Rural schools will lose out because of an unfair funding formula, the Rural Services Network has warned.
Experts have called for a more holistic approach to rural policy as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.
Rural businesses are twice as likely to have inadequate internet connections as those in cities, says a study.
Representatives from England's 10,000 parish and town aim to raise their profile by marching on parliament.
Managing rural assets together would provide more opportunities for raising investment, argues Ivan Annibal.
Selling a wide variety of products, staying open long hours and keeping up with the times are all key to surviving as a rural shop, finds Brian Wilson.
What is agricultural innovation and what does it mean for rural places? Jessica Sellick investigates.