The lack of affordable rural homes could be exacerbated by government policies, rural business leaders have warned.
LOCAL residents in Surrey are being asked to help make rural services more resilient.
A £500,000 government fund aims to help community organisers mobilise local residents.
The government has awarded £1.2m to nine organisations working with youngsters in deprived or rural areas.
Grants of more than £2,500 are available for small businesses and community groups in Derbyshire.
LOCAL housing targets are being driven by over-ambition rather than need, claim campaigners.
COMMUNITY groups can now apply for a rural support grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council.
A national forum which represents volunteers who run village halls is to close after almost 35 years.
RURAL homes are £43,490 more expensive than homes in urban areas, reveals the latest research.
PRINCE Charles has joined a crisis summit of key figures to discuss the challenges facing the rural sector.
Councils must produce local plans for new homes in their area by 2017, the government has warned.
THE Railway Benefit Fund and Cancer Research are each to receive £810 courtesy of guests at the Community Rail Awards gala dinner.