The Rural Services Network is making a last ditch plea to the government to give rural areas a fair deal on funding ahead of a crucial vote in the House of Commons.
A new report into broadband access shows the "dire" level of availability in rural areas, says Lib Dem leader Tim Farron.
RURAL bus services are being wiped out as local authorities are forced to slash transport budgets, say campaigners.
Somerset County Council says it is prioritising the elderly as it considers its first council tax increase for six years amid falling government funding.
It is with great sadness and deepest regret we announce that former Rural Services Network chairman Roger Begy OBE has died following a short battle with cancer.
THE Rural Services Network has told the government it must listen to MPs on the vital issue of rural funding.
A partnership to provide 90,000 homes and business with superfast broadband has reached 80% of its target.
A £2.23m Defra support package enabled rural communities to lever in additional funding of £9.03m to benefit local residents, says a report.
Dorset County Council is looking to save £500,000 from a review of rural bus services.
Applications are invited to a programme which funds innovative projects in local libraries.
A campaign for fairer rural funding is being stepped up ahead of a crucial vote in the House of Commons in February.
The leader of one of England's most rural councils has accused the government of trying to decimate local authorities.