Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:34

South-west showcase for business

RURAL businesses in south-west England show it is possible to innovate and grow, believes DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman.

Monday, 14 May 2012 07:10

Study set to revitalise cod fishing

THE Countryside and Community Research Institute is examining the impact of different practices on cod fishing.

Friday, 11 May 2012 11:32

Rural grant scheme oversubscribed

THE government's £60m rural economy grant scheme has been massively oversubscribed.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:08

Rural broadband fund reopens

RURAL communities have a second chance to apply for rural broadband funding.

Monday, 23 April 2012 00:07

Rural economic growth 'remains fragile'

LOWER investment in rural business over the next 12 months could lead to restricted growth, say analysts.

Sunday, 15 April 2012 09:43

Petrol 'more pressing than broadband'

FUEL prices have overtaken slow broadband as the biggest rural issue, a computer guru has warned.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 21:16

Grants 'boost 1000 rural businesses'

ONE thousand rural businesses will benefit from the first grants under a new government scheme, claim ministers.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 07:40

'Don't miss rural grant deadline'

RURAL businesses have until the end of the month to apply for the first round of funding from a major new grant scheme.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:10

£250k for rural business in Oxfordshire

SOME £250,000 in grant funding is still available for rural businesses looking to develop or expand in southern Oxfordshire.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 09:41

£60m rural fund open for business

BUSINESSES are being advised to apply now for funding under a new rural grant scheme.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 12:06

£20m for rural business scheme

THE government has unveiled a £20 million scheme to help provide work-based training for rural businesses.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:13

'Life-changing' rural grants launched

A £60m rural grant scheme will turn ambitious business plans into reality, claims the government.