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Monday, 12 July 2010 08:08

Barriers hamper rural recovery

LOCAL authorities risk neglecting some important features of their rural economies, says a report.

Friday, 09 July 2010 06:46

Project speeds up rural broadband

A PROJECT to speed up rural broadband connections has been launched in the West Midlands.

Thursday, 08 July 2010 06:40

Rural role for social enterprise

SOCIAL enterprises could be used to deliver vital services to rural communities across England, the government believes.

Tuesday, 06 July 2010 00:01

State of countryside 2010 unveiled

STRONG rural communities can compensate for a lack of local services, claims the latest State of the Countryside report.

Monday, 05 July 2010 07:35

Prince Charles launches rural fund

PRINCE Charles has launched an initiative to help Britain's vulnerable rural communities.

Thursday, 01 July 2010 12:12

Green light for housing trusts

LOCAL communities are to build their own homes without having to lodge specific planning applications.

The Rural Services Network unveils a ground-breaking strategic partnership with the world's largest privately owned property consultancy, Knight Frank LLP.


Wednesday, 30 June 2010 12:49

Loyal customers boost rural firms

FINANCIAL independence and customer loyalty are helping rural businesses weather the economic downturn.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:33

Life goes on, insists watchdog

DEVASTATED staff at the Commission for Rural Communities have been told its work will continue, even though the watchdog is being axed.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 14:59

£1bn fund to 'ease impact of cuts'

THE government has launched a £1bn fund for areas and communities hard hit by public spending cuts.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:45

Axe falls on rural watchdog

THE government’s rural watchdog – the Commission for Rural Communities – is to be axed.

Friday, 25 June 2010 14:47

Council league tables abolished

THE government has abolished a requirement for councils to report their performance in key areas to ministers.

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