Services

Monday, 27 March 2017 13:47

Rural schools 'need fairer funding'

Rural schools will lose out because of an unfair funding formula, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Monday, 27 March 2017 08:55

Rural businesses lack reliable broadband

Rural businesses are twice as likely to have inadequate internet connections as those in cities, says a study.

Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:25

Councils highlight importance of services

Representatives from England's 10,000 parish and town aim to raise their profile by marching on parliament.

Monday, 20 March 2017 12:02

Rural 'idyll' masks poor rural health

Poor health in rural areas is being "masked" by idyllic images of the countryside, warns a study.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 21:40

Funds for Dorset rural transport

GRANTS of up to £5000 are on offer to communities who want to set up their own rural transport scheme in Dorset.

Monday, 13 March 2017 16:56

Derbyshire unveils rural crime taskforce

A DEDICATED team of police officers has been launched to lead the fight against rural crime in Derbyshire.

Monday, 13 March 2017 13:31

Warning over 'transport desert' bus cuts

Bus services have been hit hard by funding cuts with over 500 routes completely withdrawn or reduced in 2016/17.

Friday, 10 March 2017 13:51

Council maintains rural broadband pledge

ONE of England's biggest rural counties says 90% of premises will have access to superfast broadband by this summer.

Thursday, 02 March 2017 21:47

Police strategy to cut rural crime

A NEW policing strategy aims to ensure a fair share of resources will combat rural crime in Suffolk.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:44

Ministers 'falling short' on school funding

The government has fallen short on a promise to deliver fairer funding for schools, say education campaigners.

Monday, 20 February 2017 12:01

Services face cuts despite council tax rise

VITAL local services face further cuts – despite forthcoming rises in council tax.

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:29

Pressure mounts over business rate hike

PRESSURE is mounting over government reforms which threaten to drive up rural business rates.