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Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:39

Rural communities need 'good neighbours'

GOOD Neighbour schemes are to improve access to services for people in rural North Yorkshire.

Friday, 27 March 2015 20:10

£7.6m for rural local transport

THE government has unveiled £7.6m for local authorities to try new ways of delivering local transport in rural areas.

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:48

Free advice for rural businesses

RURAL businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire turned out in force to receive help and funding advice.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:28

Communities share £25m minibus fund

MORE than 300 rural communities across rural England will receive new minibuses thanks to a £25m government fund.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 20:43

Tees Valley wins £1.2m rural funding

SOME £1.2m of funding have been awarded to encourage growth and jobs in the Tees Valley, north-east England.

Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:53

Rural growth fund now available

FUNDING is now available for projects that will create thousands of jobs across England, says the government.

Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:20

Call for rural transport investment

COMMUNITY transport schemes need a cash injection and volunteers to meet growing demand, politicians have been warned.

Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:42

Police receive helping rural hand

POLICE are receiving a helping hand from rural residents as they target criminals in Northumberland.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 18:47

£4.6m boost for rural Lancashire

RURAL businesses in Lancashire will benefit from more than £4m to support employment and growth.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:30

£3.2m for rural economy in Sussex

RURAL businesses across Sussex will be able to apply for their share of £3.2m in funding this summer.

How can we ensure rural voices are heard during the forthcoming General Election? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 15 March 2015 10:45

Project brings broadband to rural Dorset

A community-led broadband project is set to roll out superfast connections to part of rural Dorset.


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