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HEAVY goods vehicles are having a serious impact on rural communities, says a council transport leader.

Monday, 23 May 2016 07:04

Dorset 'on track' with broadband plan

Dorset says it is on track with plans to deliver faster broadband for its residents and businesses.

Monday, 23 May 2016 05:43

Devon keeps bus services on road

DEVON County Council has stepped in to keep two important rural bus services on the road.

Monday, 23 May 2016 05:20

Researchers investigate food labeling

RESEARCHERS are investigating the extent to which consumers use traffic-light nutrition labelling when choosing food.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:25

Police launch largest rural operation

A MAJOR operation involving six police forces saw a clampdown on criminals across the rural north of England.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 05:32

Referendum uncertainty for rural economy

The forthcoming UK referendum on EU membership is contributing to uncertainty for the rural economy, says a report.

RURAL youngsters grow up to earn less than their urban counterparts – even if they move to a city for work.

Saturday, 14 May 2016 05:50

Expansion for innovative bus service

AN innovative rural bus services is set to carry more passengers after expanding to cover North Lincolnshire.

Rural areas have borne the brunt of more than 600 bank branch closures over the past year.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:00

New fly-tipping rules take effect

LOCAL authorities can now issue £400 fines as an alternative to prosecution for small-scale fly-tipping.

RURAL communities face a 'digital twilight zone' unless minimum broadband standards move with the times, say local authorities.

How are universities and local authorities working together – and is this benefiting rural areas? Jessica Sellick investigates.

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