Wednesday, 10 April 2013 23:00

Defra website moves to gov.uk

THE Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website has become part of the single GOV.UK domain.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:25

Give rural councils fair share - MPs

MORE than 30 MPs have demanded a fairer share of government funding for rural local authorities.

Monday, 11 February 2013 12:13

Network steps up pressure over funding

RURAL local authorities remain worse off than their urban counterparts – despite an additional £8.5m grant.

Monday, 28 January 2013 08:15

Call to amend infrastructure bill

THE countryside could be disadvantaged unless the government amends its Growth and Infrastructure Bill, rural business leaders have warned.

Friday, 25 January 2013 08:46

Rural economy review 'is working'

THE government says its £165m package of support measures unveiled in 2011 for the rural economy is bearing fruit.

Monday, 14 January 2013 16:10

MPs rally for fairer rural funding

A CROSS-PARTY group of MPs has called on the government to reconsider the impact its funding settlement will have on rural communities.

Sunday, 30 December 2012 00:33

'Rural rebellion against spending cuts'

A NEW YEAR rebellion is to be launched against "grossly unfair" spending cuts set to "crucify" rural communities.

Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:01

Rural areas hit hardest by council cuts

RURAL communities will bear the brunt of government cuts making it even harder for councils to maintain services.

Sunday, 09 December 2012 19:20

Defra still 'developing' rural proofing

THE government says it is continuing to develop new guidelines requiring departments to consider the rural impact of their policies.

Sunday, 02 December 2012 20:54

Rural fears ahead of Autumn Statement

RURAL residents are calling on the government to abandon its planned rise in fuel duty.

Monday, 12 November 2012 17:30

Rural Statement lacks lustre, MPs told

THE government should give a more robust commitment to rural communities, MPs have been told.

Friday, 09 November 2012 13:12

New rural strategy for east Yorkshire

A RURAL strategy highlighting goals for local communities has been launched in the East Riding of Yorkshire.