Politics

Monday, 11 August 2014 14:42

Minister defends Green Belt record

COUNCILS should prioritise development on brownfield sites – and defend the countryside against urban sprawl, a government minister has warned.

THE next government must recognise the importance of rural businesses to the economy, business leaders have warned.

RURAL communities are continuing to suffer the loss of services and facilities, peers have warned.

Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:06

Economic plans 'must benefit countryside'

INVESTMENT plans contained in the Queen's Speech must also benefit the countryside, rural leaders have warned.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:50

Budget 'will help rural business'

MEASURES contained in the governemnt's budget will help businesses in the countryside, says rural insurer NFU Mutual.

Monday, 24 February 2014 13:55

Champion rural issues, politicians urged

CANDIDATES in this year's European elections are being urged to champion rural issues.

Friday, 10 January 2014 19:45

Rural MPs keep pressure on ministers

MPs have again called on the government to give rural communities a fairer deal when funding public services.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:31

Budget cuts 'threaten Defra response'

MASSIVE budget cuts threaten Defra's ability to respond to future emergencies, MPs have warned.


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