THE chief executive of Broadband Delivery UK has come under fire from MPs over the company's failure to meet rural internet access targets.
FOUR largely rural local authorities working together to save money have been awarded £2.9m in government funding.
A GOVERNMENT watchdog has dismissed warnings that postal deliveries to rural areas are under threat.
RECOMMENDATIONS in a report calling for parity between the treatment of physical and mental health could benefit rural patients.
A £25m fund to provide minibuses for hundreds of rural communities is opening for applications.
POLICE forces have embarked on a series of initiatives aimed at combating crime in the countryside.
AN evening bus service looks secure after the operator pledged to run the route commercially.
A FORMER church building will be turned into a village shop thanks to a community assets fund.
RURAL councils are among those suffering most from government cutbacks, the Rural Services Network has said.
GOVERNMENT cuts are forcing local authorities to reduce public services, a financial watchdog has warned.
THE government has unveiled £25m in funding to provide hundreds of minibuses for rural communities.
BIG banks are being urged to keep branches open in small towns where there are no other banks left.