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VC hero’s name lives on in new East Durham park

The Northern Echo – 2015

A war hero’s memory has been honoured after wasteland was transformed into a picturesque park. Read more.

Link is found between living near brownfield land and poor health

The Northern Echo – 2014

PEOPLE living near previously used land are significantly more likely to suffer from poor health than those living in areas with little or no ‘brownfield’ land, according to new research. Read more.

Brownfield sites are bad for health, say North experts

The Journal – 2014

A Durham University study looks at the health impact of brownfield sites. Tony Henderson talks to researchers whose work could have far reaching impacts. Read more.

Green spaces ‘reduce health gap’

BBC News – 2008

A bit of greenery near our homes can cut the “health gap” between rich and poor, say researchers from two Scottish universities. Read more.