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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:55

Rural residents fear fuel poverty

Crippling fuel bills mean many rural householders are too scared to put their heating on.

Friday, 22 December 2017 10:16

Rural cash machine fears rejected

The UK's biggest ATM network has rejected claims that changes in its fee structure could result in the widespread loss of cash machines in rural locations.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:40

Faster broadband to be legal right

Everyone in the UK will have a legal right to broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps by 2020, the government has announced.


The Rural Services Network has welcomed the government's provisional finance settlement for local authorities – but warned that more must be done to ensure a fairer deal for rural communities.


The Rural Services Network has given a cautious welcome to the government's provisional local finance settlement for local authorities.

Monday, 18 December 2017 11:23

Prince's fund plans rural research

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced a major project examining the sustainability of rural communities.

Monday, 18 December 2017 10:59

What’s [rural] in the Industrial Strategy?

What might the government's industrial strategy mean for rural communities?Jessica Sellick investigates.

Friday, 15 December 2017 12:25

Million homes lack decent broadband

MORE than 1 million homes and businesses still lack decent broadband – especially in rural areas, says a report.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:48

Rural funding still available

Rural businesses and communities are reminded that there is still time to apply for funding under the Rural Development Plan for England.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:07

Broadband survey for Devon businesses

Local authorities in Devon are asking local businesses to complete a broadband survey.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:13

£25m fund to build more homes

The government has unveiled a £25 million fund to help local authorities to deliver more homes.

FOUR in five rural businesses are embracing the digital economy – but many say lack of training and skills is hampering their growth.

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