CORNWALL has become the first rural authority in England to secure new powers to control local services.
The government's Productivity Plan to boost rural growth falls short when it comes to broadband, say campaigners.
MOBILE phone companies are under pressure to improve coverage in one of England's most rural areas.
RURAL retailers have criticised a decision which means Premium Bonds will no longer be sold in Post Offices.
FURTHER cuts to public transport services would decimate Britain's rural communities, the government has been warned.
RURAL people are continuing to get a raw deal on essential public services because government funding unfairly favours larger towns and cities.
RURAL MPs have joined forces to urge the government to deliver faster broadband to countryside communities.
RURAL decision-makers and stakeholders have the opportunity to attend a major conference about housing in the countryside.
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.
LIBERAL Democrat MP Tim Farron has called for new transport funding so post-16 rural pupils can continue their education.
DEFRA has been told to make £83 million of "efficiency savings" under government plans to slash public spending by £3 billion.