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Sunday, 27 July 2014 19:35

MPs call for transport revolution

MPs have called for action to improve passenger transport services for isolated communities.

Saturday, 26 July 2014 19:40

Telecoms giant unveils rural campaign

MOBILE phone carrier Vodafone has launched a national programme for rural communities to apply for better coverage in "not-spot areas".

Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:31

Charity urges end to 'bedroom tax'

A RURAL charity has repeated its call for the government to scrap the so-called bedroom tax in settlements of fewer than 3000 people.

Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:09

Concern over impact of police cuts

A CHANGE in the way policing is organised and funded is needed so the public are kept safe in the face of further cost cutting, says a report.

Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:34

Yorkshire broadband project on track

A LOCAL broadband project is on track to bring faster internet connections to 97% of West Yorkshire.

THE next government must recognise the importance of rural businesses to the economy, business leaders have warned.

Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:08

University leads rural health project

AN initiative to improve health services in rural communities is being led by the University of Cumbria.

THE contribution of the countryside is undervalued, according to a charity initiated by the Prince of Wales.

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