Storm clouds are gathering for another big battle in countryside politics, as conservationists prepare to take on shooting sports over the use of lead ammunition.
Today's employment market looks grim to everyone, but rural youth face a particularly bleak reality, a report today concluded.
A lamentable record on regulating gypsy and traveller sites is only just being overturned. But it may be too late to assuage growing anger over the issue.
Local communities could hold local referendums on modest house-building projects under new plans being put forward by the housing minister.
Gardens will no longer be classified as brownfield sites in a bid to stop developers taking them over, according to the government.
Around a million people living in rural areas in the UK face high levels of financial exclusion according to a government report which seeks to deal with the issue.
Rural communities are becoming holiday homes for the rich, the Liberal Democrats warned today.
Rural England is being threatened by a brutal combination of high house prices and low wages.
Housing minister Yvette Cooper today promised to deliver housing for the many and not just the few.
The countryside is fast becoming the preserve of the middle-aged and middle-class, a new report has found.
MPs are today debating Conservative proposals to give councils far more power over how their local communities are run.
Local authorities should consider allowing building projects on green belt land, a new government-commissioned report has said.
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.
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.
The government must decide what it wants from the Post Office network if the UK's 14,000 post offices are to survive much longer, a new report has warned.
The Conservatives have fired the first shots in the campaign for next year's local elections by promising to protect England's gardens from being concreted over.
The government has dismissed claims that the recent increase in immigration is the main cause of the current housing shortage.
There must be a significant increase in the provision of affordable housing in rural areas, a new report warns.