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.
LOCAL authorities can take a lead in the management of local water resources, writes Brian Wilson.
Market towns are taking a novel approach to overcoming the worst effects of the recession, writes Robert Bullard.
Rural people are less likely to think that the police are doing a good job, writes Brian Wilson.