THE rural economy is distinct from the urban economy and requires a distinct policy response, writes Andy Dean.
There's a new deprivation index but the same old rural concerns, says Brian Wilson.
CLIMATE change will hit some of our most disadvantaged rural coastal communities, says Brian Wilson.
CAN the provision of rural transport be improved even in hard times? Brian Wilson thinks it can.
SIGNIFICANT benefits can follow where new parish and town councils are set up, writes Brian Wilson.
The Rural Coalition has prepared a briefing examining the government's Localism Bill.
POVERTY is forecast to rise and rural areas are unlikely to be spared, says Brian Wilson.
RURAL areas have lost out again under the government's funding settlement for local authorities.
Here's the government's own at-a-glance guide to measures contained in the Localism Bill.
ONE of England's most rural counties believes it will benefit from government plans to make local authorities responsible for public health.
The challenge when building the big Society will be reaching those with the weakest social networks, writes Brian Wilson.
Analyst and rural expert Robert Bullard investigates the thorny issue of affordable housing.