A GOVERNMENT decision means developers will no longer have to provide affordable housing on many smaller rural sites.
A COUNTY council has backed a call for action to stem the flow of young people from rural areas.
A SCHEME which loans scooters and motorcycles to help people get to work is in the running for an award.
THE government is inviting views from rural stakeholders before updating its deprivation indices.
RURAL homes are more expensive than urban homes in all regions of England, reveals the latest research.
DISCOUNTS are available for a major rural policy conference examining demands placed on the countryside.
RURAL households which helped fund a government energy efficiency scheme received nothing back, it has emerged.
THE rural economy will be under the spotlight at this month's ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) conference.
THE government has unveiled an extra £23m to help more communities to get involved in neighbourhood planning.
VOLUNTARY and community groups have a vital role in helping rural residents cope with cold weather, says a report.
A GRANT scheme to encourage neighbourhood planning has opened for applications.
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has urged rural church leaders to be 'brave' and 'radical' – particularly with reference to shared leadership.