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Saturday, 16 August 2014 09:45

'Unfair' rural deal from government

RURAL communities get an unfair deal from the way the government funds local authorities, an independent commission has been told.

Friday, 15 August 2014 22:27

Unveiled: £200m brownfield site plan

A £200m government fund aims to protect the countryside from development by making it easier to build on brownfield sites.

Friday, 15 August 2014 20:58

Rural mobile phone users unhappy

One third of rural mobile phone users say they are dissatisfied with the service they receive.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 21:47

Faster broadband for Northamptonshire

MORE than 21,800 homes in Northamptonshire can now get faster fibre broadband thanks to a project led by the county council.

Monday, 11 August 2014 14:54

'Click and collect' to revive towns

THE government has unveiled plans it says will help revive Britain's high streets and market towns.

Monday, 11 August 2014 14:42

Minister defends Green Belt record

COUNCILS should prioritise development on brownfield sites – and defend the countryside against urban sprawl, a government minister has warned.

Monday, 11 August 2014 12:36

Cost of rural crime rises to £44.5m

RURAL theft cost the UK economy £44.5m last year, reveal statistics which show a rise of 5.2% on 2012.

Saturday, 09 August 2014 13:40

Broadband rollout 'must be faster'

THE government's superfast broadband rollout has now reached more than 1m premises – but isolated areas are still proving harder to reach.


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