PEOPLE who live and work in the countryside face a bigger battle than ever to afford their own home, says a report.
A BUSINESS analyst who quit his job to become a rural landlord has scooped a top award for the best pub in Britain.
The next government is being urged to scrap the 'bedroom tax' in rural communities with fewer than 3,000 people.
A SPECIAL launch event will kick off a £1.4m nationwide campaign to inspire people who want to make a real difference in their rural communities.
AN URGENT review is needed so church people have more time for mission in rural communities, says a report.
RURAL communities have welcomed an independent review of the government's approach to 'rural proofing'.
THE government has awarded £2m to councils it says "deliver more for less" by working with local communities.
THE government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.
MARKET towns and villages are being urged to prepare for the Great British High Streets competition.
A £1.4m nationwide campaign aims to inspire people who want to improve life in their communities.
A PETITION against proposals to withdraw funding from England's 38 rural community councils is growing by 1,000 names every day.
PLANNING rules lowering requirements for affordable housing provision will lead to a rural housing crisis, say England's national park chiefs.