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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:20

Bank closures to hit rural businesses

A fresh round of bank branch closures threatens to make life difficult for rural firms, say business leaders.

Sunday, 02 April 2017 21:50

Mind the [rural] infrastructure gap

Is the government putting [rural] infrastructure at the centre of its economic policy and industrial strategy? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 02 April 2017 19:32

Revealed: Best rural places to live

Britain's best rural places to live in 2017 have been revealed in the latest annual quality of life survey.

Sunday, 02 April 2017 19:04

Energy measures 'help vulnerable homes'

Rural communities will benefit from new measures to make homes cheaper to heat, says the government.

Fibre is the best way to bring broadband to rural areas – but it is also the most expensive, says Daniel Heery.

Friday, 31 March 2017 20:53

Bus service combats rural isolation

An award-winning bus service is helping rural residents access healthcare, training and employment and leisure services.

Friday, 31 March 2017 11:43

Ofcom seeks broadband investment

Ofcom has announced measures it says will promote investment in new fibre broadband networks.

Monday, 27 March 2017 13:47

Rural schools 'need fairer funding'

Rural schools will lose out because of an unfair funding formula, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Experts have called for a more holistic approach to rural policy as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

The Buses Bill must deliver for rural communities, says Claire Walters.

Monday, 27 March 2017 08:55

Rural businesses lack reliable broadband

Rural businesses are twice as likely to have inadequate internet connections as those in cities, says a study.

Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:25

Councils highlight importance of services

Representatives from England's 10,000 parish and town aim to raise their profile by marching on parliament.

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