VILLAGE halls face higher running costs due to inadvertent consequences from this summer's Budget.
CORNWALL has become the first rural authority in England to secure new powers to control local services.
A NEW All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been launched to champion rural businesses.
A £50,000 programme aims to help rural business women in Dorset improve their digital skills.
More than £60,000 has been awarded to help village halls support rural communities in the south of England.
Rural experts have voiced "deep concern" at plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.
The government's Productivity Plan to boost rural growth falls short when it comes to broadband, say campaigners.
How can we support rural places to thrive? And what should be in the government’s rural Productivity Plan? Jessica Sellick investigates.
THE government is urging local councils to come forward with "ambitious plans" for new Enterprise Zones.
MOBILE phone companies are under pressure to improve coverage in one of England's most rural areas.
TEN MPs have been appointed to a committee that will scrutinise the government's work on rural issues.
PLANS for a National Living Wage will have a major impact on small family businesses, say rural leaders.