Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:23

Former minister to open rural hub

FOMER trade minister Digby Jones is to officially open the University of Cumbria's Rural Growth Hub.

Monday, 10 March 2014 14:16

Support 'worth £3.4m to village shops'

RURAL retailers saw turnover increase by almost 10% following a government-backed support project for village shops.

Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:49

£4m boost for East Sussex economy

BUSINESSES wanting to grow or relocate to East Sussex are being invited to apply for a share of £4million.

Sunday, 16 February 2014 21:00

Extreme weather hits rural tourism

RURAL tourism businesses say extreme weather and flooding has led to a drop in enquiries.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 13:06

£9m fund for rural Lincolnshire

RURAL businesses in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from nearly £9m in European funding.

Monday, 16 December 2013 06:11

'Radical rethink' needed on rural economy

A RADICAL rethink is needed to recognise the contribution made to the rural economy by businesses other than farming and tourism, says a leading academic.

Monday, 16 December 2013 05:39

Rural economy 'firmly' in recovery

THE rural economy is said to be firmly in recovery as growth spreads from non-farming businesses to the agricultural sector.

Monday, 09 December 2013 11:17

Rural hubs could create more jobs

More rural jobs could be created by extending a network of enterprise hubs across the countryside, suggests a report.

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