VOLUNTARY and community groups have a vital role in helping rural residents cope with cold weather, says a report.
A GRANT scheme to encourage neighbourhood planning has opened for applications.
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has urged rural church leaders to be 'brave' and 'radical' – particularly with reference to shared leadership.
One of England's biggest counties is backing a national campaign to promote rural road safety.
VILLAGE halls are struggling to find new recruits to manage the buildings, reveals a study.
RURAL residents are being urged to save money by stocking up on heating oil before winter.
HOUSE prices are rising so much that soon only the wealthiest people will be able to buy their own home, says a report.
THE Rural Services Network has urged the government to abandon proposals to exempt smaller developments from affordable housing requirements.
NEW planning measures aim to ensure greater fairness while protecting the countryside from unauthorised traveller sites, says the government.
A RURAL MP has called on the government to drop a plan to limit new affordable homes being built in small communities.
RURAL leaders have called on the government to help prevent the illegal grazing of horses in the countryside.
CONCERNS over road safety in rural Sussex will be addressed in a seroes of road shows.