Friday, 02 November 2012 08:09

Council backs minister on wind farms

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.

Sunday, 28 October 2012 21:20

Inquiry asks: What next for localism?

PARISH councils have launched an inquiry asking the question: What next for localism?

Friday, 19 October 2012 06:54

Finance settlement now later still

LOCAL authorities must now wait until late December to find out how much money they are allocated by the government.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:09

Minister targets illegal travellers sites

PLANS to give councils greater freedom to prevent unauthorised traveller sites being set up have been unveiled by the government.

Friday, 28 September 2012 21:36

Finance settlement is later this year

LOCAL authorities must wait longer this year to find out how much money they are allocated by the government.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:08

Mixed reaction to Rural Statement

RURAL leaders have given a mixed reaction to the government's Rural Statement.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:08

Rural Statement unveiled at last

THE government has unveiled its long-awaited Rural Statement, outlining its policies for the countryside.

Sunday, 09 September 2012 17:08

New minister pledges fairer rural deal

JUNIOR Defra minister David Heath has pledged to work for a fairer deal for Britain's rural communities.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 22:25

Boost rural economy, Defra urged

THE new ministerial team at Defra has been urged to revitalise Britain's ailing rural economy.

Monday, 03 September 2012 07:44

MPs urged to improve 'rural proofing'

STRONGER links between government departments are needed to ensure policies don't discriminate against rural communities, MPs have been told.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 19:37

Rural policy under the spotlight

ACADEMICS will gather this month for a major conference to debate the future of rural policy.

Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:31

Plan for fairer rural funding unveiled

The government has unveiled proposals to change its funding formula to recognise the additional expense of providing services in rural areas.