RURAL crime cost the UK economy £37.8m last year - despite an overall decline in every region.
A FURTHER 250 communities are taking greater control of local issues, says the government.
VILLAGE halls face higher running costs due to inadvertent consequences from this summer's Budget.
More than £60,000 has been awarded to help village halls support rural communities in the south of England.
Rural experts have voiced "deep concern" at plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.
A SHORTAGE of affordable homes is pricing local young people and families out of the countryside, the government has been warned.
THE importance of affordable homes in maintaining communities is being highlighted during Rural Housing Week.
A SAFETY campaign urging drivers and bikers to take extra care on rural roads has been launched in Gloucestershire.
THE government has published guidance explaining how it defines a rural area.
THOUSANDS of hate crimes against people targeted because of their sexual orientation go unreported – particularly in rural areas, says a report.
Council leaders have called for tough new rules to tackle lorry drivers who bring bedlam to rural villages.
EXTENDING the right-to-buy to housing association tenants will be disastrous for rural communities, a leading academic has warned.