Heart of the Village

‘Bobby on the beat’ – police tractor gets its name

13 June 2017

An authentic 'police tractor' will take to the fields of North Yorkshire over the summer - with a very appropriate name. (North Yorkshire Police)


Burglaries in rural locations

23 May 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following two burglaries that took place in rural locations in the west of the county. (Suffolk Police)


Rural schools row sparked between rival Westminster candidates

3 June 2017

A furious row has erupted over the future of rural schools in Aberdeenshire. (Press & Journal)


Loss of £52,000 puts rural surgery at risk

12 June 2017

The future of a doctor’s surgery that cares for 4,000 patients is under threat as it faces losing £52,000 worth of funding. (Daily Post)


Rural skip service broadens base

22 May 2017

The Devon villages of Buckfastleigh and Kenton are the first places in Teignbridge to benefit from a new pop-up rural skip service. (Mid-Devon Advertiser)


Small rural schools at risk from funding crisis

24 June 2017

A funding crisis gripping schools across rural Yorkshire has led to grave fears that countryside communities will witness a succession of closures. (Yorkshire Post)


Rural towns and villages call for change to coaster service

5 June 2017

Towns and villages hit by cuts to bus services have called for a key Southern Vectis seasonal route to be opened up to Island residents using concessionary passes. (Island Echo)


Bus service cuts on the way in Wiltshire

12 June 2017

Wiltshire Council is preparing to cut an evening bus service and reduce another service as it warns more reductions are likely. (Gazette & Herald)


EU funding opportunities for Lincolnshire businesses

11 June 2017

An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses don’t miss out on current EU funding opportunities. (Louth Leader)


Grants for Dorset rural businesses and communities

22 June 2017

The Northern Dorset Local Action Group has more than a £1.2 million in LEADER grants which must be awarded before 2019. (Somerset Live)


‘Leader’ scheme still has £6m available for rural businesses

27 June 2017

A funding stream aimed at helping the region’s rural businesses has passed a £1.5m milestone – and there is still £6m available to be allocated to projects in Norfolk and north Suffolk. (Eastern Daily Press)


Rural transport services facing crisis over minibus rule changes

29 June 2017

Thousands of vulnerable and isolated residents face massive disruption after rural community transport charities in Northern Ireland were forced to withdraw buses. (Newsletter)