CERTAIN key components can be identified as underpinning strategies for rural economic change and innovation, finds Brian Wilson.
MORE communities need to understand the Community Rights before they will use them, writes Brian Wilson.
LOCAL food sales are strong generators of jobs, among other benefits, according to research reviewed by Brian Wilson.
ILLEGAL money lending is a problem across the country - including in rural communities.
A FLURRY of deprivation statistics once again struggles to measure rural needs adequately, says Brian Wilson.
THERE are lesson to be learnt from the independent examiner's report on the draft Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan, writes Brian Wilson.
NEW research suggests that the type of housing available in rural areas is what most explains its lack of affordability, finds Brian Wilson.
RURAL communities need capacity-building support if they are all to meet the challenge of austerity, writes Brian Wilson.
DEMAND for mobile access to broadband will continue to grow rapidly in rural areas, writes Brian Wilson.
NEW guidance aimed at local authorities assuming public health responsibilities is helpful, but it needs a rural dimension, argues Brian Wilson.
ARE there any issues coming out of welfare reform for those in rural housing? Stuart Davies finds out.
SHOULD the government heed MPs' advice and make significant changes to its draft planning policy?