Archive: Rural Communities

Tory rural vote: Not as secure as it was once

Countryside voters turning back on Tories

Conservative support is splintering in the Shires, a poll placed before ministers earlier this month has revealed.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Mass lobby of parliament calls for action on Post Office network

    Blair warns of limit to Post Office support

    The government will do what it can to stop the decline of the UK's post offices but "there is a limit" to the amount of financial support it can give, Tony Blair has said.

  • Farmers had paid up to £22.5 million because of payment delays, auditors said

    Defra delays 'cost farmers millions'

    The delays in delivering the single farm payment scheme left English farmers with a bill of between £18 million and £22.5 million, a new report warns.

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