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Monday, 15 January 2018 09:30

New clampdown against fly-tippers

The government has unveiled new powers to tackle fly-tipping and plans to combat the dumping of illegal waste.

Friday, 12 January 2018 19:53

Post offices given community status

Some 3000 post office counters have been designated “community branches” as they deliver services to rural residents, says the government.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:00

Rural views sought on community rail

RURAL residents are being urged to respond to a Department for Transport consultation on community railways.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 20:33

Rural homes 'face higher fuel bills'

Government green energy proposals could force up rural heating bills, claim oil companies.

Monday, 08 January 2018 08:03

Pressure mounts over fairer funding

The government is facing renewed calls for fairer funding for rural communities.

Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:14

What future for rural driverless cars?

Could driverless cars really work in the countryside? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Friday, 05 January 2018 08:59

Rural police receive less funding

Rural areas continue to receive less police funding than urban areas, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 22:12

Campaign combats winter loneliness

A NEW campaign is helping to combat rural loneliness this winter.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:10

'Travel hubs' to connect rural villages

Three villages could become “rural travel hubs” to improve rural transport in Cambridgeshire.

Rural households spend about £3000 more per year than their urban counterparts on essentials, suggests a study.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:49

Bigger team to combat rural crime

A rural crime team in Derbyshire has helped resolve crimes worth £120,000 in its first six months.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:55

Rural residents fear fuel poverty

Crippling fuel bills mean many rural householders are too scared to put their heating on.

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