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Friday, 23 July 2010 12:45

Villagers to get housing powers

RURAL people will be allowed to build their own homes without planning permission in areas where there is a housing shortage.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:01

Axe falls on 36 more Defra bodies

A FURTHER 35 government bodies are to be axed, rural affairs secretary Caroline Spelman has confirmed.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:22

Confirmed: Regional offices axed

ENGLAND’S eight regional government offices are to be closed, communities secretary Eric Pickles has confirmed.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:09

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:08

Rural councils to merge services

TWO rural local authorities are to merge a number of services in a bid to save council taxpayers £30m.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 07:03

Rural residents get wheels to work

RURAL residents in Lincolnshire can now benefit from a scheme to help them reach places for work, training or education.

Monday, 19 July 2010 04:55

Rural Cumbria pilots ‘Big Society’

GOVERNMENT plans allowing local communities to deliver their own services are to be piloted in rural Cumbria.

Friday, 16 July 2010 08:00

Anger at rural broadband delay

RURAL leaders have expressed anger at delays to the roll-out of faster broadband connections.

Thursday, 15 July 2010 06:42

£400k for better rural broadband

A £400,000 fund aims to deliver faster broadband to rural communities in the East Midlands.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 00:00

Green groups warn against cuts

CONSERVATIONISTS have joined forces to paint a grim picture of a countryside starved of money by budget cuts.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:21

Young 'forced out of countryside'

HIGH house prices are forcing youngsters to move out of the countryside, campaigners have warned.

Monday, 12 July 2010 14:32

Budget threat to rural bus routes

RURAL bus routes are among those likely to be worst hit by a review of public transport funding, say campaigners.

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