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Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:33

Life goes on, insists watchdog

DEVASTATED staff at the Commission for Rural Communities have been told its work will continue, even though the watchdog is being axed.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 14:59

£1bn fund to 'ease impact of cuts'

THE government has launched a £1bn fund for areas and communities hard hit by public spending cuts.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:45

Axe falls on rural watchdog

THE government’s rural watchdog – the Commission for Rural Communities – is to be axed.

Friday, 25 June 2010 14:47

Council league tables abolished

THE government has abolished a requirement for councils to report their performance in key areas to ministers.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 13:21

Ministers mull fuel duty discount

GOVERNMENT ministers are considering the case for a fuel duty discount in remote rural areas.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 00:01

Rural England 'faces brunt of cuts'

RURAL communities face being among those worst hit by public sector cuts included in the government’s Budget.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 14:41

Chancellor scraps broadband levy

THE government has ditched plans to impose a levy on fixed telephone lines to fund rural broadband provision.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 09:59

Network boost for rural housing

A NEW network aims to help rural communities provide affordable housing for local residents.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 09:18

National Park budgets cut by 5%

ENGLAND’S National Parks have had their budgets cut by 5% this year.

Friday, 18 June 2010 12:22

Councils tackle rural fuel poverty

A NEW guide sets out how local authorities can tackle rural fuel poverty and improve the health of rural residents.

Friday, 18 June 2010 10:36

Latest migrant figures unravelled

NEW migration statistics will be of interest to rural stakeholders, writes Brian Wilson.

Friday, 18 June 2010 08:19

Help cut the deficit, councils told

THE government has called on local authorities to make every pound go further in the face of the nation's £156bn deficit.

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