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Sunday, 04 December 2016 15:58

Rural communities get fibre broadband

RURAL villages in South Gloucestershire are being given access to fibre broadband following more investment.

Friday, 02 December 2016 16:53

Young farmers support community projects

The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs is looking to support community and environmental projects.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 17:15

Is Ofcom ruling good for rural broadband?

BT has been ordered to separate from its network provider Openreach – in a move aimed at improving broadband and phone services.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:45

£1.4m business boost for East Devon

East Devon District Council is helping local rural businesses to apply for £1.4m in EU funded grants.

What does delivering a proportionate and effective justice system mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 28 November 2016 10:34

Police urge rural residents to report crime

POLICE are urging rural residents to 'Call it in' and help target crime in the countryside.

THE Rural Services Network has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement.

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:18

Call for £60m rural housing programme

THE Rural Services Network has called for £60m annually to be invested in a rural housing programme.

 

The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement [2].

 

Friday, 25 November 2016 06:47

Rural areas 'left behind on broadband'

THE government is doing too little to improve rural internet speeds, say community and business leaders.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:37

Chancellor unveils 100% rural rate relief

Rural rate relief will increase from 50% to 100% from next April, saving a business up to £2900 a year.

Monday, 21 November 2016 11:29

Landowners 'can help solve housing crisis'

Rural landowners can play a crucial role in solving England's rural housing crisis, says a report.

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