Younger People

First time buyers priced out of rural homes
30 September 2017
Campaigners fear young families are being priced out of countryside locations, where only 36% of properties are snapped up by first-time buyers. (The Courier)

Brake urges rural road practice for young drivers
24 October 2017
Practising on rural roads should be a compulsory part of driving lessons, according to a road safety charity. (BBC Online)

The horror of rural internet access
27 August 2017
Access to the internet is like access to the other essential services in our civilised society: water, a sewage system, roads, postal services, electricity. (The Times)

Demand to introduce compulsory rural driving lessons
29 August 2017
Road safety campaigners are demanding the introduction of compulsory rural driving lessons as part of a package of measures to cut the number of young drivers killed on Britain's roads. (iNews)

Young Farmers holds public awareness week to celebrate 85th year
15 September 2017
The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs is celebrating its 85th year with a public awareness week. (Cambridgeshire Times)

Rural living can add two years to life expectancy
1 September 2017
People living in rural parts of the UK can expect to live two years longer on average than city-dwellers, according to the latest government health statistics. (Farmers Weekly)

Youth charity to spread thanks to new minibus
4 October 2017
A YOUTH charity will now be reaching out to towns and villages across West Oxfordshire after acquiring a new mode of transport. (Oxford Mail)

School transport cuts are 'rural discrimination' says headteacher
12 September 2017
Parents and teachers are preparing to fight cuts to school transport in the Thurston catchment area, as claims it amounts to discrimination against Suffolk's rural communities. (EADT)

Appeal aiming to save vital rural health service
5 October 2017
An appeal to save an important health screening service has been launched at Newark Livestock Market. (Newark Advertiser)

Fairer funding 'vital' for rural schools
18 September 2017
Fairer funding is vital for England's rural schools, the Rural Services Network has warned. (Rural Services Network)

'Build more affordable homes to keep rural schools open,' say county council chiefs
4 October 2017
More affordable homes need to be built if rural schools are to survive, say county council bosses amid calls from national park members for small schools to stay open. (Richmondshire Today)

Young farmers to take part in Lord Mayor's Show
15 September 2017
Eight young farmers have landed starring roles representing British farming at the Lord Mayor's Show in London. (Pig World)

'Schoolchildren in Wales should be taught how to shoot'
28 September 2017
Schoolchildren in Wales could be taught how to shoot, one of Britain's biggest shooting lobby groups has said. (Wales Online)

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