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Friday, 15 February 2013 08:27

Villagers create hyperfast broadband network

RURAL residents in Lancashire have some of the UK's fastest internet speeds after creating their own community broadband network.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 08:12

Council fightback against rural crime

A NEW scheme which aims to curtail rural thefts has been launched by Buckinghamshire County Council.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:25

Give rural councils fair share - MPs

MORE than 30 MPs have demanded a fairer share of government funding for rural local authorities.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 08:21

Call to back broadband bid

PEOPLE are being urged to lend their support to a bid to bring superfast broadband to rural Durham.

Monday, 11 February 2013 12:13

Network steps up pressure over funding

RURAL local authorities remain worse off than their urban counterparts – despite an additional £8.5m grant.

Sunday, 10 February 2013 20:19

Rural warning over flood defences

A £2.3bn government investment in flood defences continues to discriminate against rural areas, business leaders have warned.

Sunday, 10 February 2013 19:40

Council in £1m rural growth boost

RURAL businesses and organisations are to benefit from a £1m boost thanks to East Sussex County Council.

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 20:50

£20m rural training scheme unveiled

SOME 90,000 aspiring business people will receive training in a government drive for rural economic growth.

Sunday, 03 February 2013 22:03

Hidden poverty in the farmyard

MANY farmers are struggling to make ends meet. How can we ensure they have a future? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 03 February 2013 21:24

Higher rural fuel prices 'are fair'

HIGHER fuel prices paid by rural motorists are not the result of foul play, says the government's competition watchdog.

Friday, 01 February 2013 20:09

New Homes Bonus reaches £1.3bn

COUNCILS that have welcomed growth are getting a major boost to their spending power, says the government.

Thursday, 31 January 2013 20:06

Awards highlight community shops

MORE than 300 community-run shops are being encouraged to enter the first awards for the sector.

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