Politics

CAROLINE Flint promises further measures to boost affordable housing.
Thursday, 10 July 2008 10:00

People power plan 'should go further'

PLANS to give people more say over services should go further, say stakeholders.
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 18:00

Government unveils 'people power' plan

THE government unveils plans to give local people more say over public services.
Tuesday, 08 July 2008 01:42

Radical reform for local government

LOCAL government is to be reformed in three of England's most rural counties.
THE Liberal Democrats have called on the government to introduce a fuel rebate for people in rural areas.
Friday, 06 June 2008 00:00

PM told to convene urgent rural summit

GORDON Brown is under pressure to convene an urgent national summit to decide the future of the countryside.
THE government has failed to meet a key target requiring it to enhance opportunities for people in rural England.
TORY leader David Cameron has used a hard-hitting speech to outline his vision for the countryside.
FORMER Labour rural minister Lord Whitty has condemned the government's post office closure programme.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008 20:01

Rural areas 'coping well' with immigration

RURAL areas which have experienced an influx of migrant workers are coping well, MPs have been told.
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 21:59

Furore over impact of migrant workers

A HOUSE of Lords committee has rejected government claims that immigration benefits the UK economy.
Saturday, 15 March 2008 12:57

Government policies 'doomed to failure'

FOUR out of five stakeholders believe the government’s rural policies are failing, a conference has concluded.