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.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 22:08

Questions over 'rural growth' claims

MORE opportunities could increase rural employment in England by as much as 6%, the government has claimed.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:29

Manifesto features in Sunday Times

THE Rural Services Network manifesto calling for a fairer deal for rural England has been featured in the Sunday Times.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:02

Manifesto calls for fair rural deal

THE Rural Services Network has published its manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election, calling for a fairer deal for rural England.

Thursday, 09 October 2014 21:58

Major rural policy conference unveiled

A MAJOR rural policy conference is to examine the different demands placed on the countryside.

Monday, 11 August 2014 14:42

Minister defends Green Belt record

COUNCILS should prioritise development on brownfield sites – and defend the countryside against urban sprawl, a government minister has warned.