Ranging through petrol cost as a percentage of household budget, the lack of public and community transport in many areas; the threats to its survival in others.
The topic has never been bigger or more pressing.
Changes to the way public transport is subsidised make community-run initiatives increasingly important.
Minibus brokerage gets £220k lottery cash 18 May 2013
A vital rural minibus service in East Cleveland has plans for expansion after landing a £220,000 windfall (Evening Gazette)
New Bus service unveiled for Durham Heritage Coast 17 May 2013
A NEW bus service providing easy and free access to the dramatic east Durham coastline has been unveiled. (Northern Echo)
Speed limit campaigners seek minister's backing 17 May 2013
A local MP is backing residents' campaigns to get speed limits lowered through their villages. (Sleaford Standard)
Volunteers plea for rural ride service 12 May 2013
The need for volunteer drivers is so pressing that Test Valley Community Services has resorted to posting leaflets through letterboxes. (Andover Advertiser)
Community car scheme launched in Surrey 8 May 2013
Residents and businesses who need occasional access to a car can now use a new community car scheme. (Dorking Advertiser)
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Calor was set up 75 years ago with the intention of bringing clean, efficient and modern energy to rural Britain. This focus continues today with 75 per cent of Calor's business in the British countryside.
Calor supports efforts to tackle climate change and fuel poverty. As an energy provider, it wants rural communities to have a strong voice in the energy efficiency debate – and the same opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs as exists in urban on-grid areas.
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