SMALL rural businesses are being hit hard by the accelerating rate of bank branch closure programmes, says a report.
UP to 1600 rural pharmacies face the threat of closure due to government funding cuts, it is claimed.
A NEW partnership to tackle rural crime has been launched in Wiltshire.
A £42,000 fund to help vulnerable people warm this winter has been approved in Hampshire.
The Rural Services Network has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.
THE government has guaranteed to continue funding rural development projects signed while the UK is still in the European Union.
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MORE attractive towns and cities would ease development pressure on the countryside, say rural campaigners.
RURAL people should have the same opportunities as people in cities, Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has said.
THE English tourism sector is set to grow by nearly 3% every year over the next decade, suggests a study.
A MARKET town 'hub' is being heralded a success after bringing rural services together under a single roof.
THE government has announced a revaluation of business rates – a review it says will ensure fairer bills.