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Friday, 11 August 2017 13:58

Efficiency key to combat energy bills

Energy efficient homes are the key to keeping fuel costs low for rural residents, say housing experts.

THE government is facing calls to exempt new farm buildings from a revised approach to development tax for local infrastructure.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:34

Grants to support rural communities

A CHARITY established by Prince Charles has unveiled over £540,000 of grants to 18 new rural projects.

Monday, 07 August 2017 10:27

Licence concern for community transport

Rural community transport operators may face extra licence requirements, the government has suggested.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:48

Grant for Wheels to Work scheme

Rural youngsters are among those to benefit from £175,000 in new grants from the Virgin Money Foundation.


The Rural Services Network responds to a government decision that community transport operators bidding for local authority bus service contracts may require a Public Service Vehicle operator licence.


Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:24

Mixed reception for BT broadband proposal

A BT offer to provide universal high speed broadband to homes and businesses across the UK has been greeted with a mixed response.

Sunday, 30 July 2017 20:48

£200m for businesses and broadband

The government has unveiled £200m in grants for rural businesses and broadband projects.

How do policy makers recognise the needs of Britain's island communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:01

Rural welcome for broadband scheme

RURAL business leaders have welcomed a grant scheme to connect firms to faster broadband.

Friday, 28 July 2017 22:03

'Police must understand rural crime'

Many police officers fail to appreciate the impact of rural crime, suggests a study.

Calor is offering a free liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank and pipework installation to rural, off-grid agricultural businesses.

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