Monday, 10 March 2014 14:16

Support 'worth £3.4m to village shops'

RURAL retailers saw turnover increase by almost 10% following a government-backed support project for village shops.

Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:49

£4m boost for East Sussex economy

BUSINESSES wanting to grow or relocate to East Sussex are being invited to apply for a share of £4million.

Sunday, 16 February 2014 21:00

Extreme weather hits rural tourism

RURAL tourism businesses say extreme weather and flooding has led to a drop in enquiries.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 13:06

£9m fund for rural Lincolnshire

RURAL businesses in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from nearly £9m in European funding.

Monday, 16 December 2013 06:11

'Radical rethink' needed on rural economy

A RADICAL rethink is needed to recognise the contribution made to the rural economy by businesses other than farming and tourism, says a leading academic.

Monday, 16 December 2013 05:39

Rural economy 'firmly' in recovery

THE rural economy is said to be firmly in recovery as growth spreads from non-farming businesses to the agricultural sector.

Monday, 09 December 2013 11:17

Rural hubs could create more jobs

More rural jobs could be created by extending a network of enterprise hubs across the countryside, suggests a report.

Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:32

Last chance for rural business grants

BUSINESSES across Devon and Somerset are being urged to submit rural grant applications before a deadline early next month.

Sunday, 06 October 2013 20:32

Libraries become rural business schools

RURAL women are among those targeted by a £450,000 library scheme to help local people get started in business.

Sunday, 29 September 2013 13:11

Ambitious rural strategy unveiled

AN ambitious rural development strategy aims to boost the economy and service delivery across Norfolk.

Sunday, 22 September 2013 19:14

Rural economy is 'starting to recover'

RURAL businesses are more confident and optimistic than they were three months ago, suggest the latest figures.

Monday, 26 August 2013 14:54

Pledge follows rural hub closure

LOCAL businesses and communities will still receive the backing they need – despite the closure of Staffordshire's Rural Hub, says the county council.