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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.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 07:44

Broadband boost for rural Yorkshire

A pioneering superfast broadband project is benefiting rural communities in North Yorkshire.

Friday, 10 November 2017 22:52

Residents urged to build own homes

RURAL communities are being encouraged to take the lead on developing affordable homes in Northumberland.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 21:08

Prince's fund to help family farms

Farmers increasingly rely on outside income to make a living, warns a rural fund founded by Prince Charles.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 21:14

Can we really improve rural policing?

What more can be done to combat crime in the countryside? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 20:48

Commission seeks to improve rural life

AN independent high-profile commission aims to improve life for rural communities after the UK leaves the European Union.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 20:13

Project seeks to reduce rural flood risk

A £1.2m project aims to trail low-cost ways to reduce the risk of flash floods in rural communities.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 21:35

How research affects food and farming

RURAL researchers will visit two farmers' markets to talk about food and farming – and how their work affects the products we buy.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 19:52

Countryside is good for you - study

SPENDING time in the countryside is better for your brain than spending time in the city, says a study.

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