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.
THE Rural Services Network and local authorities have issued a joint statement on government plans to move to 100% retention of business rates by 2020.
THE government has unveiled a £20m aimed at providing better journeys for rail passengers across England and Wales.
SUPERFAST broadband is set to transform life for doctors, patients and community teams at a remote surgery in North Yorkshire.
A £2m fund aims to help councils capitalise on emerging technologies and deliver better journeys for motorists.
TWO weeks remain for councils to apply for a share of £60m in funding to support sustainable travel.
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.