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Brexit: How might UK Agriculture Thrive or Survive?

This report edited by CRE’s Carmen Hubbard provides a detailed analysis of how the UK agriculture may be affected by Brexit. Working with colleagues from the Scottish Rural College, Agri-food & Biosciences Institute and a range of stakeholders, the report…

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Supporting rural growth in the North East LEP area

Rural areas seem to raising up the regional development agenda. In this blog Dinah Jackson, Programme Manager for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership looks to the future.

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PhDs for SMEs

Are you a local SMEs? Newcastle University is looking to recruit SMEs to the next round of ‘PhDs for SMEs’ project

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Challenges and opportunities for the VCS in 2019

Community Action Northumberland’s CEO, Andy Dean looks at the challenges facing the Voluntary and Community Sector

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Rural and the 4th Industrial Revolution

At the beginning of the digital age, much hope was placed on the ability of new technology to level the playing field between urban and rural areas.

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The impact of Brexit on the rural north

Rural areas would benefit from greater devolved decision making and a single, co-ordinated voice to avoid long-term issues being made worse by Brexit. Academics at Newcastle University, the University of Cumbria and Northumbria University looked at the implications of Brexit…

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