May 26, 2015 - A systematic review of studies on active transportation showed evidence that a mode shift to active transport resulted in reductions in all-cause mortality, CVD, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, cancer, falls or impaired mental health. more >
May 26, 2015 - Three million front gardens across Britain have been completely paved over since 2005, according to data from charity the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The number of paved-over, plant-free front gardens in the UK has tripled in 10 years, from 1.5 million to 4.6 million.
The RHS has launched its Greening Grey Britain initiative as it calls for a reversal of the alarming trend.
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May 26, 2015 - England’s 'economic heartland' is seeking devolved powers to boost economic growth in a ground-breaking alliance between Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire
A report to be heard before the county council’s cabinet next month will hear how the alliance will press Government to help break down barriers to bring increased prosperity to the region. more >
May 26, 2015 - A City Devolution Bill will be one of the highlights of the impending Queen’s Speech, chancellor George Osborne has confirmed. There will also be a pledge to build more than 200,000 starter homes for first-time buyers, which will be sold at a 20 per cent discount to people under the age of 40.
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