Tuesday, 08 January 2013 22:23

Reduced fuel duty for remote areas?

THE government is to "consider the case" for reducing the amount of fuel duty paid by remote rural communities.

Friday, 04 January 2013 21:05

Wet weather fund hits £450k

A WET weather fund set up to help farmers and rural communities has reached £450,000.

Friday, 04 January 2013 13:36

MPs to debate rural speed limit

THE controversial issue of reducing rural speed limits is to be debated by MPs.

Friday, 28 December 2012 00:59

Councils 'set to build fewer houses'

COUNCILS are planning to build 272,720 fewer new homes since the abolition of regional planning, says a report.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:15

Neighbourhood plan makes history

A NEIGHBOURHOOD plan in Cumbria has become the first in the country to pass an independent examination.

Sunday, 09 December 2012 21:05

Rural families face higher living costs

THE cost of living is higher for families in the countryside than it is for those in towns and cities, reveals a report.

Friday, 23 November 2012 09:41

Rural road safety campaign launched

A NEW campaign has been launched to reduce the number of young driver deaths on rural roads.

Friday, 16 November 2012 14:17

Affordable housing target 'on track'

THE government's housing agency is expected to meet targets to build more affordable homes.

Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:32

Crime warning as nights get darker

RURAL businesses and communities are being urged to review security arrangements as darker nights draw in.

Sunday, 11 November 2012 13:45

Rural film receives TV debut

A film highlighting the challenges faced by older people in the countryside is to receive its TV debut.

Monday, 05 November 2012 14:15

Controversy over village green plan

GOVERNMENT plans for town and village greens are a "kick in the teeth" for localism, claim campaigners.

Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:20

Communities are 'more vulnerable'

RURAL local authorities are becoming more vulnerable, reveals a study.