CUTS in red tape are making it easier for village halls to be the social heart of their communities.
GOOD Neighbour schemes are to improve access to services for people in rural North Yorkshire.
RURAL residents who want to improve their local community are being urged to sign up to the Village SOS campaign.
A LABOUR MP has called for more government suport for homes which are hard to heat.
THE Prince's Countryside Fund is looking to invest £800,000 in initiatives that protect and sustain Britain's rural communities.
A GOVERNMENT ruling on licensing fees is being hailed as a victory for England's 10,000 village halls.
A £22m programme aims to support communities looking to set up neighbourhood plans.
MORE details have emerged of new rural development schemes worth £3.5bn to the English countryside.
PEOPLE who live and work in the countryside face a bigger battle than ever to afford their own home, says a report.
A BUSINESS analyst who quit his job to become a rural landlord has scooped a top award for the best pub in Britain.
The next government is being urged to scrap the 'bedroom tax' in rural communities with fewer than 3,000 people.
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.