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Monday, 17 October 2016 17:36

Rural firms 'let down' by bank closures

SMALL rural businesses are being hit hard by the accelerating rate of bank branch closure programmes, says a report.

Sunday, 16 October 2016 09:03

Rural pharmacies 'face closure threat'

UP to 1600 rural pharmacies face the threat of closure due to government funding cuts, it is claimed.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 06:54

New partnership tackles rural crime

A NEW partnership to tackle rural crime has been launched in Wiltshire.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:07

Fund to keep rural communities warm

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.

Monday, 10 October 2016 07:57

Chancellor pledges funding for EU projects

THE government has guaranteed to continue funding rural development projects signed while the UK is still in the European Union.

Just what does "rewilding" mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:28

Cities can ease pressure on countryside

MORE attractive towns and cities would ease development pressure on the countryside, say rural campaigners.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 06:47

Leadsom wants rural opportunities for all

RURAL people should have the same opportunities as people in cities, Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has said.

Monday, 03 October 2016 05:15

Tourism set to soar over next decade

THE English tourism sector is set to grow by nearly 3% every year over the next decade, suggests a study.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:22

Market town hub is 'big success'

A MARKET town 'hub' is being heralded a success after bringing rural services together under a single roof.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:02

Government reviews business rates

THE government has announced a revaluation of business rates – a review it says will ensure fairer bills.

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