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Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:24

Watchdog: LEPS must 'listen to rural'

LOCAL Enterprise Partnerships must listen to rural concerns, a government watchdog has warned.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010 07:15

House prices double in a decade

RURAL house prices have almost doubled in the past decade, according to the latest statistics.

Friday, 12 November 2010 12:37

Community cash for new homes

THE government has pledged cash for communities who allow new homes to be built in their area.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 18:00

New plan to revive Post Office

POST offices have received the go-ahead to offer new services in an effort to attract more customers.

Monday, 08 November 2010 16:29

Website reveals government plans

DAVID Cameron has launched a government website detailing departmental business plans and goals.

Sunday, 07 November 2010 16:34

Leaders welcome planning pledge

RURAL business leaders have welcomed government plans to streamline planning rules.

Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:44

Call to reduce impact of cuts

LOCAL authorities are being urged to reduce the impact of spending cuts by working closely with community and voluntary groups.

Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:08

Archbishop fears for rural services

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the government against cutting vital rural services.

Friday, 05 November 2010 07:29

Volunteers to deliver services

VOLUNTARY and community groups will be encouraged to deliver public services under plans to be unveiled by the government.

Monday, 01 November 2010 07:52

Unveiled: Plan for local growth

THE government's Local Growth White Paper recognises the importance of the rural economy, say business leaders.

Friday, 29 October 2010 09:22

LEPs: Rural winners and losers

THE government has unveiled the first 24 local enterprise partnerships it hopes will drive economic growth across England.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:45

Extra funding for village halls

RURAL communities are set to benefit from extra funding for community buildings, including village halls.

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