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The Rural Services Network responds to a government pledge that no council involved in its business rates retention pilots will be left worse off.


Monday, 30 October 2017 10:17

Biofuel 'could heat rural homes'

Many rural homes could be heated by vegetable oil within the next five years, claims an industry report.

The government is expected to consult on rules affecting rural community transport providers this autumn.

Friday, 27 October 2017 09:15

Council to tackle rural fuel poverty

A major project to tackle rural fuel poverty is to be funded by one of England's largest county councils.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:46

Novel approach maintains rural roadsides

A county council is minimising verge growth on rural roadsides – and saving money at the same time.

Monday, 23 October 2017 08:10

Pledge to speed up mobile coverage

The government has pledged to speed up the rollout of faster mobile and broadband services to rural areas.

Friday, 20 October 2017 21:32

Connectivity 'must be rural priority'

Better digital connectivity is needed to stimulate rural growth, says a report.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:15

7% increase in fly-tipping incidents

Fly-tipping incidents have soared by 7% over the past year – excluding the number of cases on private land.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:48

Councils fight for fairer funding

COUNCIL leaders travelled to parliament to highlight the need for fairer rural funding.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:33

Rural housing hub project launched

A NEW initiative aims to help rural communities develop and manage their own housing project.

Monday, 16 October 2017 12:12

'Unique' plan champions rural potential

Northumberland County Council is spearheading a new initiative to ensure rural areas have a voice in the UK’s economic future.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:04

Villagers take over rural petrol station

A group of rural residents have taken over their local petrol station in a bid to save it from closure.

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