Rural Commentary

Sunday, 11 November 2012 13:08

Rural development approaches

RURAL communities need capacity-building support if they are all to meet the challenge of austerity, writes Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 23 September 2012 08:39

Mobile broadband demand set to rise

DEMAND for mobile access to broadband will continue to grow rapidly in rural areas, writes Brian Wilson.

Friday, 31 August 2012 07:13

Rural health needs rural dimension

NEW guidance aimed at local authorities assuming public health responsibilities is helpful, but it needs a rural dimension, argues Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 11 March 2012 21:28

Welfare reform for rural housing?

ARE there any issues coming out of welfare reform for those in rural housing? Stuart Davies finds out.

Monday, 23 January 2012 22:05

Time for a change?

SHOULD the government heed MPs' advice and make significant changes to its draft planning policy?

Monday, 12 December 2011 10:03

What benefit from the Right to Buy?

The revitalised Right to Buy - what does it mean for rural communities? Stuart Davies investigates.

Sunday, 03 July 2011 07:46

We need affordable rural homes

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 22:52

The Big Society - a Big Con?

Is the Big Society failing to deliver? Yes, says Gordon Morris.

Sunday, 03 October 2010 09:12

Rights of way 'must remain open'

AXING rights of way services would devastate the rural economy, argues Marilyn Meeks.

Wednesday, 01 September 2010 07:09

Rural shops need ombudsman now

A supermarket ombudsman would help rural retailers thrive, says Ken Parsons.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:09

Big doubts about the “Big Society”

Rural expert Gordon Morris has big doubts about the government's drive for a “Big Society”.

Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:34

Tackling rurality the American way

GLOBAL comparisons of rural issues can be both informative and misleading, writes Brian Wilson.


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