THE first dedicated business awards for rural communities across the UK have opened for entries.
The government is backing a £500,000 rural marketing campaign to bring overseas visitors to Yorkshire.
A £1.6m bid has been approved to boost farming and rural businesses in Leicestershire.
A LOCAL council has earmarked £1,700 a year to support the rural economy in Dorset.
LOCAL councils have clashed with a national park authority over a ruling restricting the conversion of redundant barns.
PLANS submitted to DEFRA aim to support 139 businesses and create 79 jobs in rural Northamptonshire.
JOBS and investment in the rural economy are set to rise over the next 12 months, suggests a survey.
More than 2,500 rural businesses are set to receive a share of a £19m government fund.
A £150,000 rural business-to-business fund aims to help local firms thrive through innovation.
George Osborne has unveiled £22.5m to support business growth in north-east England – with special focus on rural communities.
BUSINESSES in rural Lincolnshire are being asked to share their thoughts on future grant-funded projects in their community.
BUSINESS centres in north-east England have joined forces to create a network to stimulate rural economic growth.