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Monday, 24 August 2015 07:18

Rural starter homes must be appropriate

THE government must consider the wider implications of increasing the number of rural Starter Homes, says the Rural Services Network.

Friday, 21 August 2015 08:06

Plan 'lacks ambition' on broadband

THE government's Rural Productivity Plan falls short when it comes to broadband, say rural business leaders.

Thursday, 20 August 2015 05:33

Defra unveils Rural Productivity Plan

RURAL communities will be allowed to build starter homes for local residents under plans set out in the government's first ever Rural Productivity Plan.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 07:32

Members sought for funding scheme

BUSINESSES and communities in Northumberland can still benefit from nearly £2m of European funding to help create jobs and boost the economy.

Monday, 17 August 2015 10:27

Rural county 'leading on broadband'

Rutland is leading the way for fibre broadband, with a higher take-up rate than any other county.

Monday, 17 August 2015 09:47

Drugs gangs target market towns

URBAN drugs gangs are targeting vulnerable adults and children in rural and coastal communities.

Monday, 17 August 2015 09:30

Rural motorists urged to slow down

POLICE are urging motorists to slow down during National Speed Awareness Week - especially in rural areas.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 09:21

£500k flood support for rural areas

SIX rural communities are to share a £500,000 fund making it easier for them to apply for flood protection, says the government.

Monday, 10 August 2015 08:34

What future for coastal communities?

We are an island nation. But are we delivering benefits for our rural coastal communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 10 August 2015 07:27

Rural discussion paper published

THE government has published a discussion paper examining the future of rural communities.

Friday, 07 August 2015 07:04

Landmark ruling favours rural housing

RURAL communities are set to benefit from a landmark ruling in favour of smaller rural housing developments.

Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:50

'Millions available' for rural business

MILLIONS of pounds are available to help small rural businesses reach their full potential, says the government.

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