Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:40

Faster broadband to be legal right

Everyone in the UK will have a legal right to broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps by 2020, the government has announced.

The Rural Services Network has given a cautious welcome to the government's provisional local finance settlement for local authorities.

Friday, 15 December 2017 12:25

Million homes lack decent broadband

MORE than 1 million homes and businesses still lack decent broadband – especially in rural areas, says a report.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:07

Broadband survey for Devon businesses

Local authorities in Devon are asking local businesses to complete a broadband survey.

Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:44

Warning over cash machine closures

Consumer group Which? has warned that widespread ATM closures could leave people without cash.

Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:38

Drink-driving 'highest in rural areas'

Lack of public transport could be behind a high rate of drink-driving in rural areas.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:52

MP hits out over NHS service charges

FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has hit out at NHS England bosses for not backing down on proposed service charges.

Monday, 04 December 2017 08:17

'Write to your MP over hospital transport'

RURAL people are being asked to write to their MPs and call for a review of non-emergency patient transport services.

Friday, 01 December 2017 08:03

Bank announces 259 branch closures

The Royal Bank of Scotland group has announced it is closing 259 branches – many in rural areas.

The Rural Services Network is calling on the government to ensure that rural communities receive fairer funding for vital public services.

Monday, 27 November 2017 11:29

Urgent call for hospital transport review

Older people are facing huge difficulties getting to routine hospital appointments, Age UK has warned.

Friday, 24 November 2017 08:57

Funding 'vital' for rural post offices

Government funding for post offices is vital to maintain rural services, says Citizens Advice.