Green space

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Nearly half of English neighbourhoods ‘have less than 10% tree cover’
Analysis for Friends of the Earth also finds lower-income areas have far fewer trees than wealthier ones

Helena Horton Environment reporter

02, Mar, 2023 @11:05 AM

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Supreme court rules in favour of halting housebuilding in Shrewsbury park
Judgment handed down after five-year legal battle is landmark ruling for protection of green spaces

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

01, Mar, 2023 @5:02 PM

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Brockley residents raise £100,000 to save patch of ancient London woodland
Gorne Wood is a rare surviving fragment of an old forest and provides habitat for wildlife such as slow worms and endangered hedgehogs

Damien Gayle

28, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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If the path to wellness is either jade eggs and semen facials or a walk in green space, I’m off for a stroll | Hannah Jane Parkinson
A new study confirms the benefits of nature for good mental health, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson

Hannah Jane Parkinson

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Access to green space must be priority for land use in England, peers say
Cross-party report highlights need for greater access to natural world when deciding how to divide up land

Helena Horton Environment reporter

13, Dec, 2022 @7:53 AM

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‘We’re a thorn in their side’: the battle over green space in London’s estates
Councils are pushed to allow ‘infill’ building on land they own – but residents resist the loss of play space and open areas

Harriet Grant

04, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Bird and birdsong encounters improve mental health, study finds
Research suggests visits to places with birdlife could be prescribed by doctors to improve mental wellbeing

David Batty

27, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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A place to grow: the gardener and land owner pairings making happy unions and plenty of produce
People keen to garden but who have no outdoor space of their own are connecting with people eager to have someone work their land thanks to a new online initiative. Meet four green-fingered growers and their ‘hosts’

Lisa Bachelor

18, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A staggering 92% of England is off limits to the public. I’ve decided to take a stand | Jon Moses
Right to Roam believes people should respectfully explore the land on their doorstep: after all, we pay subsidies for a lot of it, says Right to Roam organiser Jon Moses

Jon Moses

17, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Tell us about your local green spaces and how they’re used
We would like to hear about your local green spaces and how they’re used

Guardian community team

27, Jun, 2022 @3:20 PM

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Britain ranks bottom in Europe for nature connectedness
Out of 14 nations surveyed, UK citizens measured lowest for their oneness with the natural world

Patrick Barkham

23, Jun, 2022 @12:20 PM

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Can’t face another sad salad? Here’s how to ditch the lettuce and forage for something more exciting
Lime leaves are perfect with vinaigrette; sheep’s sorrel seeds taste of lemon; and fox pee … well, steer clear of fox pee. Our expert explains what to pick, what to avoid, and how to make the most of your haul

Alys Fowler

13, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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