The government has published its latest guidance to assess the effects of its policies on rural areas.
GRANTS of up to £5000 are on offer to communities who want to set up their own rural transport scheme in Dorset.
The Rural Services Network has welcomed a government decision to abandon a planned increase in national insurance payments by the self-employed.
Managing rural assets together would provide more opportunities for raising investment, argues Ivan Annibal.
Selling a wide variety of products, staying open long hours and keeping up with the times are all key to surviving as a rural shop, finds Brian Wilson.
What is agricultural innovation and what does it mean for rural places? Jessica Sellick investigates.
Will rural communities benefit from changes in the way the government defends the country? Jessica Sellick investigates.