BUSINESS centres in north-east England have joined forces to create a network to stimulate rural economic growth.

Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:07

New Anglia LEP set out rural vision

THE New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) says it has funds available to help rural business deliver skills and growth for Suffolk and Norfolk.

Sunday, 18 May 2014 20:51

Scheme creates jobs for rural Norfolk

A six-year programme managed by Norfolk County Council has created over 200 rural jobs and injected £16m into the county.

Sunday, 18 May 2014 20:36

Businesses help shape rural grants

RURAL business in Cumbria are to learn more about the next wave of European funding under the LEADER programme.

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.