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Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:00

Rural councils to merge services

TWO rural local authorities are to merge a number of services in a bid to save council taxpayers £30m.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:19

More powers for local fire services

LOCAL fire services are to be granted more powers under plans announced by the government.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 14:54

£200m trust boosts rural England

NEGLECTED rural communities are set to benefit from a £200m charitable trust, it has emerged.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:46

'Vital' contribution of village halls

VILLAGE halls can make an important contribution to the rural economy, says a report.

Monday, 26 July 2010 00:35

Jury out on rural ‘right-to-build’

LETTING rural people build their own homes without planning consent may not create better communities, experts have warned.

Friday, 23 July 2010 12:45

Villagers to get housing powers

RURAL people will be allowed to build their own homes without planning permission in areas where there is a housing shortage.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:01

Axe falls on 36 more Defra bodies

A FURTHER 35 government bodies are to be axed, rural affairs secretary Caroline Spelman has confirmed.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:22

Confirmed: Regional offices axed

ENGLAND’S eight regional government offices are to be closed, communities secretary Eric Pickles has confirmed.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:09

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:08

Rural councils to merge services

TWO rural local authorities are to merge a number of services in a bid to save council taxpayers £30m.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 07:03

Rural residents get wheels to work

RURAL residents in Lincolnshire can now benefit from a scheme to help them reach places for work, training or education.

Monday, 19 July 2010 04:55

Rural Cumbria pilots ‘Big Society’

GOVERNMENT plans allowing local communities to deliver their own services are to be piloted in rural Cumbria.

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