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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 23:00

Defra website moves to gov.uk

THE Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website has become part of the single GOV.UK domain.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:44

Rural youngsters 'must leave for jobs'

ONE in three rural youngsters fear they will have to leave their area to find a job, reveals a study.

Sunday, 07 April 2013 22:14

Watchdog in final plea over services

INADEQUATE funding for public services is among a raft of challenges faced by countryside communities.

Thursday, 04 April 2013 13:45

Rural Health Network established

A new Rural Health Network has been established following a ground-breaking “Challenging Times” conference in Nottingham last autumn.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 21:11

Quad bikes help tackle rural crime

LOCAL policing teams have been provided with two new all terrain vehicles to help them cover hard to reach rural areas.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 20:59

BBC faces 'rural impartiality' review

The impartiality of the BBC's coverage of rural areas of the UK is to be examined by a special review.

Friday, 29 March 2013 20:45

Revealed: best rural places to live

THE rural areas with the best quality of life have been pinpointed by an annual survey of Great Britain.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:51

Village halls get wireless broadband

THIRTY village halls will be provided with wireless internet under plans unveiled by a rural district council.

Monday, 25 March 2013 08:38

Network warns against Budget impact

RURAL communities must not be unfairly disadvantaged by the Budget, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Friday, 22 March 2013 20:47

Village shops reduce rural isolation

SHOPS owned and run by local communities reduce rural isolation, says a study by a leading charity.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:43

Localism having 'little rural impact'

THE government's localism agenda is having little impact on the ground, suggests a report.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:38

Call to reduce VAT for rural tourism

BUSINESS leaders are urging the government to reduce VAT on rural tourism services.

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