You would think that people would jump at the chance to have someone plant up their front garden in exchange for filling in a few questionnaires and sending off some saliva samples. But when geographer Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui began recruiting Salford residents for her study into the impact of front gardens on health and well-being, she found the exact opposite to be the case.
“I knocked on a lot of doors – I think it was about 300. A lot of people told me to go away,” she says.
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Norway’s most famous wolf has been captured and moved south with a female companion to protect him from licensed killing.
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Theme Park Could Go Ahead Despite Site's Protected Status
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