Younger People

Young people in rural Suffolk face complex challenges

24 June 2017

Rural youngsters are at risk of feeling “locked in” and disconnected from education and employment opportunities.

(Source:Ipswich Star)


Government accused of 'failing' youngsters

3 July 2017

Nearly half a million new homes proposed for development on Green Belt land will not be "affordable".

(Source: The Telegraph)


Many young Brits have never seen a cow

31 July 2017

One in eight 18 to 24-year-olds are unfamiliar with the countryside, reveals a survey.

(Source: The Mirror)


Middle-class children 'being groomed to sell drugs'

14 July 2017

Children are being groomed to sell drugs by criminal gangs branching out from cities into rural towns, a report has warned.

(Source: The Telegraph)


Rural isolation holds back young people

7 August 2017

Isolation and a lack of public transport is holding back rural students and employers.

(Source: Darlington & Stockton Times)


MP calls for greater opportunities for young people

14 July 2017

New MP Ben Lake made the case for greater opportunities for young people in his maiden speech in Parliament.

(Source: Cambrian News)


Digital dangers facing young people revealed

31 July 2017

Cyber bullying, online grooming and sexting are just some of the digital safety risks facing young people.

(Source: EADT)


Youth Parliament members tackle issues for youngsters

16 July 2017

Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament are holding a summer youth surgery with MSP Aileen Campbell.

(Source: Carluke Gazette)


Business workshop for young rural entrepreneurs

28 July 2017

A business project seeks to encourage young individuals from rural areas to consider self-employment as an option.

(Source: Tyrone Times)


Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

30 June 2017

Schools in rural Wales are set to get more protection from closure under new rules published by the education secretary.

(Source: BBC Online)


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