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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:52

MP hits out over NHS service charges

FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has hit out at NHS England bosses for not backing down on proposed service charges.

Monday, 04 December 2017 08:17

'Write to your MP over hospital transport'

RURAL people are being asked to write to their MPs and call for a review of non-emergency patient transport services.


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


Friday, 01 December 2017 08:03

Bank announces 259 branch closures

The Royal Bank of Scotland group has announced it is closing 259 branches – many in rural areas.

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.

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