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Sunday, 26 September 2010 09:52

Secret deal on rural spending

GOVERNMENT ministers have struck a secret deal to slash spending on local communities and rural affairs.

Sunday, 26 September 2010 09:26

No let-up in rural pub closures

ALMOST 900 pubs closed down in rural Britain last year, according to the latest figures.

Friday, 24 September 2010 11:21

Axe looms over rural agencies

MORE than 50 rural-related groups face the axe under government plans to reduce Britain’s budget deficit.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 16:03

Tory MP in rural broadband warning

THE government is likely to miss a key target to speed up rural broadband, a Tory MP has warned.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010 15:54

Call for evidence on rural housing

THE Commission for Rural Communities has issued a call for evidence on the state of rural housing.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 12:53

Motorists hit by fuel duty hike

RURAL motorists are set to bear the brunt of a 1p-a-litre rise in fuel duty.

Monday, 20 September 2010 11:57

Pigeons faster than rural broadband

CARRIER pigeons have proved faster than rural broadband in a stunt to highlight poor internet connections.

Sunday, 19 September 2010 09:25

"Vital need for faster rural growth

FASTER rural economic growth is vital to sustain countryside communities, says a report.

Saturday, 18 September 2010 19:06

'Cyber culprits' congest internet

AN INTERNET charter aims to tackle problems caused by a lack of broadband access in rural areas.

Thursday, 16 September 2010 16:02

Supporters step in to save pubs

DOZENS of villages left stranded by a cancelled scheme to save rural pubs are to receive help after all.

Monday, 13 September 2010 19:53

New threat to rural post offices

RURAL post offices set up in shops, village halls and mobile vans are under threat of closure, claims a consumer watchdog.

Friday, 10 September 2010 07:58

Fly-tipping prosecutions soar

PROSECUTIONS for fly-tipping soared by more than 20%, reveal the latest offical statistics.

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