RURAL villages in South Gloucestershire are being given access to fibre broadband following more investment.
The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs is looking to support community and environmental projects.
BT has been ordered to separate from its network provider Openreach – in a move aimed at improving broadband and phone services.
East Devon District Council is helping local rural businesses to apply for £1.4m in EU funded grants.
Calls to protect crucial EU funding for projects (Chronicle Live)
Councils demand funding top-up (Public Finance)
Rural economy will be hit if EU funds lost, Leadsom warned (Yorkshire Post)
Is EU waking up to Brexit at last? (Yorkshire Post)
Communities urge government to maintain vital rural funding (The Smallholder)
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For many groups, rising housing costs have negated any increase in income they've received. One result is a ballooning Housing Benefit bill, finds Brian Wilson.
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