Childhood cancers have increased by more than a fifth in 10 years as experts link the rise in cases to air pollution.

The incidence of leukaemia in young Scots has risen from 27 cases in 2010 to 41 in 2019, an increase of more than 50%, according to a report into childhood cancers released by Public Health Scotland.

The figures show a 30% increase in the number of girls diagnosed with cancer compared with a 13% rise among boys.

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