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Monday, 14 November 2016 06:11

Bus cuts leave communities isolated

RURAL communities are being left isolated because councils have been forced to reduce bus services, new figures reveal.

Friday, 11 November 2016 15:23

Plan to withdraw red phone boxes

RURAL communities are being urged to adopt their local red phone box – or face the possibility of its removal.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:37

Broadband still slower than advertised

Broadband users are still receiving internet speeds much slower than those advertised, an investigation has revealed.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:48

National Park beats tourism target

RURAL tourism is thriving in north-east England, reveals a new report commissioned by Northumberland National Park Authority.

Monday, 07 November 2016 10:23

Wi-fi scheme launched for village halls

A NEW scheme lets rural residents access superfast broadband via a hub installed in their local village hall.

Friday, 04 November 2016 10:16

Rural fears over online tax information

RURAL business owners fear they could be "unfairly punished" if they are made to submit tax information online.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:38

New-style rural bus service piloted

Derbyshire has become the latest county to consider introducing a demand-responsive bus service for rural residents.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:13

Funding for rural projects in Norfolk

RURAL businesses will continue to benefit from a £9m European funding initiative managed by Norfolk County Council.

Sunday, 30 October 2016 23:20

Rural 'notspots' unacceptable – MPs

More than one in four rural areas suffer from a poor or non-existent mobile phone signal, says a cross-party group of MPs.

FOUR police and crime commissioners have come together to step up the fight against rural crime.

Friday, 28 October 2016 22:38

Councils want fuel duty to repair roads

Local councils have called for money raised in fuel duty to help combat a growing backlog in road repairs – many of them in rural areas.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 23:34

Lib Dems call for better rural transport

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called for better transport so rural students can complete their studies.

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