Hearths on fire: UK residents incensed by pollution from wood burners


Neighbours’ disputes become increasingly heated as new data reveals wood burning causes more pollution than traffic

If you’re looking to perfect your rural idyll, you can’t go wrong with a wood burner. A mainstay of glamorous Instagram “cottagecore” accounts and Airbnb listings with a cachet somewhere between an Aga and a yurt, they produce a mood of peace and warmth that glows as softly as their embers.

But lately, some of their owners have ascended the temperature scale from cosy to hot and bothered – and so have their neighbours.

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