THE government must consider the wider implications of increasing the number of rural Starter Homes, says the Rural Services Network.
THE government's Rural Productivity Plan falls short when it comes to broadband, say rural business leaders.
RURAL communities will be allowed to build starter homes for local residents under plans set out in the government's first ever Rural Productivity Plan.
BUSINESSES and communities in Northumberland can still benefit from nearly £2m of European funding to help create jobs and boost the economy.
Funding for rural areas 'does little to close gap' (Leek Post & Times)
Pressure mounts on government over fairer funding (The Smallholder)
David Cameron's funding plan will isolate us, say Tory shires (Sunday Telegraph)
We are an island nation. But are we delivering benefits for our rural coastal communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.
Viable alternative transport options to the car is important for the health and wellbeing of an ageing population, says Brian Wilson.
How can we support rural places to thrive? And what should be in the government’s rural Productivity Plan? Jessica Sellick investigates.