Monday, 01 June 2015 13:46

MPs voice fears for rural services

MPs returning to parliament after the general election have voiced concern for the future of rural services.

Monday, 11 May 2015 07:53

Government faces fairer funding call

The Rural Services Network will press the new government for a fairer deal for rural communities and local authorities.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:37

Labour publishes rural manifesto

The Labour Party has unveiled a rural manifesto outlining its policy pledges for the countryside.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:41

Lib Dems unveil 'Countryside Charter'

THE Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measures they claim will help rural communities thrive.

Monday, 20 April 2015 11:13

Political manifestos under scrutiny

PLEDGES made by the main political parties ahead of the general election are a mixed bag for rural communities, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 22:26

Rural vote 'may have unwanted teeth'

POLITICIANS chasing the rural vote may discover that it has unexpected teeth, says NFU Mutual.

Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:53

Rural growth fund now available

FUNDING is now available for projects that will create thousands of jobs across England, says the government.

Sunday, 15 February 2015 21:47

Rural grant increase is not enough

A £4m increase in government funding makes little difference to the financial injustice suffered for years by countryside communities, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Monday, 02 February 2015 13:55

Government under pressure on funding

THE Rural Services Network is continuing to pile on the pressure after a government minister agreed there was "still more to do" to rectify a funding shortfall for rural local authorities.

Sunday, 01 February 2015 20:35

Defra urged to create 'rural proofing' forum

DEFRA has been urged to establish a special forum to share rural best practice across government.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:31

Rural voters lose faith in Westminster

The UK public have little faith in Westminster to deliver positive change for people living in rural communities, reveals a YouGov survey.

Monday, 12 January 2015 07:29

Go-ahead soon for £3.5bn rural programme

Brussels is set to give the go-ahead for a new rural development programme worth £3.5bn to the English countryside.