Monday, 23 February 2015 15:55

Housing challenge 'bigger than ever'

PEOPLE who live and work in the countryside face a bigger battle than ever to afford their own home, says a report.

Friday, 20 February 2015 13:31

Rural pub is 'Best in Britain'

A BUSINESS analyst who quit his job to become a rural landlord has scooped a top award for the best pub in Britain.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:01

Scrap 'bedroom tax', says ACRE

The next government is being urged to scrap the 'bedroom tax' in rural communities with fewer than 3,000 people.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 19:17

Flagship event kicks off Village SOS

A SPECIAL launch event will kick off a £1.4m nationwide campaign to inspire people who want to make a real difference in their rural communities.

Sunday, 08 February 2015 21:23

Church debates rural mission plan

AN URGENT review is needed so church people have more time for mission in rural communities, says a report.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 12:10

Communities welcome 'rural proofing' review

RURAL communities have welcomed an independent review of the government's approach to 'rural proofing'.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:40

Councils share 'more for less' funding

THE government has awarded £2m to councils it says "deliver more for less" by working with local communities.

Monday, 26 January 2015 08:32

Defra confirms ACRE Network funding

THE government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.

Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:59

Get set for British High Street awards

MARKET towns and villages are being urged to prepare for the Great British High Streets competition.

Friday, 23 January 2015 18:50

Village SOS workshops launched

A £1.4m nationwide campaign aims to inspire people who want to improve life in their communities.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:30

Thousands support community councils

A PETITION against proposals to withdraw funding from England's 38 rural community councils is growing by 1,000 names every day.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 19:48

'Serious risk' to affordable housing

PLANNING rules lowering requirements for affordable housing provision will lead to a rural housing crisis, say England's national park chiefs.