THE need to provide more affordable rural homes has been described as one of the UK's biggest challenges.
THE government has opened a £24m scheme to create more opportunities for rural businesses and communities.
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)
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.
Policy measures designed to tackle fuel poverty need redesigning, scaling up and better targeting, finds Brian Wilson.