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Monday, 22 January 2018 23:49

Plunkett unites rural youngsters

The Plunkett Foundation is highlighting ways to help youngsters overcome isolation in the countryside.

Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:52

Village halls 'vital service providers'

Village halls are vital when it comes to delivering rural services, Defra minister Lord Gardiner of Kimble has said.

Friday, 19 January 2018 15:39

Rural areas lack cash machines

Rural communities are among 200 areas in Britain with few or no cash machines.

Rural local authorities are set to lose one third of their funding from central government – in a move which will pile further pressure on already over-stretched public services, the Rural Services Network (RSN) has warned [1].



Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:58

Funding cuts pile pressure on services

Funding cuts are set to pile further pressure on already over-stretched public services, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:59

Grant funding for rural Gloucestershire

Rural businesses are being encouraged to apply for LEADER and Growth programme grants in Gloucestershire.

Monday, 15 January 2018 09:30

New clampdown against fly-tippers

The government has unveiled new powers to tackle fly-tipping and plans to combat the dumping of illegal waste.

Friday, 12 January 2018 19:53

Post offices given community status

Some 3000 post office counters have been designated “community branches” as they deliver services to rural residents, says the government.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:00

Rural views sought on community rail

RURAL residents are being urged to respond to a Department for Transport consultation on community railways.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 20:33

Rural homes 'face higher fuel bills'

Government green energy proposals could force up rural heating bills, claim oil companies.

Monday, 08 January 2018 08:03

Pressure mounts over fairer funding

The government is facing renewed calls for fairer funding for rural communities.

Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:14

What future for rural driverless cars?

Could driverless cars really work in the countryside? Jessica Sellick investigates.

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