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Thursday, 06 June 2013 19:15

ACRE seeks new chief executive

A NEW chief executive is being sought by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) following its restructuring earlier this year.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 13:20

Does every rural child REALLY matter?

What can be done to support young people in rural areas and champion their needs? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:22

Rural bus services under threat

Rural bus services will be lost if government funding is cut in next month's spending round, campaigners have warned.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:09

BBC appoints rural impartiality leader

THE BBC Trust has appointed Heather Hancock to examine the impartiality of the broadcaster's rural coverage.

Friday, 31 May 2013 12:04

Youngsters face higher road risks

RURAL youngsters are at a much higher risk behind the wheel than their urban counterparts, reveals a study.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:57

Rural savings: how do you compare?

RURAL residents have more savings than their urban neighbours, reveal the latest figures.

ENGLAND'S National Parks are worth as much as the UK aerospace industry to the economy, says a report.

THE deadline has been extended for applications to the government's £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund.

Monday, 27 May 2013 08:31

Funding for Wiltshire rural business

BUSINESSES across Wiltshire and Swindon can bid for funding through a rural grants scheme.

Thursday, 23 May 2013 20:56

Government urged to boost tourism

MORE should be done to promote rural tourism, the government has been told.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 20:22

Advice service secures £350k grant

A RURAL advice service has secured a major funding package worth almost £350,000.

Monday, 20 May 2013 12:50

Growth is priority, says government

Stimulating economic growth is the top priority for the government, MPs have been told.

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