THE government faces a call for urgent action following a 50,000 increase in fly-tipping incidents.
SIX villages and market towns have been shortlisted in a competition to find Britain's best High Streets.
THE government has reiterated its pledge to combat the scourge of illegal rubbish dumping in the countryside.
England's national parks have produced a briefing note outlining how they support rural communities and economies.
England's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty contribute more than £20bn each year to the economy, says a report.
The number of new homes being approved on greenbelt land in England has increased five-fold in five years.
MOTORISTS are being urged to slow down on rural roads after a survey revealed the extent of risky, aggressive overtaking.
ONE of the worst cases of rural fly-tipping has seen up to 40 tonnes of industrial waste dumped in a country lane.
A FREE guide to help rural communities protect themselves from flooding has been launched.
A £2m intiative has helped create and save more than 183km of public rights of way.
INCIDENTS of illegally dumped waste increased by 20% on public land last year, suggest the latest statistics.
RURAL business leaders are calling on local authorities to ban sky lanterns.