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Monday, 26 September 2016 04:20

Zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping

A zero approach to fly-tipping has been announced by rural organisations and public bodies in Hampshire.

Sunday, 25 September 2016 19:49

Labour pledge to revive rural Britain

Shadow Defra secretary Rachael Maskell has pledged that a future Labour government will revitalise Britain's rural communities.

Friday, 23 September 2016 05:34

Call for action on business rate debts

Local authorities have called for new powers to tackle huge business rate debts.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 07:18

Clampdown on rural crime in Yorkshire

POLICE have launched a major clampdown on rural crime – targeting hundreds of outlying businesses around York.

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:10

Police app combats rural crime

THOUSANDS of people have signed up to a police messaging service to combat rural crime.

What does the government's return to business focused policy-making mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 18 September 2016 19:29

Prince's fund unveils £600k rural pot

The Prince's Countryside Fund has announced a grant funding pot of over £600,000 to support vital rural initiatives.

Friday, 16 September 2016 09:33

Rural residents secure village hall grant

Rural residents in Norfolk have secured a lottery grant towards the cost of constructing a new village hall.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:32

MPs 'must support rural mobile coverage'

MOBILE phone operators should be legally obliged to deliver universal coverage across the whole of Britain, say rural business leaders.

Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:11

'Join forces to secure fair Brexit deal'

Countryside communities must join forces to secure a fair deal from the government following Brexit, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Friday, 09 September 2016 18:44

Reverse rural transport cuts – campaigners

Campaigners have urged the government to use the Bus Services Bill to reverse rural transport cuts.

Thursday, 08 September 2016 18:21

Rates retention 'ambitious and complex'

THE Rural Services Network and local authorities have issued a joint statement on government plans to move to 100% retention of business rates by 2020.

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