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The Rural Services Network is calling on the government to ensure that rural communities receive fairer funding for vital public services.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 07:30

Rural places among worst for social mobility

Rural and coastal areas are among the worst performing when it comes to social mobility, says a government report.

Monday, 27 November 2017 11:29

Urgent call for hospital transport review

Older people are facing huge difficulties getting to routine hospital appointments, Age UK has warned.

Sunday, 26 November 2017 20:06

Can we stop a rural debt spiral?

How many rural people are in a 'debt trap'? And what can be done about it? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Friday, 24 November 2017 08:57

Funding 'vital' for rural post offices

Government funding for post offices is vital to maintain rural services, says Citizens Advice.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:27

Council's plea for fairer rural funding

NORTH Yorkshire County Council has called on the government to give long-term fairer funding to large rural counties.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 22:59

£417k for rural arts initiative

A PROJECT to bring arts and dance to rural communities has received a further £417,000 in funding.

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:06

Rural watchdog badly missed - network

Government policies continue to fail communities in sparsely populated areas, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:17

Chancellor urged to keep pubs afloat

MPs have called on the Government for a Budget they say would help keep pubs rural in business.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:52

Concern over rural policing levels

Concerns over rural policing levels have been raised with Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of this month's Budget.

Monday, 13 November 2017 20:57

County councils call for fairer funding

COUNTY councils have called for a new deal to end the "postcode lottery" of government funding for rural areas.

Monday, 13 November 2017 07:22

Decline in services threatens rural life

Rural life is in decline because countryside pubs, schools and post offices are closing, says a report.

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