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Monday, 29 September 2014 14:54

Westminster push to tackle digital divide

BUSINESS and community leaders visited Westminster to push for improvements to mobile phone signals and broadband in rural areas.

Monday, 29 September 2014 10:57

A healthcare settlement for rural England?

HOW can we ensure debates about health and social care address issues faced by rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 29 September 2014 10:48

MPs launch postal competition inquiry

MPs have launched an inquiry amid claims that Royal Mail faces unfair competition.

Monday, 29 September 2014 10:11

Poor internet hampers rural schools

RURAL pupils are missing out because their schools are among those with the poorest internet connections.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:14

Call for action on rural fuel poverty

THE government is being urged to address the growing crisis of fuel poverty in rural communities.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 08:55

Councils urged to ban sky lanterns

RURAL business leaders are calling on local authorities to ban sky lanterns.

Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:29

Rural fibre broadband 'too costly'

MOBILE broadband is more cost effective in rural areas than fibre-based connections, suggests a study.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 08:08

Northants LEP targets rural jobs growth

PLANS submitted to DEFRA aim to support 139 businesses and create 79 jobs in rural Northamptonshire.


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