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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 20:50

£20m rural training scheme unveiled

SOME 90,000 aspiring business people will receive training in a government drive for rural economic growth.

Sunday, 03 February 2013 22:03

Hidden poverty in the farmyard

MANY farmers are struggling to make ends meet. How can we ensure they have a future? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 03 February 2013 21:24

Higher rural fuel prices 'are fair'

HIGHER fuel prices paid by rural motorists are not the result of foul play, says the government's competition watchdog.

Friday, 01 February 2013 20:09

New Homes Bonus reaches £1.3bn

COUNCILS that have welcomed growth are getting a major boost to their spending power, says the government.

Thursday, 31 January 2013 20:06

Awards highlight community shops

MORE than 300 community-run shops are being encouraged to enter the first awards for the sector.

Monday, 28 January 2013 08:15

Call to amend infrastructure bill

THE countryside could be disadvantaged unless the government amends its Growth and Infrastructure Bill, rural business leaders have warned.

Monday, 28 January 2013 07:31

Farm Stay puts £3.5bn into rural economy

FARMHOUSE bed and breakfast businesses have helped generate £3.5bn for the rural economy, says a report.

Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:49

Split over changes to planning rules

PROPOSALS to ease planning rules will put the countryside at risk, say conservationists.

Friday, 25 January 2013 08:46

Rural economy review 'is working'

THE government says its £165m package of support measures unveiled in 2011 for the rural economy is bearing fruit.

THE government says it accepts that rural areas are underfunded when it comes to delivering public services.

Monday, 21 January 2013 06:53

Councils face pothole nightmare

RURAL business leaders are urging councils not to cut back on repairs to roads damaged by freezing temperatures.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:55

Faster broadband benefits e-learners

RECENT approval for the upgrade of the UK's rural broadband network has been welcomed by distance learning service providers.

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