Sunday, 29 November 2015 17:39

'Difficult' spending review for councils

LOCAL authorities face a budget cut of 1.7% per year in real terms over the next five years.

Sunday, 29 November 2015 16:16

Defra faces 15% budget reduction

Defra has seen its budget reduced by 15% as part of the government's spending review.

Monday, 23 November 2015 20:18

'Steep decline' for local bus services

NEW research shows a continued steep decline in council-funded bus services.

Monday, 23 November 2015 00:00

Funding shake-up for rural schools

A radical shake up is expected to see rural children receive more school funding for their education.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 21:41

Call to support rural post offices

POST offices are central to combating social isolation in the countryside, a rural affairs champion has warned.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:20

Technology 'will boost rural policing'

NEW mobile technology will boost police visibility in rural communities, says a police and crime commissioner.

Monday, 16 November 2015 13:51

Call for detail on broadband pledge

A government pledge to bring faster broadband to the countryside must be made reality, say rural leaders.

Sunday, 08 November 2015 22:27

'Best teachers' destined for rural schools

Outstanding teachers are to be sent into struggling coastal and rural schools, the government has announced.

Sunday, 08 November 2015 19:51

Fast broadband to become legal right

Everyone will have a legal right to request a 10Mbps broadband speed by 2020, the Prime Minister has pledged.

Monday, 02 November 2015 13:00

Concern over police funding plan

CHANGES to police funding could see £.9.5m wiped off the budget for one of England's most rural counties.

Sunday, 01 November 2015 22:11

BBC beefs up coverage of rural issues

The BBC has taken significant steps to improve its coverage of rural issues, says the corporation's watchdog.

Sunday, 25 October 2015 22:34

Minister admits rural transport concern

POOR public transport in rural areas is a "very real concern," a government minister has conceded.

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