An additional £2m is to be invested to improve the surface of rural roads in Devon.
Rural leaders are urging local councils to continue a pre-Christmas crackdown against fly-tipping.
Councils are using new powers to crush vehicles belonging to fly-tippers who illegally dump rubbish in the countryside.
RURAL tourism is thriving in north-east England, reveals a new report commissioned by Northumberland National Park Authority.
THE rising cost of clearing up fly-tipped rubbish is putting pressure on local authorities struggling with funding problems.
MORE attractive towns and cities would ease development pressure on the countryside, say rural campaigners.
A zero approach to fly-tipping has been announced by rural organisations and public bodies in Hampshire.
The government has failed to deliver a pledge to reduce planning barriers, say rural business leaders.
DEFRA says rural communities will benefit after the boundaries are extended of two national parks.
THREE local authorities have joined forces to protect the Devon coast and countryside.
HEAVY commercial vehicles are having a serious impact on rural communities, warns a council transport leader.
LOCAL authorities can now issue £400 fines as an alternative to prosecution for small-scale fly-tipping.