CORNWALL has become the first rural authority in England to secure new powers to control local services.

Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:55

Productivity plan 'short on broadband'

The government's Productivity Plan to boost rural growth falls short when it comes to broadband, say campaigners.

Friday, 10 July 2015 11:16

Call to improve rural mobile coverage

MOBILE phone companies are under pressure to improve coverage in one of England's most rural areas.

Monday, 06 July 2015 08:37

Retailers slam Premium Bonds move

RURAL retailers have criticised a decision which means Premium Bonds will no longer be sold in Post Offices.

Sunday, 05 July 2015 20:24

Budget fears for rural bus services

FURTHER cuts to public transport services would decimate Britain's rural communities, the government has been warned.

Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:22

Communities battered on rural funding

RURAL people are continuing to get a raw deal on essential public services because government funding unfairly favours larger towns and cities.

Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:01

MPs ramp up pressure on broadband

RURAL MPs have joined forces to urge the government to deliver faster broadband to countryside communities.

Saturday, 20 June 2015 21:32

Conference to discuss rural housing

RURAL decision-makers and stakeholders have the opportunity to attend a major conference about housing in the countryside.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:57

Still time to have say on rural crime

COUNTRYSIDE residents are being urged to have their say as the largest ever rural crime survey nears its deadline.

NEW rules aim to make it easier for rural broadband users to switch provider so they get a better service.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 18:15

MPs call for school transport funding

LIBERAL Democrat MP Tim Farron has called for new transport funding so post-16 rural pupils can continue their education.

Monday, 08 June 2015 07:49

Defra told to make £83m in savings

DEFRA has been told to make £83 million of "efficiency savings" under government plans to slash public spending by £3 billion.

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