Monday, 08 February 2016 12:02

Network in last ditch plea on funding

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.

Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:06

Rural areas 'need better broadband'

A new report into broadband access shows the "dire" level of availability in rural areas, says Lib Dem leader Tim Farron.

Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:07

Rural bus services 'being wiped out'

RURAL bus services are being wiped out as local authorities are forced to slash transport budgets, say campaigners.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:19

Elderly a 'priority' as funding cuts bite

Somerset County Council says it is prioritising the elderly as it considers its first council tax increase for six years amid falling government funding.

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:21

Councillor Roger Begy OBE

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.

Thursday, 14 January 2016 22:46

Dorset closes in on broadband target

A partnership to provide 90,000 homes and business with superfast broadband has reached 80% of its target.

Monday, 11 January 2016 12:05

Defra funding 'makes real difference'

A £2.23m Defra support package enabled rural communities to lever in additional funding of £9.03m to benefit local residents, says a report.

Sunday, 10 January 2016 15:31

Dorset plans £500k rural bus cuts

Dorset County Council is looking to save £500,000 from a review of rural bus services.

Thursday, 07 January 2016 12:17

£15k available for library projects

Applications are invited to a programme which funds innovative projects in local libraries.

Monday, 04 January 2016 06:54

Rural fair share campaign stepped up

A campaign for fairer rural funding is being stepped up ahead of a crucial vote in the House of Commons in February.

Sunday, 03 January 2016 22:44

Cutbacks are 'attack' on rural areas

The leader of one of England's most rural councils has accused the government of trying to decimate local authorities.

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