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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:53

Health services are top rural concern

Rural residents are more concerned about declining healthcare services than any other issue, reveal the preliminary results of a wide-ranging survey.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 21:33

Police join forces against rural crime

Police across three counties have joined forces in an operation targeting rural crime and poaching.

Monday, 04 September 2017 15:47

'Locals should design rural homes'

Involving local residents in housing design could increase support for rural affordable homes, say campaigners.

Saturday, 02 September 2017 13:45

Pilot areas to trial full fibre broadband

Six areas have been named to pilot a scheme to bring full fibre broadband to businesses, schools and hospitals.

Friday, 01 September 2017 13:05

Call for business rates proposals

THE government wants more councils to join forces and submit proposals to retain the growth in their business rates income.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 12:06

'Seize vehicles to combat fly-tipping'

Rural campaigners say seizing vehicles must become the default penalty for fly-tipping in the countryside.

Monday, 28 August 2017 20:30

Members needed for access forum

Rural residents in Hampshire are being urged to have their say on the future of the county's countryside.

Monday, 28 August 2017 18:13

£2.2m for rural broadband scheme

Up to 2,000 homes could benefit from £2.2m to bring faster broadband to remote Northumberland communities.

Friday, 25 August 2017 18:21

Inn Crowd project boosts rural pubs

An arts-based scheme is helping put local pubs back at the heart of rural communities.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 18:43

Police quadbikes combat rural crime

Police have taken delivery of two quadbikes to combat rural crime in one of England's most rural counties.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:49

Charity calls for rural driving lessons

Learner drivers should receive compulsory lessons on rural roads to reduce fatalities, say safety campaigners.

Monday, 21 August 2017 14:54

Big rise in second home ownership

More people now own a second home, including in rural and coastal areas, says a report.

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