Rural Commentary

Wednesday, 01 September 2010 07:09

Rural shops need ombudsman now

A supermarket ombudsman would help rural retailers thrive, says Ken Parsons.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:09

Big doubts about the “Big Society”

Rural expert Gordon Morris has big doubts about the government's drive for a “Big Society”.

Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:34

Tackling rurality the American way

GLOBAL comparisons of rural issues can be both informative and misleading, writes Brian Wilson.

Friday, 09 April 2010 10:33

ELECTION 2010: Rural aftermath

WHAT will rural England look after the general election? Robert Bullard gives his predictions.

Sunday, 21 February 2010 14:16

Housing shortfall remains critical

The massive shortfall in affordable housing is still a critical rural issue, says Charley May.

Friday, 29 January 2010 12:59

Celebrating our rural businesses

A cold winter has made an already challenging year harder for rural businesses, says Charley May.

Friday, 22 January 2010 17:57

Children miss out on countryside

THE countryside remains an enigma for far too many children, says Charley May.

Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:27

Micro-finance has rural potential

Micro-finance schemes can help rural people into employment, says Jaki Bayly.

Friday, 06 November 2009 06:30

Breaking down rural licensing laws

Changes to licensing legislation continue to ignite debate, writes Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 27 September 2009 08:08

When phone boxes stop ringing

CRAFTY publicity by BT is accelerating the demise of traditional red phone boxes.

Monday, 27 July 2009 07:54

A new approach to market towns?

Market towns are too often ignored by government policy, argues Robert Bullard.

Thursday, 04 June 2009 19:32

A lucky escape?

RURAL areas have escaped the worst of the recession, argues Robert Bullard.


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