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Parish councils are urging the government to stand firm against developers who “want to ride roughshod” over the wishes of rural communities.

Friday, 27 January 2017 14:03

Concern over 'cash deserts' in countryside

Rural areas could become "cash deserts" unless a solution is found to a dispute over ATM fees, it has been claimed.

Monday, 23 January 2017 13:57

Rate reform could destroy rural businesses

Rural communities will be among the biggest losers from what is described as a radical reform of business rates.

Will rural communities benefit from changes in the way the government defends the country? Jessica Sellick investigates.

A fund founded by Prince Charles has unveiled £670,000 in grant support for rural initiatives.

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:14

'More help needed for rural shops'

THE government is facing calls to help secure the future of thousands of rural shops.

Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:42

'Cuts threaten to close 1000 rural schools'

More than 1000 rural schools are threatened with closure because of government funding cuts, say researchers.

TOP speakers have been secured for a major conference to discuss strategies for improving rural healthcare.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:01

'Patchy' services blight communities

Rural communities are suffering due to the patchy provision of key services, a major report has warned.

RURAL communities face a double whammy of higher council tax bills and fewer public services, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:27

Small steps can speed up broadband

Setting up a community broadband scheme is hard work, but short term steps can also solve your problems, says Daniel Heery.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:57

Government's response is a smokescreen

The Rural Services Network has called the Government's response to a Sunday newspaper article "nothing more than a smokescreen designed to mask the real issue facing rural council tax payers".

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