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.
A MARKET town 'hub' is being heralded a success after bringing rural services together under a single roof.
POLICE have launched a new operation aimed to tackle rural crime – including using drones to catch criminals.
Local authorities have called for new powers to tackle huge business rate debts.
POLICE have launched a major clampdown on rural crime – targeting hundreds of outlying businesses around York.
THOUSANDS of people have signed up to a police messaging service to combat rural crime.
MOBILE phone operators should be legally obliged to deliver universal coverage across the whole of Britain, say rural business leaders.
Campaigners have urged the government to use the Bus Services Bill to reverse rural transport cuts.