Rural Commentary

Sunday, 21 February 2010 14:16

Housing shortfall remains critical

The massive shortfall in affordable housing is still a critical rural issue, says Charley May.

Friday, 29 January 2010 12:59

Celebrating our rural businesses

A cold winter has made an already challenging year harder for rural businesses, says Charley May.

Friday, 22 January 2010 17:57

Children miss out on countryside

THE countryside remains an enigma for far too many children, says Charley May.

Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:27

Micro-finance has rural potential

Micro-finance schemes can help rural people into employment, says Jaki Bayly.

Friday, 06 November 2009 06:30

Breaking down rural licensing laws

Changes to licensing legislation continue to ignite debate, writes Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 27 September 2009 08:08

When phone boxes stop ringing

CRAFTY publicity by BT is accelerating the demise of traditional red phone boxes.

Monday, 27 July 2009 07:54

A new approach to market towns?

Market towns are too often ignored by government policy, argues Robert Bullard.

Thursday, 04 June 2009 19:32

A lucky escape?

RURAL areas have escaped the worst of the recession, argues Robert Bullard.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009 19:27

What rural proofing means for you

What does the new rural proofing toolkit mean for you? Robert Bullard finds out.

Tuesday, 05 May 2009 14:34

Whitehall's 3/10 on rural proofing

Government policies still discriminate against rural residents, says Brian Wilson.

Thursday, 09 April 2009 06:13

Cohesion challenges must be addressed

Challenges around cohesion arise for numerous reasons within communities.

Monday, 30 March 2009 14:15

Holding back our market towns

THE ability of market towns to solve rural problems must not be compromised.


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