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Greater Manchester celebrates World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day sees staff and customers at Hulme Community Garden Centre get into the spirit!

'Winter Hill, Lancashire' by Flickr user Robert Wade

Natural Capital

Anne Selby talks to Mark Hillsdon about improving the city region's natural environment through partnership working.

Trees in hard landscapes – Getting it right in Greater Manchester

Matthew Millett reports from the Trees in Hard Landscapes event taking place at Manchester Museum’s Kanaris Lecture Theatre.

Hello blossom

Happiness? It’s growing on trees

As new research again shows a direct link between street trees and mental wellbeing, is it time to put renewed efforts into safeguarding Greater Manchester’s urban canopy?

Future climate in focus as 2014 sets new record temperature

As news breaks of another record-setting year for the global climate, what does the climate shift mean for our towns and cities? A ‘Future Climate Forum’ in February will be looking for some answers.

ELGT Edinburgh Cycleway

A tale of two urban cycle tracks

The Alternative? Catherine Barlow profiles two urban cycle tracks, the Fallowfield Loop in Greater Manchester and the Innertube in Edinburgh.

Heritage Oak in Wythenshawe Park

Heritage trees get a helping hand

Greater Manchester’s heritage trees are about to get some much needed tender loving care as a result of a new project from the Red Rose Forest, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Manchester skyline by Steve Connor

Events programme launched on the ‘State of the Climate’

New events series launched to create a 'Future Climate Forum' for the Northwest. Dan Griffiths of the Northwest Climate Change Partnership explains more.

Ian Wray’s proposed Pennines National Park

Framing the future, with IPPR’s Great North Plan

How do we address huge disparities in infrastructure funding between London and the South East and the rest of Britain? Perhaps we need a Great North Plan.

Grow Wild - A Tale of Two Cities

Winning Wildflowers

‘Tale of Two Cities’ set to receive £120,000 Big Lottery Funding as it’s unveiled as Grow Wild’s England flagship project

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