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National Trust welcomes All-Party Commission on Physical Activity

The National Trust wholeheartedly welcomes the establishment today of an All-Party Commission on Physical Activity. We believe it would hugely benefit from examining the evidence for the role of nature and the outdoors in supporting increased levels of physical activity across the population. In March 2012 we published our Natural Childhood Report – which looked…

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Is it fair? Child poverty and fair access green space

A report released today by the National Children’s Bureau reveals an ugly truth. The number of children in the UK living in poverty is on the rise. In 1971, 2 million children were deemed to be living ‘in poverty’. Today it’s 3 million. The report, ‘Greater Expectations’, isn’t just focussed on material poverty – not…

Wild things in the city: meet the interns!

She rolled, head over tail, down the grassy embankment before coming to stop in a tumbled heap beside the pavement. A passing car hooted its encouragement. Breathless, Eva jumped up. ‘I’m re-experiencing my childhood’, she laughed. ‘That was really good!’ Around her, looking suitably impressed, stood the five other new interns in the Media and…