FOMER trade minister Digby Jones is to officially open the University of Cumbria's Rural Growth Hub.
RURAL retailers saw turnover increase by almost 10% following a government-backed support project for village shops.
BUSINESSES wanting to grow or relocate to East Sussex are being invited to apply for a share of £4million.
RURAL tourism businesses say extreme weather and flooding has led to a drop in enquiries.
RURAL businesses in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from nearly £9m in European funding.
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.
THE rural economy is said to be firmly in recovery as growth spreads from non-farming businesses to the agricultural sector.
More rural jobs could be created by extending a network of enterprise hubs across the countryside, suggests a report.
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