Rural Words

What does the government's return to business focused policy-making mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 08:36

How to make 'rural data' count

How can we use data to make a stronger case for rural? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:27

Avoiding the rural unemployment cliff

What can we do to help rural people missing out on employment opportunities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 07 August 2016 20:22

Shaking up or short-changing rural?

What role is (and could) philanthropy play in rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Will devolution open up opportunities for rural economic growth and regeneration? Jessica Sellick investigates.

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.

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