Thursday, 30 October 2008 19:54

Defra 'marginalises' rural communities

RURAL communities are being marginalised by the government, warn MPs.
Sunday, 19 October 2008 16:26

Housing policies under the spotlight

MPs are examining the impact of the credit crunch on government housing policies.
Monday, 06 October 2008 09:09

Gordon Brown clips Defra's wings

THE government reshuffle sees Defra no longer responsible for climate change.
Monday, 08 September 2008 07:10

Watchdog gears up for party conferences

RURAL fringe events will be held at three party conferences this autumn.
Thursday, 04 September 2008 13:19

Defra mismanaged annual budget - MPs

DEFRA mismanaged its budget for two consecutive years, says a report by MPs.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 20:20

'Tell minister about impact of slowdown'

Stakeholders say the credit crunch is affecting rural regeneration.
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.