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Friday, 05 July 2013 19:46

Auditors slam missed broadband target

A GOVERNMENT programme to roll out superfast rural broadband has been criticised by auditors after ministers admitted it would miss its target.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 21:40

Network delivers 'better services for less'

NINE areas are to receive dedicated government support to help them deliver "better services for less" at a local level.

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 22:14

10-point plan to revive public services

WHITEHALL is denying English communities the public services they deserve, local authority leaders have been told.

Monday, 01 July 2013 11:30

Perspectives on the Localism Act

The Localism Act was intended to shift decision making powers into the hands of individuals, communities and councils. But has it? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:08

Think tank to probe rural challenges

RURAL communities are set to benefit from a new body that will examine the challenges of living in the countryside.

Saturday, 29 June 2013 09:09

Postponed: Rural broadband target

MILLIONS of rural homes will have to wait two years longer than planned for faster broadband, the government has finally admitted.

Friday, 28 June 2013 08:54

£15m rural energy fund opens

A £15m government fund has opened to applications from rural communities who want to generate their own green power.

Thursday, 27 June 2013 20:50

Services 'hit hardest' by spending cuts

PUBLIC services will bear the brunt of another round of spending cuts, the government has been warned.

Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:36

Conference to discuss rural health

THE latest developments in telehealth are among the topics that will be discussed at the second Rural Health Conference.

Monday, 24 June 2013 09:10

Supermarkets 'failing rural economy'

BRITAIN'S big supermarket chains are failing to support the countryside and wider rural economy, claims a report.

Friday, 21 June 2013 08:58

'Extra help needed for rural schools'

A NEW approach is needed to help rural school children reach their potential, the government's education watchdog has warned.

LESS than a week remains before a grant scheme deadline to help unpaid carers in Wiltshire.

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