30-second news: Diesel drivers may be charged more to park in Edinburgh

Owners of diesel cars in Edinburgh could be forced to pay more for parking permits in a bid to reduce harmful emissions in the city.

The city council is holding a consultation on the proposal between now and 28 January. It’s estimated that 8,000 diesel car owners in Edinburgh could be affected by the charge.

It follows a similar scheme in Islington, which charges owners of diesel cars an extra £96 a year to park outside their home.

Glasgow is set to become the first city in Scotland to introduce a low emission zone in 2018.

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