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Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:25

Councils highlight importance of services

Representatives from England's 10,000 parish and town aim to raise their profile by marching on parliament.

The government has published its latest guidance to assess the effects of its policies on rural areas.

Monday, 20 March 2017 12:02

Rural 'idyll' masks poor rural health

Poor health in rural areas is being "masked" by idyllic images of the countryside, warns a study.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 21:40

Funds for Dorset rural transport

GRANTS of up to £5000 are on offer to communities who want to set up their own rural transport scheme in Dorset.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:26

Rural caution over Budget U-turn

The Rural Services Network has welcomed a government decision to abandon a planned increase in national insurance payments by the self-employed.

The Rural Services Network has welcomed the government U-turn on increased National Insurance payments by the self-employed.

 

Monday, 13 March 2017 16:56

Derbyshire unveils rural crime taskforce

A DEDICATED team of police officers has been launched to lead the fight against rural crime in Derbyshire.

Monday, 13 March 2017 13:31

Warning over 'transport desert' bus cuts

Bus services have been hit hard by funding cuts with over 500 routes completely withdrawn or reduced in 2016/17.

Friday, 10 March 2017 13:51

Council maintains rural broadband pledge

ONE of England's biggest rural counties says 90% of premises will have access to superfast broadband by this summer.

Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:14

Caution over extra social care funding

An extra £2bn in funding is unlikely to resolve the challenges faced by adult social care providers, warn local authorities.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:20

Little joy in Budget for rural business

THE government's Budget contained little joy for businesses in the countryside, say rural leaders.

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