Heart of the Village

Elmstead Market post office still shut after two months

6 October 2017

RESIDENTS have been assured another post office will open in their village - but when is the million-dollar question. (Gazette News)


Village bypass opens after 40 years in the planning

5 October 2017

A £32m village bypass which has been 40 years in the planning has opened. (BBC Online)


Brantham's post office under threat

6 September 2017

A VILLAGE is set to lose its only post office within weeks unless residents can fight to save it. (Harwich Standard)


Work nearing completion on Flookburgh playground

11 October 2017

WORK is nearing completion on a new village playground that has been a 13-year dream for the local community. (Westmorland Gazette)


Playground to be built in Cornish mum's memory

2 October 2017

A heart-felt appeal to do up a children's playground in memory of a Cornish mum has landed a £25,000 reward. (Pirate FM)


Pub landlords – a village's unofficial social services

22 September 2017

A couple who have provided an unofficial social services from their village pub for more than 30 years are to hang up the towels for the last time. (Leicester Mercury)


Village bus users launch petition after changes

12 September 2017

Residents in Buckshaw Village have started a petition following changes to the number 109a bus route. (Lancashire Post)


Best small railway station in the country

26 September 2017

The new-look Bicester Village train station has been named the best in the country. (Oxford Mail)


Air ambulance descends in heart of village

16 September 2017

An air ambulance descended on a Lincolnshire village to help a person who had fallen ill on an estate. (Lincolnshire Live)


Albion effect boosts village house prices

10 October 2017

HOUSE prices in Lancing have risen faster than average in the surrounding area following the opening of a football training ground. (The Argus)

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