Monday, 17 October 2016 17:36

Rural firms 'let down' by bank closures

SMALL rural businesses are being hit hard by the accelerating rate of bank branch closure programmes, says a report.

Sunday, 16 October 2016 09:03

Rural pharmacies 'face closure threat'

UP to 1600 rural pharmacies face the threat of closure due to government funding cuts, it is claimed.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 06:54

New partnership tackles rural crime

A NEW partnership to tackle rural crime has been launched in Wiltshire.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:07

Fund to keep rural communities warm

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.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:22

Market town hub is 'big success'

A MARKET town 'hub' is being heralded a success after bringing rural services together under a single roof.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 18:57

Police take to sky against rural crime

POLICE have launched a new operation aimed to tackle rural crime – including using drones to catch criminals.

Friday, 23 September 2016 05:34

Call for action on business rate debts

Local authorities have called for new powers to tackle huge business rate debts.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 07:18

Clampdown on rural crime in Yorkshire

POLICE have launched a major clampdown on rural crime – targeting hundreds of outlying businesses around York.

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:10

Police app combats rural crime

THOUSANDS of people have signed up to a police messaging service to combat rural crime.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:32

MPs 'must support rural mobile coverage'

MOBILE phone operators should be legally obliged to deliver universal coverage across the whole of Britain, say rural business leaders.

Friday, 09 September 2016 18:44

Reverse rural transport cuts – campaigners

Campaigners have urged the government to use the Bus Services Bill to reverse rural transport cuts.