NEGLECTED rural communities are set to benefit from a £200m charitable trust, it has emerged.
VILLAGE halls can make an important contribution to the rural economy, says a report.
LETTING rural people build their own homes without planning consent may not create better communities, experts have warned.
RURAL people will be allowed to build their own homes without planning permission in areas where there is a housing shortage.
A FURTHER 35 government bodies are to be axed, rural affairs secretary Caroline Spelman has confirmed.
ENGLAND’S eight regional government offices are to be closed, communities secretary Eric Pickles has confirmed.
TWO rural local authorities are to merge a number of services in a bid to save council taxpayers £30m.
RURAL residents in Lincolnshire can now benefit from a scheme to help them reach places for work, training or education.
GOVERNMENT plans allowing local communities to deliver their own services are to be piloted in rural
RURAL leaders have expressed anger at delays to the roll-out of faster broadband connections.
A £400,000 fund aims to deliver faster broadband to rural communities in the East Midlands.