Monday, 26 August 2013 15:35

VIDEO: Councils call for rural fair deal

RURAL councils across England are adding their weight to a campaign for a fairer government funding deal.

Friday, 26 July 2013 18:50

Government 'must heed rural warning'

THE government must take action following a warning by MPs that countryside communities are being given a raw deal, says England's biggest rural partnership.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 20:00

Rural-proofing guide unveiled at last

DEFRA has unveiled long-awaited national guidelines to help government departments 'rural-proof' their policies.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:09

BBC appoints rural impartiality leader

THE BBC Trust has appointed Heather Hancock to examine the impartiality of the broadcaster's rural coverage.

Monday, 20 May 2013 12:50

Growth is priority, says government

Stimulating economic growth is the top priority for the government, MPs have been told.

Monday, 20 May 2013 12:18

Rural voters feel sidelined – poll

ALMOST three-quarters of rural voters feel politicians are more interested in city dwellers, suggests a poll.

Friday, 26 April 2013 10:54

'Landmark' boost for homes and jobs

A "major landmark" for the coalition government will help boost local economic growth, say ministers.

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.