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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12:30

Threats and fear in wake of rural crime

Rural crime is costing farmers as much as £42.5m a year, says a report

Monday, 17 July 2017 14:47

Call for Heritage Action Zone bids

A Heritage Action Zone initiative from Historic England is appealing for applications.

Monday, 17 July 2017 07:09

MPs debate rural ambulance funding

Devon MP Sarah Wollaston has taken the government to task over lack of funding for rural ambulances.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:43

'Hidden crisis' of rural homelessness

Rural homelessness is a growing problem, affecting a record number of families, says a report.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 18:29

University hosts seminar on rural issues

Policy makers, practitioners and academics came together at Chester University for a seminar exploring aspects of rural life in England.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 05:29

'Rising cost of gas to hit rural firms'

The price of gas for small to medium sized businesses is set to soar by 2020 as government climate and decarbonisation policies bite, warns rural energy firm Calor.

 

The Rural Services Network is a member of the Rural Coalition of 12 organisations which has issued its Rural Statement 2017 calling for a Brexit deal that works for rural communities.

 

What do changing government finances mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Urgent action is needed to tackle the impact of austerity on local services, a coalition of 12 national organisations has warned.

Friday, 07 July 2017 08:03

Survey sheds light on housing crisis

LACK of confidence in local planning authorities is perpetuating the rural housing crisis, suggests a study.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:46

Older people 'suffer' from poor services

OLDER rural people suffer from poor public services – as well as a lack of affordable housing, MPs have warned.

A government fund to 'unlock' £1bn for fibre broadband will do little for rural areas seeking faster connections, say campaigners.

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