Our manifesto, Seeking the Best for Rural England 2015-2020, was launched on 10 December 2014. Published ahead of the 2015 general election, it calls on an incoming government to ensure rural areas are living, thriving places, which can sustain mixed communities and compete in today's fast-changing economic climate.
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THE government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.
MARKET towns and villages are being urged to prepare for the Great British High Streets competition.
Devolution is often talked about in a national or urban context. But what might devolution mean for rural England? Jessica Sellick investigates.
Is the rural economy taking a lead on jobs and growth? Or is it placing the countryside under unprecedented pressure? Jessica Sellick investigates.
COST of living and inflation levels can differ for population groups, including the rural poor, finds Brian Wilson.
Daily post deliveries vital to rural economy (Yorkshire Post)
Scrapping homes obligation is 'huge blow' (Western Daily Press)
Change to housing policy is 'slap in the face' (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Network condemns end to housing obligation (Herts & Essex Observer)
Rural group hoping to reverse housing decision (Harlow Star)
Rural councils under financial pressure (Rye & Battle Observer)
Rural postal service at risk (Hexham Courant)
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