THE government says its £165m package of support measures unveiled in 2011 for the rural economy is bearing fruit.
A CROSS-PARTY group of MPs has called on the government to reconsider the impact its funding settlement will have on rural communities.
A NEW YEAR rebellion is to be launched against "grossly unfair" spending cuts set to "crucify" rural communities.
RURAL communities will bear the brunt of government cuts making it even harder for councils to maintain services.
THE government says it is continuing to develop new guidelines requiring departments to consider the rural impact of their policies.
RURAL residents are calling on the government to abandon its planned rise in fuel duty.
THE government should give a more robust commitment to rural communities, MPs have been told.
A RURAL strategy highlighting goals for local communities has been launched in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
ONE of England's largest rural counties has welcomed comments by a government minister who urged an end to the spread of wind farms across the country.
PARISH councils have launched an inquiry asking the question: What next for localism?
LOCAL authorities must now wait until late December to find out how much money they are allocated by the government.
PLANS to give councils greater freedom to prevent unauthorised traveller sites being set up have been unveiled by the government.