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Monday, 28 January 2013 08:15

Call to amend infrastructure bill

THE countryside could be disadvantaged unless the government amends its Growth and Infrastructure Bill, rural business leaders have warned.

Monday, 28 January 2013 07:31

Farm Stay puts £3.5bn into rural economy

FARMHOUSE bed and breakfast businesses have helped generate £3.5bn for the rural economy, says a report.

Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:49

Split over changes to planning rules

PROPOSALS to ease planning rules will put the countryside at risk, say conservationists.

Friday, 25 January 2013 08:46

Rural economy review 'is working'

THE government says its £165m package of support measures unveiled in 2011 for the rural economy is bearing fruit.

THE government says it accepts that rural areas are underfunded when it comes to delivering public services.

Monday, 21 January 2013 06:53

Councils face pothole nightmare

RURAL business leaders are urging councils not to cut back on repairs to roads damaged by freezing temperatures.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:55

Faster broadband benefits e-learners

RECENT approval for the upgrade of the UK's rural broadband network has been welcomed by distance learning service providers.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:24

Benefits shake-up hits rural families

RURAL families will be hardest hit by government plans to cap benefit increases, a leading charity has warned.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:03

Collaboration is 'key for rural business'

WORKING well together is a key factor behind the success of some rural micro-businesses, says a report.

Monday, 14 January 2013 16:10

MPs rally for fairer rural funding

A CROSS-PARTY group of MPs has called on the government to reconsider the impact its funding settlement will have on rural communities.

Friday, 11 January 2013 23:12

Deal brings broadband 'step closer'

RURAL leaders have struck a deal they say will bring faster broadband speeds a step closer for the countryside.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 22:23

Reduced fuel duty for remote areas?

THE government is to "consider the case" for reducing the amount of fuel duty paid by remote rural communities.

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