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Encouraging walking, cycling and public transport in London

5 Dec 2018

The first ‘Ultra Low Emission Zone' (ULEZ) signs go up in London to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
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Chancellor considering "Amazon tax" for online retailers

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Creating a more level playing field for bricks and mortar retailers

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Children will live longer thanks to 'Mini Holland' cycle areas

8 Aug 2018

Better air quality will extend life-expectancy, says research

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60% of parents lack knowledge to teach children outdoor skills

2 Aug 2018

Millennial parents struggle the most
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2 Aug 2018

Levels of nitrogen fall during car-free event
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British Rider aged 5 takes home a respectable 6th Place in the Strider Cup World Championships.

25 Jul 2018

300 pint-sized riders from 15 different countries descend on Boulder Colorado, USA for the 8th annual Strider Cup World Championship.
 
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More than half of pensioners want to try extreme pursuits

30 May 2018

Pensions more likely to take up extreme sport

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Two fifths of UK children worried about air pollution

23 Apr 2018

Research released to mark start of the Big Pedal
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Government urged to stop prioritising car journeys over active travel

12 Apr 2018

In a letter sent to the UK's Transport Ministers

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60% of parents lack knowledge to teach children outdoor skills

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A study has found 60% of parents wish they were better equipped to teach their children outdoor skills.

Parents are turning to the internet to help children learn new skills because they lack the knowledge to teach them, according to survey conducted by Haven.

With summer holidays approaching, parents are worried about being unable to help them take part in outdoor activities, the research found.

Six in 10 wished they were better equipped to educate their children, with more than half admitting they feel embarrassed at how little they can pass on to their offspring.

According to the survey making a campfire is among the outdoor skills most children want to learn, with putting up a tent, building a raft and fishing also proving popular.

More than half of parents could not confidently show their children how to toast a marshmallow, with nearly nine in 10 unsure how to build a raft.

Millennial parents, aged 25 to 34, said they struggled the most when their children wanted to learn new skills.
Just 17 per cent are confident they could build a campfire, compared to a third of those aged 45 to 54, the survey found.

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