Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:47

MPs slam raw deal on rural broadband

MPs have criticised the way the government is rolling out superfast broadband to rural communities and businesses.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:11

Village first for superfast broadband

A SMALL village has become the first rural community to benefit from a multi-million pound Superfast Lancashire project.

Monday, 23 September 2013 08:50

Emergency text alert system tested

THE government is testing a system of mobile phone alerts used to inform rural residents about major emergencies.

Sunday, 22 September 2013 20:26

Labour in £75m rural broadband pledge

THE Labour Party has pledged an extra £75m to bring faster broadband to the countryside.

Monday, 16 September 2013 10:40

'Poor service' for rural mobile phones

RURAL mobile phone users are much more likely to suffer failed calls, reveals a survey.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:43

Rural doctors could 'disappear'

GOVERNMENT cuts and rising workloads mean rural doctors and GP surgeries could disappear, an MP has warned.

Friday, 06 September 2013 08:18

Faster rural broadband arrives early

TWO small rural communities are benefiting from high speed broadband – three months ahead of schedule.

Monday, 26 August 2013 15:20

Elderly 'timebomb' for health services

ENGLAND'S ageing rural population is set to put huge pressure on health and social care services, says a report.

Monday, 26 August 2013 15:13

Police highlight rural road dangers

POLICE and volunteers highlighted the dangers of rural roads to coincide with a European wide speed enforcement campaign from 19-25 August.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 21:48

Plan to extend fuel rebate scheme

RURAL motorists could benefit from lower costs under government plans to extend its fuel rebate scheme for remote areas.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 18:24

Urban-rural digital divide widens

A WIDENING gulf in broadband speeds between town and country is leaving rural communities languishing behind their urban counterparts.

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:17

Better broadband 'would boost economy'

FASTER broadband in rural areas would give a bigger boost to the economy than other key innovations, suggests a survey.