THE government must consider the wider implications of increasing the number of rural Starter Homes, says the Rural Services Network.
URBAN drugs gangs are targeting vulnerable adults and children in rural and coastal communities.
POLICE are urging motorists to slow down during National Speed Awareness Week - especially in rural areas.
SIX rural communities are to share a £500,000 fund making it easier for them to apply for flood protection, says the government.
RURAL communities are set to benefit from a landmark ruling in favour of smaller rural housing developments.
THE need to provide more affordable rural homes has been described as one of the UK's biggest challenges.
RURAL crime cost the UK economy £37.8m last year - despite an overall decline in every region.
A FURTHER 250 communities are taking greater control of local issues, says the government.
VILLAGE halls face higher running costs due to inadvertent consequences from this summer's Budget.
More than £60,000 has been awarded to help village halls support rural communities in the south of England.
Rural experts have voiced "deep concern" at plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.
A SHORTAGE of affordable homes is pricing local young people and families out of the countryside, the government has been warned.