A FORMER church building will be turned into a village shop thanks to a community assets fund.
RURAL councils are among those suffering most from government cutbacks, the Rural Services Network has said.
GOVERNMENT cuts are forcing local authorities to reduce public services, a financial watchdog has warned.
THE government has unveiled £25m in funding to provide hundreds of minibuses for rural communities.
BIG banks are being urged to keep branches open in small towns where there are no other banks left.
MOBILE phone companies could be forced to share networks under plans to eliminate 'not-spots' where users are left with no signal.
AN influential committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into rural broadband coverage.
KENT Police have been named the country's best rural crime fighters at a special awards ceremony in London.
REGULAR postal deliveries to remote communities must continue, the Rural Services Network has warned.
FIRE and rescue authorities will receive £75m to work together in a move the government says will improve efficiency while saving public money.
RURAL communities across North Dorset will benefit from faster broadband next year, says the local council.
A TYPICAL rural pub injects £100,000 into the local community – and is much more than just a place to drink.