Rural Words

Friday, 25 February 2011 12:46

Better transport in hard times?

CAN the provision of rural transport be improved even in hard times? Brian Wilson thinks it can.

Thursday, 27 January 2011 20:41

Big benefits from new local councils

SIGNIFICANT benefits can follow where new parish and town councils are set up, writes Brian Wilson.

Thursday, 27 January 2011 18:18

Briefing on the Localism Bill

The Rural Coalition has prepared a briefing examining the government's Localism Bill.

Monday, 03 January 2011 20:44

Bleak forecast for rural poverty

POVERTY is forecast to rise and rural areas are unlikely to be spared, says Brian Wilson.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 14:37

Districts worst hit by funding cuts

RURAL areas have lost out again under the government's funding settlement for local authorities.

Monday, 13 December 2010 21:00

Localism Bill - In a nutshell

Here's the government's own at-a-glance guide to measures contained in the Localism Bill.

Thursday, 02 December 2010 19:58

Thumbs up for health changes

ONE of England's most rural counties believes it will benefit from government plans to make local authorities responsible for public health.

Monday, 25 October 2010 10:55

Building the Big Society

The challenge when building the big Society will be reaching those with the weakest social networks, writes Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 03 October 2010 08:45

Sleeping crisis in affordable homes

Analyst and rural expert Robert Bullard investigates the thorny issue of affordable housing.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 11:13

Changing role of water management

LOCAL authorities can take a lead in the management of local water resources, writes Brian Wilson.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 10:41

High street hits back against downturn

Market towns are taking a novel approach to overcoming the worst effects of the recession, writes Robert Bullard.

Saturday, 07 August 2010 17:28

The thinner blue (rural) line

Rural people are less likely to think that the police are doing a good job, writes Brian Wilson.

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