MORE attractive towns and cities would ease development pressure on the countryside, say rural campaigners.
RURAL people should have the same opportunities as people in cities, Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has said.
THE English tourism sector is set to grow by nearly 3% every year over the next decade, suggests a study.
A MARKET town 'hub' is being heralded a success after bringing rural services together under a single roof.
THE government has announced a revaluation of business rates – a review it says will ensure fairer bills.
POLICE have launched a new operation aimed to tackle rural crime – including using drones to catch criminals.
A zero approach to fly-tipping has been announced by rural organisations and public bodies in Hampshire.
Shadow Defra secretary Rachael Maskell has pledged that a future Labour government will revitalise Britain's rural communities.
Local authorities have called for new powers to tackle huge business rate debts.
POLICE have launched a major clampdown on rural crime – targeting hundreds of outlying businesses around York.
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.