Monday, 24 November 2014 14:30

Former church becomes village shop

A FORMER church building will be turned into a village shop thanks to a community assets fund.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 20:52

Rural councils 'under most pressure'

RURAL councils are among those suffering most from government cutbacks, the Rural Services Network has said.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:38

Councils show 'clear signs' of cutbacks

GOVERNMENT cuts are forcing local authorities to reduce public services, a financial watchdog has warned.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:30

£25m unveiled for rural transport

THE government has unveiled £25m in funding to provide hundreds of minibuses for rural communities.

Sunday, 09 November 2014 23:11

Renewed fears for rural bank branches

BIG banks are being urged to keep branches open in small towns where there are no other banks left.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 07:18

New law could end mobile 'not spots'

MOBILE phone companies could be forced to share networks under plans to eliminate 'not-spots' where users are left with no signal.

Monday, 03 November 2014 10:23

MPs launch rural broadband inquiry

AN influential committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into rural broadband coverage.

Sunday, 26 October 2014 20:40

Kent police scoop rural crime award

KENT Police have been named the country's best rural crime fighters at a special awards ceremony in London.

Monday, 20 October 2014 13:12

Rural postal service under threat

REGULAR postal deliveries to remote communities must continue, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:48

£75m fund to transform fire services

FIRE and rescue authorities will receive £75m to work together in a move the government says will improve efficiency while saving public money.

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:00

Faster broadband for rural Dorset

RURAL communities across North Dorset will benefit from faster broadband next year, says the local council.

Sunday, 12 October 2014 20:39

Rural pubs are community hubs

A TYPICAL rural pub injects £100,000 into the local community – and is much more than just a place to drink.

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