The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas  – has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.
Better local bus services would improve employment and reduce social deprivation, says a report.
THE government-backed Great British High Street competition has revealed the nation's best high streets.
THE rising cost of clearing up fly-tipped rubbish is putting pressure on local authorities struggling with funding problems.
RURAL crime is having a devastating effect in Cambridgeshire, police commissioner Jason Ablewhite has warned.
SMALL rural businesses are being hit hard by the accelerating rate of bank branch closure programmes, says a report.
UP to 1600 rural pharmacies face the threat of closure due to government funding cuts, it is claimed.
A NEW partnership to tackle rural crime has been launched in Wiltshire.
A £42,000 fund to help vulnerable people warm this winter has been approved in Hampshire.
The Rural Services Network has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.
THE government has guaranteed to continue funding rural development projects signed while the UK is still in the European Union.
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