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What more can be done to reach out to rural people at risk of suicide? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Friday, 16 March 2018 20:35

Vouchers to connect rural broadband

Rural residents and businesses are to be given vouchers to help with the cost of connecting to fibre broadband.

Friday, 16 March 2018 13:43

£125k awarded to tackle litter louts

Innovative community projects to tackle litter louts have been awarded government funding.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:02

Bishop highlights need for equality

The Bishop of Lincoln has highlighted the challenges faced by communities in sparsely populated rural areas.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:31

£25m to explore 5G connectivity

Rural areas are to benefit from a £25m in government funding to explore the benefits of 5G digital connectivity.

Monday, 12 March 2018 14:17

NPPF 'could boost rural housing'

Seemingly minor changes to the national planning policy framework could have big rural benefits, says an expert.

Monday, 12 March 2018 13:32

Rule change to increase rural homes

Rural communities are to be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes.

A new electric vehicle charging social enterprise has started up in Cumbria to address the chronic shortage of charging points in rural towns and villages.

Unlocking rural digital potential could add up to £26bn annually to the UK economy, says a new report.

Rural Services Network [1] assistant director Andy Dean has commented on the launch of a government consultation on proposals for a major overhaul of national planning policy [2].


Wednesday, 07 March 2018 08:43

Review must create rural homes

The Rural Services Network has welcomed proposals for a major overhaul of national planning policy.

Monday, 05 March 2018 18:50

Major reform of planning rules unveiled

A major overhaul of planning rules will "deliver the homes the country needs," says the government.

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