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Saturday, 07 August 2010 15:03

Uncertainty over coastal path plan

UNCERTAINTY over government plans to create a public footpath around the English coastline has left rural businesses in limbo.

Saturday, 07 August 2010 14:47

Consumers lose out on broadband

RURAL consumers are being shortchanged by internet providers when it comes to broadband.

Friday, 06 August 2010 05:26

Big Society: Rural role is 'vital'

THE countryside must not be overlooked as the government strives to create a Big Society, rural leaders have warned.

RURAL communities are well placed to ensure the government meets its goal of delivering better public services, says England's biggest rural partnership.


Wednesday, 04 August 2010 06:03

£400k cinema scheme unveiled

A £400,000 scheme aims to bring the latest in digital cinema to venues across rural North Yorkshire.

Monday, 02 August 2010 19:12

£400k cinema scheme unveiled

A £400,000 scheme aims to bring the latest in digital cinema to venues across rural North Yorkshire.

Monday, 02 August 2010 05:01

Call to back creative countryside

HARNESSING the untapped creative potential of the countryside could generate more than £1bn a year, says a report.

Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:00

Rural councils to merge services

TWO rural local authorities are to merge a number of services in a bid to save council taxpayers £30m.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:19

More powers for local fire services

LOCAL fire services are to be granted more powers under plans announced by the government.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 14:54

£200m trust boosts rural England

NEGLECTED rural communities are set to benefit from a £200m charitable trust, it has emerged.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:46

'Vital' contribution of village halls

VILLAGE halls can make an important contribution to the rural economy, says a report.

Monday, 26 July 2010 00:35

Jury out on rural ‘right-to-build’

LETTING rural people build their own homes without planning consent may not create better communities, experts have warned.

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