Politics

Thursday, 31 July 2008 00:12

Regions tighten belts as economy slows

England's regions are asked to outline their response to the global economic slowdown.
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.