POLICE in Dorset have launched a new rural crime team as they step up efforts to protect countryside communities.
Lancashire MP Nigel Evans has called for more police on the beat in rural areas.
RURAL residents are being misled by connection speeds only available to 10% of customers, say local councils.
Splitting network provider Openreach from parent company BT could improve UK broadband coverage, says telecoms watchdog Ofcom.
North Yorkshire County Council has agreed £20.5m to bring faster connections to rural areas.
A market town 'hub' bringing together a number of important public services has opened in Somerset.
POSTAL deliveries to and from remote and sparsely populated areas must not be jeopardised, the Rural Services Network has warned.
More than 90,000 rural premises in Derbyshire now have access to faster download speeds, thanks to a local authority fibre broadband partnership.
LEAVING the European Union has major implications for England's countryside communities, the Rural Services Network has warned.
RURAL police forces could lose out because government thinking is skewed in favour of urban areas, says a report.
URGENT action is needed to improve rural mobile phone coverage, business leaders have warned.
A new group has been launched to champion the role of women in local and rural community rail routes.