The Rural Services Network  has called the Government’s response to an article in the Sunday Express  on Sunday 8 January “nothing more than a smokescreen designed to mask the real issue facing rural council tax payers”.
Rural business leaders have set out five action points they claim will help ease the shortage of affordable homes.
Rural businesses and communities are to benefit from £6.75m of EU funding being made available in Cumbria.
Early bird discounts are available for major conference to discuss strategies for improving rural healthcare.
Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has confirmed a £120m funding boost for rural businesses across England.
A Worcestershire MP is urging local businesses to help make the case for better rural broadband.
Rural leaders are urging local councils to continue a pre-Christmas crackdown against fly-tipping.
England's first ever garden villages will help to ease the country's housing crisis, says the government.
Rural areas feature highly in the UK's best places to live, according to the latest Halifax Quality of Life Survey.
FUEL poverty figures have prompted a call for the government to tackle the tariffs of the big six energy companies.
Government plans will see small rural schools protected by a 'sparsity' funding factor have been broadly welcomed.