Thursday, 01 July 2010 12:12

Green light for housing trusts

LOCAL communities are to build their own homes without having to lodge specific planning applications.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 09:59

Network boost for rural housing

A NEW network aims to help rural communities provide affordable housing for local residents.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:04

Watchdog calls for upland strategy

THE government’s rural watchdog has called for a new strategy to revitalise England’s upland communities.

Tuesday, 01 June 2010 10:35

Rural people live longest – study

RURAL people have a higher life expectancy than people in larger towns and cities, a report has found.

Tuesday, 01 June 2010 07:35

Index 'fails to reflect' rural needs

OFFICIAL measures of deprivation fail to recognise rural needs, the government has been told.

Thursday, 20 May 2010 16:13

Councils must get message across

NEW guidance aims to ensure local councils communicate effectively with the communities they serve.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:19

Rural watchdog ‘could do better’

THE Commission for Rural Communities must foster better links with rural stakeholders, says a report.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:15

Villages win 400k for rural revival

SIX villages have each won £400,000 to revive their communities through new business ventures.

Tuesday, 04 May 2010 07:33

Poor 'unaware of money rights'

RURAL residents are less aware of their financial rights than urban people, a watchdog has warned.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 07:25

'Social time-bomb' of rural elderly

A NEW campaign is highlighting the challenges faced by older rural people.

Monday, 26 April 2010 09:15

Bid to boost rural East Midlands

A PIONEERING three year vision seeks to improve rural communities in the East Midlands.

Wednesday, 07 April 2010 15:04

Parish council boost for housing?

THE government has proposed new powers enabling parish councils to build affordable homes for rural residents.