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Friday, 29 October 2010 09:22

LEPs: Rural winners and losers

THE government has unveiled the first 24 local enterprise partnerships it hopes will drive economic growth across England.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:45

Extra funding for village halls

RURAL communities are set to benefit from extra funding for community buildings, including village halls.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 01:00

Schools have vital rural role - report

VILLAGE schools play a key role in enabling families to access rural services, says a report.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 14:52

'Greenest pub' reopens at last

A HEREFORDSHIRE pub dubbed the greenest pub in England has reopened after being closed for five years.

Monday, 25 October 2010 11:12

Innovate and save, councils urged

LOCAL authorities are being urged to take an innovative approach to services following the government's spending review.

Monday, 25 October 2010 10:55

Building the Big Society

The challenge when building the big Society will be reaching those with the weakest social networks, writes Brian Wilson.

Friday, 22 October 2010 11:46

Boost for rural green energy

RURAL communities will benefit from the government's spending review commitment to renewable energy, say experts.

Friday, 22 October 2010 11:25

Rural broadband pilot areas named

FOUR rural areas have been selected to pilot the next generation of high-speed broadband in the countryside.

Thursday, 21 October 2010 11:54

Rural councils face brunt of spending cuts

Rural local authorities are likely to be among those hardest hit by cuts in government spending, suggests a survey.


Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:26

Spending review hits rural services

Analyst Robert Bullard looks at the impact of the government's spending review on rural areas.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:30

Councils braced for spending cuts

RURAL local authorities are likely to be among those hardest hit by cuts in government spending, suggests a survey.

Monday, 18 October 2010 12:36

Rural warning over Big Society

RURAL communities are calling for more support if they are to deliver the aims of the government’s Big Society.

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