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Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:55

900 rural motorists caught speeding

A month-long campaign has seen more than 900 motorists caught breaking rural speed limits.

Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:23

Dorset police launch rural crime team

POLICE in Dorset have launched a new rural crime team as they step up efforts to protect countryside communities.

Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:27

Avoiding the rural unemployment cliff

What can we do to help rural people missing out on employment opportunities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Saturday, 20 August 2016 11:43

Food tourism to boost rural economy

THE government has launched a food tourism grant scheme it hopes will boost the rural economy.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:54

Government in Brexit funding pledge

THE government will continue funding European projects after the UK leaves the EU – so long as they are signed before this year's Autumn Statement.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:30

MP calls for more rural police

Lancashire MP Nigel Evans has called for more police on the beat in rural areas.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:38

Rural strategy launched in Essex

A new rural strategy aims to deliver better services to local communities in Essex.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 05:47

Broadband adverts 'mislead' rural residents

RURAL residents are being misled by connection speeds only available to 10% of customers, say local councils.

Sunday, 07 August 2016 20:22

Shaking up or short-changing rural?

What role is (and could) philanthropy play in rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Friday, 05 August 2016 11:16

Rural grants face 'limbo' post-Brexit

Rural grant applicants face uncertainty following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union.

Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:47

Cost of rural crime tops £42m

THE cost of rural crime rose to £42.5 million last year, reveal the latest findings from rural insurer NFU Mutual.

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