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July 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014 13:12

Rural postal service under threat

REGULAR postal deliveries to remote communities must continue, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:48

£75m fund to transform fire services

FIRE and rescue authorities will receive £75m to work together in a move the government says will improve efficiency while saving public money.

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:00

Faster broadband for rural Dorset

RURAL communities across North Dorset will benefit from faster broadband next year, says the local council.

ARE living, working rural landscapes integral to economic growth? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Centre for Cities, September 2014

A proposal for 'London style powers' (and then some) to be given to the UK's nine biggest cities.

County Councils Network, September 2014

"The Government must champion County Council Network Councils as the most appropriate lead on public service transformation in county areas" - another call for decentralisation and a financial settlement for local government that matches the five year span of the Spending Review period.

IPPR, September 2014

Arguing that a centralised state is no longer fit for purpose, the authors outline the key arguments against increasing local powers (lack of competency and capacity at local level, the risk of creating a postcode lottery, complexity and ultimately a disinterested public) and then set about dismantling these objections.

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