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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:24

Budget brings woe for village halls

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.

Saturday, 25 July 2015 07:44

Parliamentarians champion rural business

A NEW All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been launched to champion rural businesses.

Friday, 24 July 2015 07:12

£50k for rural women to go digital

A £50,000 programme aims to help rural business women in Dorset improve their digital skills.

Thursday, 23 July 2015 20:43

Village halls receive council support

More than £60,000 has been awarded to help village halls support rural communities in the south of England.

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:49

'Deep concern' at Right-to-Buy plan

Rural experts have voiced "deep concern" at plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.

Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:55

Productivity plan 'short on broadband'

The government's Productivity Plan to boost rural growth falls short when it comes to broadband, say campaigners.

Sunday, 19 July 2015 18:07

Will the rural productivity plan work?

How can we support rural places to thrive? And what should be in the government’s rural Productivity Plan? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Saturday, 18 July 2015 20:27

Council appeal over enterprise zones

THE government is urging local councils to come forward with "ambitious plans" for new Enterprise Zones.

Friday, 10 July 2015 11:16

Call to improve rural mobile coverage

MOBILE phone companies are under pressure to improve coverage in one of England's most rural areas.

Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:51

MPs to scrutinise Defra on rural issues

TEN MPs have been appointed to a committee that will scrutinise the government's work on rural issues.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 22:48

Major Budget 'blow' for rural business

PLANS for a National Living Wage will have a major impact on small family businesses, say rural leaders.

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