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Sunday, 07 December 2014 12:07

Devolution: a new deal for rural England?

Devolution is often talked about in a national or urban context. But what might devolution mean for rural England? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:19

Are our rural economies really working?

Is the rural economy taking a lead on jobs and growth? Or is it placing the countryside under unprecedented pressure? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 03 November 2014 09:25

Is rural life so great outdoors?

People are failing to reap the benefits from engaging with the natural environment. Jessica Sellick reports.

What services should local authorities provide and at what cost? Jessica Sellick investigates.

ARE living, working rural landscapes integral to economic growth? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 29 September 2014 10:57

A healthcare settlement for rural England?

HOW can we ensure debates about health and social care address issues faced by rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 15 September 2014 09:32

How social enterprise boosts rural services

Making sure 'more' is 'better' - Jessica Sellick examines how social enterprises are contributing to service delivery and sustainable rural communities.

Monday, 23 June 2014 11:14

Planning for Britain's rural future

Are planning reforms breathing new life into rural communities or bringing them into battle over unwanted development? Jessica Sellick Investigates.

Jessica Sellick examines the national framework for the LEADER method of delivering Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding.

HOW local authorities can apply to the government's £320m fund to help councils transform local services.

What does the future hold for the arts in rural areas? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 16 February 2014 21:18

'No decision about me, without me'?

Jessica Sellick looks at the changing face of healthcare and rural patient pathways.

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