Rural Words

How are universities and local authorities working together – and is this benefiting rural areas? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 08 May 2016 15:32

We're all complicit in housing crisis

Developing new homes in many parts of rural England has been far too difficult, says David Orr.

Monday, 21 March 2016 10:56

Revealed: Defra's rural policy plan

Defra's departmental plan details its policy priorities for 2015-2020. But what does it include? Jessica Sellick takes a look.

Sunday, 13 March 2016 00:00

Where next for Place-based working?

Many local authorities are thinking about or implementing new models of place-based working. Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 25 January 2016 10:24

The importance of rural volunteers

The social value of volunteering is now finding its way onto the policy agenda. So what does this mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 14 December 2015 13:56

What next for rural careers education?

CAREERS guidance should be at the heart of schooling - it plays a vital part in helping young people navigate from education to work, says Jessica Sellick.

Sunday, 06 December 2015 16:50

Can we save rural churches from closure?

Are rural communities ready and able to stop rural churches from closing? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 29 November 2015 20:11

Unravelled: Autumn Statement 2015

What the government's 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review mean for local authorities.

Monday, 09 November 2015 08:57

Mind the [rural] funding gap

With less funding now available, are rural communities feeling the pinch? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 19 October 2015 09:20

Just how much is nature worth?

Are we obscuring nature’s true value and putting the rural environment at even greater risk? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:22

Growing challenge of the rural elderly

What can be done to tackle loneliness in older rural people? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Is the government's Rural Productivity Plan focusing on the right issues? Jessica Sellick investigates.

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