Monday, 27 June 2016 12:51

Network fights for better broadband

RENEWED effort is required to ensure that the final 5% of premises have adequate broadband connections, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:52

Watchdog welcomes rethink on NHS

THE government has granted more time for refining National Health Service plans which criticis say threaten to marginalise rural communities.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 19:44

Public transport 'vital' to reach services

PUBLIC transport plays a vital role in connecting rural residents with local services in Scotland, says a report.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 05:49

New rural crime strategy for Bedfordshire

POLICE have launched a new plan to tackle rural crime a deliver a fair deal for communities in Bedfordshire.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 04:58

Wireless broadband connects villages

TWO Essex villages are among the first to benefit from wireless technology bringing superfast broadband to rural communities.

Friday, 10 June 2016 18:22

Police issue warning over rural crime

POLICE are urging countryside communities to help tackle rural crime following a spate of thefts in Lincolnshire.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 19:55

Charity helps save rural bus routes

A community transport organisation is helping to maintain rural bus routes following drastic budget cuts.

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 20:36

Workshops help speed up broadband

More than 12,000 residents and businesses have improved their digital skills thanks to special workshops in Devon and Somerset.

Monday, 06 June 2016 11:30

'Digital' councils improve services

MORE councils are using digital technology to improve services and save money, says a report.

Monday, 06 June 2016 10:54

'Blue-light' deal for National Parks

A landmark agreement aims to ensure emergency services cover rural communities in National Parks.

Monday, 06 June 2016 09:18

£500k for rural transport scheme

ALMOST £500,000 has been awarded to support an innovative rural bus service in North Lincolnshire.

Sunday, 05 June 2016 20:59

Chance to shape transport network

Rural communities have an opportunity to help shape the public and school transport in Dorset.

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