currency Bristol Pound (BP) £B Electronic payment service, TXT2PAY Bristol Bike Project, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

City wide local currency Bristol Pound (BP) £B Electronic payment service, TXT2PAY Bristol Bike Project, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pound, Bristol Bike Project, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Pound, Bristol Bike Project, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Bike Project, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Bike Project, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Bike Project, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Bike Project, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Bike Project, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bristol Bike Project, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Street Party today no parking, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Street Party today no parking, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Street Party in Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Street Party in Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Think local boycott Tesco mural above Love Bristol Pop-Up Bakery, Stokes Croft, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Think local boycott Tesco mural above Love Bristol Pop-Up Bakery, Stokes Croft, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Sam Joseph the manager of The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Sam Joseph the manager of The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol Skipchen: a Real Junk Food Project. A community food waste cafe operating on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Staffed entirely by volunteers the serve intercepted waste food that would otherwise have gone into the bin.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bike park at Temple Meads railway station, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Bike park at Temple Meads railway station, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Food growing in planters @Bristol Science Centre, Millennium Square, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Food growing in planters @Bristol Science Centre, Millennium Square, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Green Veil wall - an ingenious method of screening the car park facility from neighboring residential views. Green walls, or vertical gardens, reduce the urban heat island effect and reduce energy consumption. Bristol Harbourside parking, Car Park, Bristol.Bristol Harbourside Car Park, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Green Veil wall – an ingenious method of screening the car park facility from neighboring residential views. Green walls, or vertical gardens, reduce the urban heat island effect and reduce energy consumption. Bristol Harbourside parking, Car Park, Bristol.Bristol Harbourside Car Park, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Footbridge, Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise zone, Temple Meads, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Footbridge, Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise zone, Temple Meads, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Horizon House, The Environment Agency building, Bristol. It is a leading example of an environmentally sustainable building, and has been awarded a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) score of over 85% Ð one of the highest-ever BREEAM ratings. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Horizon House, The Environment Agency building, Bristol. It is a leading example of an environmentally sustainable building, and has been awarded a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) score of over 85% Ð one of the highest-ever BREEAM ratings.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Phineas plastics global HQ and recycling factory, Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Phineas plastics global HQ and recycling factory, Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

MD Dan Wright at Meeting to discuss tooling. Phineas plastics , Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

MD Dan Wright at Meeting to discuss tooling. Phineas plastics , Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Phineas plastics , Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Phineas plastics , Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Phineas plastics global HQ and recycling factory, Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Phineas plastics global HQ and recycling factory, Bristol. The factory produces plastic products from its plastic moulding machines using recycled plastic waste.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Flower meadow, St Andrews Park, planted to prevent Anti Social behaviour, Bristol. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Flower meadow, St Andrews Park, planted to prevent Anti Social behaviour, Bristol.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day - the resulting crop of illicit cultivation. Tower Hamlets, East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day – the resulting crop of illicit cultivation. Tower Hamlets, East London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a Bronze age petrified forest, Powys, Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a Bronze age petrified forest, Powys, Wales.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

A giant barrel jellyfish washes up on Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a stone age petrified forest and 6,000 year old peat beds. Powys, Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

A giant barrel jellyfish washes up on Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a stone age petrified forest and 6,000 year old peat beds. Powys, Wales.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Tywyn beach, where storms revealed 6,000 year old ancient cut peat beds. Powys, Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Tywyn beach, where storms revealed 6,000 year old ancient cut peat beds. Powys, Wales.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a Bronze age petrified forest, and 6,000 year old ancient peat beds. Powys, Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a Bronze age petrified forest, and 6,000 year old ancient peat beds. Powys, Wales.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

A dog urinating. Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a Bronze age petrified forest, Powys, Wales. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

A dog urinating. Tywyn beach, where storms revealed a Bronze age petrified forest, Powys, Wales.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

Dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China
© Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

Tourists taking pictures as dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

Tourists taking pictures as dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China
© Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

London is hit by smog and high pollution levels made worse by a sand cloud from the Sahara desert. Vehicle emissions and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe have all culminated into the worst air quality of the year for the South and East of the country. Health warnings telling people not to take strenuous exercise and for people suffering lung and heart problems have been issued by the Environment Agency. The EU restricts emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and other pollutants because of their health impacts. HD Footage. © Jason N Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

London is hit by smog and high pollution levels made worse by a sand cloud from the Sahara desert. Vehicle emissions and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe have all culminated into the worst air quality of the year for the South and East of the country. Health warnings telling people not to take strenuous exercise and for people suffering lung and heart problems have been issued by the Environment Agency. The EU restricts emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and other pollutants because of their health impacts. HD Footage.
© Jason N Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

Deposits of sand from the Sahara desert on the paintwork of a 4x4. High levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert  warning of very high levels of air pollution. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Deposits of sand from the Sahara desert on the paintwork of a 4×4. High levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Smog from pollution combined with Sahara sand. Canary Wharf, London Docklands. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Smog from pollution combined with Sahara sand. Canary Wharf, London Docklands.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Low visibility due to high levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Low visibility due to high levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A Japanise Tourist wearing a face mask to protect herself from air pollution, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with car exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A Japanise Tourist wearing a face mask to protect herself from air pollution, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with car exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents of Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks wade through flood waters. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents of Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks wade through flood waters.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire .
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Fire service wade through flood waters to check on residents, Wraysbury, Berkshire .
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Residents get a humanitarian boat to their homes in Moorland, Somerset after the river Parrett breaks its banks.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

West Midlands Ambulance Service team (Hart) search for residents needing assistance, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency pump water from flooded land at Northmoor pumping station, on the Somerset levels.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Environment agency work with contractors May Gurney, part of Kier group laying sand bags at Moorland , on the Somerset levels.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The army fill sand bags at Wraysbury, Berkshire which has been flooded after the Thames burst its banks.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Sand bags and ground sheet used to protect house from flood water, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Sand bags and ground sheet used to protect house from flood water, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks .
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

A new car is parked on alloy wheels in an attempt to keep it from the rising flood waters in Moorland on the Somerset levels. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

A new car is parked on alloy wheels in an attempt to keep it from the rising flood waters in Moorland on the Somerset levels.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

A newly developed house is flooded, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks . © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

A newly developed house is flooded, Wraysbury, Berkshire after the Thames burst its banks .
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Storm waves smash into the seafront, lighthouse and seawall, Porthcawl, Wales
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk