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Monday, 05 October 2015 13:52

Rural warning against Right-to-Buy deal

COUNTRYSIDE communities will be damaged by 'voluntary' Right-to-Buy proposals, rural leaders have warned.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:22

Growing challenge of the rural elderly

What can be done to tackle loneliness in older rural people? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:59

£7m available for rural tourism

RURAL businesses in 12 areas across the country are set to benefit from almost £7m, says the government.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:26

Vote now for Britain's best high street

SIX villages and market towns have been shortlisted in a competition to find Britain's best High Streets.

Sunday, 27 September 2015 11:41

Scheme brings 3G to remote areas

More villages and rural areas now have reliable 3G mobile coverage thanks to a special initiative.

Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:38

Council pioneers telecare scheme

A pioneering telecare scheme is under way to support people living with dementia across Hampshire.

Sunday, 27 September 2015 10:20

Fuel poverty fund warms residents

RURAL local authorities are among those to benefit from a £25m fuel poverty fund.

Sunday, 27 September 2015 08:51

BT unveils plan for faster broadband

BT has outlined its vision for better broadband amid criticism at the slow rollout of superfast connections.

Sunday, 20 September 2015 20:35

Rural-proofing response 'this autumn'

A long-awaited response is expected this autumn to a major report examining the impact of government policies on rural communities.

Friday, 18 September 2015 09:32

Defra pledge to combat fly-tipping

THE government has reiterated its pledge to combat the scourge of illegal rubbish dumping in the countryside.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 18:57

Patients 'more aware of NHS choice'

Rural residents are more aware of their right to choose where they receive NHS care, suggests a survey.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 07:31

Parks 'support rural communities'

England's national parks have produced a briefing note outlining how they support rural communities and economies.

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