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Friday, 21 November 2014 09:26

Moped loan scheme up for award

A SCHEME which loans scooters and motorcycles to help people get to work is in the running for an award.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:02

Council's pledge for rural youngsters

A COUNTY council has backed a call for action to stem the flow of young people from rural areas.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:41

Former church becomes village shop

A FORMER church building will be turned into a village shop thanks to a community assets fund.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:30

£25m unveiled for rural transport

THE government has unveiled £25m in funding to provide hundreds of minibuses for rural communities.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:19

Are our rural economies really working?

Is the rural economy taking a lead on jobs and growth? Or is it placing the countryside under unprecedented pressure? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 13:01

Views sought on deprivation indices

THE government is inviting views from rural stakeholders before updating its deprivation indices.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:51

Revealed: High cost of rural homes

RURAL homes are more expensive than urban homes in all regions of England, reveals the latest research.

Friday, 14 November 2014 15:14

£2m scheme boosts rights of way

A £2m intiative has helped create and save more than 183km of public rights of way.

Friday, 14 November 2014 13:59

Discounts for rural policy conference

DISCOUNTS are available for a major rural policy conference examining demands placed on the countryside.

Independent Commission on Economic Growth and the Future of Public Services in England (Autumn 2014)

Ahead of its final report in January, the commission has published this interim report which calls for decisions over taxation, the retention of business rates, housing, infrastructure and transport to be devolved to county areas as well as cities.

Independent Commission on Local Government Finance (Autumn 2014)

This interim report summarises consultation responses from local councils and sets out early proposals for making local areas more independent, and creating a clearer link between where money is raised and where it is spent.

New Local Government Network (October 2014)

The incoming government of May 2015 should make a firm statement that it rules out the re-organisation of two tier local authorities into unitary authorities for at least the duration of that Parliament.

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