AN URGENT review is needed so church people have more time for mission in rural communities, says a report.
RURAL communities have welcomed an independent review of the government's approach to 'rural proofing'.
THE government has awarded £2m to councils it says "deliver more for less" by working with local communities.
THE government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.
MARKET towns and villages are being urged to prepare for the Great British High Streets competition.
A £1.4m nationwide campaign aims to inspire people who want to improve life in their communities.
A PETITION against proposals to withdraw funding from England's 38 rural community councils is growing by 1,000 names every day.
PLANNING rules lowering requirements for affordable housing provision will lead to a rural housing crisis, say England's national park chiefs.
More than 5000 people have signed a petition against proposals to withdraw government funding from England's 38 rural community councils.
NEW measures aim to make it easier for community groups to set up a town or parish council.
THE 2015 New Year Honours list contains a number of awards for people working with rural communities.
A PILOT project in Northumberland is taking a new approach to help unemployed rural residents find work.