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Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:28

Cities can ease pressure on countryside

MORE attractive towns and cities would ease development pressure on the countryside, say rural campaigners.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 06:47

Leadsom wants rural opportunities for all

RURAL people should have the same opportunities as people in cities, Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has said.

Monday, 03 October 2016 05:15

Tourism set to soar over next decade

THE English tourism sector is set to grow by nearly 3% every year over the next decade, suggests a study.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:22

Market town hub is 'big success'

A MARKET town 'hub' is being heralded a success after bringing rural services together under a single roof.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:02

Government reviews business rates

THE government has announced a revaluation of business rates – a review it says will ensure fairer bills.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 18:57

Police take to sky against rural crime

POLICE have launched a new operation aimed to tackle rural crime – including using drones to catch criminals.

Monday, 26 September 2016 04:20

Zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping

A zero approach to fly-tipping has been announced by rural organisations and public bodies in Hampshire.

Sunday, 25 September 2016 19:49

Labour pledge to revive rural Britain

Shadow Defra secretary Rachael Maskell has pledged that a future Labour government will revitalise Britain's rural communities.

Friday, 23 September 2016 05:34

Call for action on business rate debts

Local authorities have called for new powers to tackle huge business rate debts.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 07:18

Clampdown on rural crime in Yorkshire

POLICE have launched a major clampdown on rural crime – targeting hundreds of outlying businesses around York.

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:10

Police app combats rural crime

THOUSANDS of people have signed up to a police messaging service to combat rural crime.

What does the government's return to business focused policy-making mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

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