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Monday, 26 January 2015 08:32

Defra confirms ACRE Network funding

THE government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.

Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:38

MP tackles rural road fuel pricing

A Conservative MP hopes to secure powers to combat higher fuel prices in rural areas.

Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:59

Get set for British High Street awards

MARKET towns and villages are being urged to prepare for the Great British High Streets competition.

Friday, 23 January 2015 18:50

Village SOS workshops launched

A £1.4m nationwide campaign aims to inspire people who want to improve life in their communities.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:31

Rural voters lose faith in Westminster

The UK public have little faith in Westminster to deliver positive change for people living in rural communities, reveals a YouGov survey.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:30

Thousands support community councils

A PETITION against proposals to withdraw funding from England's 38 rural community councils is growing by 1,000 names every day.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:30

Rural fuel discount 'step nearer'

LOWER petrol prices are a step nearer for 17 remote rural communities after Brussels approved the plan.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 18:01

Call for reversal of GP funding cuts

CUTS in health funding that could see scores of GP surgeries close must be reversed, says a rural charity.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 19:48

'Serious risk' to affordable housing

PLANNING rules lowering requirements for affordable housing provision will lead to a rural housing crisis, say England's national park chiefs.

What Works Network (November 2014)

The first report to emerge from the 'What Works' initiative since its launch in March 2013 provides a summary of early findings from the first six centres established (later additions to the stable have included Wellbeing and Devolved centres for Wales and Scotland).

Service Transformation Challenge Panel (November 2014)

The final report of the panel set up in April 2014, which was asked to recommend changes to help public services to deal with demographic changes, increasing expectations, and the need to reduce the cost of public services.

The Strategic Society Centre (November 2014)

Using Census data, DWP and HSCIC data, and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, this report gives an overview of the prevalence of disability amongst the over 65 population, and a summary of the sort of care they need and are receiving (and where these are mismatched).

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