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Some of the designs in Mimi's collection, which won the Kingston fashion student a national award (Credit: Kingston University)

A graduate from Kingston University has won an award in the Graduate Fashion Foundation 2021 Awards for the Considered Fashion Prize, which addresses sustainability and responsible design.

Mimi Simpson, 21, created a sustainable and gender-fluid collection using reclaimed clothing and upholstery collected from charity shop Mary's Living and Giving in Teddington and donations received from the wider Kingston community.

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Air pollution from a factory. Kingston Council has signed up to a new scheme to monitor air pollution in places around the borough (Credit: Anne Nygard via Unsplash)

Kingston Council has become one of the first London boroughs to join Breathe London, which will see them trialling an air pollution scheme that collects data from areas around school streets.

Breathe London was set up by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in September 2020 and its website displays air quality levels from 195 sensors dotted around London.

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