RURAL people will be allowed to build their own homes without planning permission in areas where there is a housing shortage.
A FURTHER 35 government bodies are to be axed, rural affairs secretary Caroline Spelman has confirmed.
ENGLAND’S eight regional government offices are to be closed, communities secretary Eric Pickles has confirmed.
TWO rural local authorities are to merge a number of services in a bid to save council taxpayers £30m.
RURAL residents in Lincolnshire can now benefit from a scheme to help them reach places for work, training or education.
GOVERNMENT plans allowing local communities to deliver their own services are to be piloted in rural
RURAL leaders have expressed anger at delays to the roll-out of faster broadband connections.
A £400,000 fund aims to deliver faster broadband to rural communities in the East Midlands.
CONSERVATIONISTS have joined forces to paint a grim picture of a countryside starved of money by budget cuts.
HIGH house prices are forcing youngsters to move out of the countryside, campaigners have warned.
RURAL bus routes are among those likely to be worst hit by a review of public transport funding, say campaigners.