A new electric vehicle charging social enterprise has started up in Cumbria to address the chronic shortage of charging points in rural towns and villages.

Friday, 02 March 2018 22:18

Rural group helps overcome snow

A rural resilience group launched by a local council proved to be a lifeline for stranded residents during the snow.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 19:41

Call to fill rural banking 'black hole'

An MP has introduced a private members bill to ensure rural communities aren't left without financial services when bank branches close.

Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:29

Rural broadband 'vital' service – Gove

Better rural broadband is as vital as the HS2 high-speed rail link, Defra secretary Michael Gove has said.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:53

Rural bus network under pressure

Public funding cuts are contributing to a dramatic shrinking of Britain's bus network, suggests a study.

Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:48

Church spires to boost broadband

Church spires across the UK will be used to boost digital connectivity and broadband speeds in rural areas.

Friday, 16 February 2018 19:19

NFU calls for fairer police funding

Farm leaders have stepped up their calls demanding fairer funding for rural police forces.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:38

4G antenna tackles broadband not-spots

A 4G antenna launched by telecoms giant EE can connect isolated rural homes to superfast broadband.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:25

Safeguarding people in vulnerable situations

An important initiative to help safeguard vulnerable people is taking place in north-west England.

Monday, 12 February 2018 00:29

Study probes broadband availability

A 10-minute survey aims to uncover how broadband availability impacts on rural businesses in England.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 08:35

Rural broadband 'still in slow lane'

Campaigners say many rural areas still lack adequate broadband – although connections are getting faster.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 21:48

Minister unveils £81m for rural services

The government has unveiled £81m for rural services as part of its finance settlement for local authorities.