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Monday, 13 November 2017 07:22

Decline in services threatens rural life

Rural life is in decline because countryside pubs, schools and post offices are closing, says a report.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 07:44

Broadband boost for rural Yorkshire

A pioneering superfast broadband project is benefiting rural communities in North Yorkshire.

Friday, 10 November 2017 22:52

Residents urged to build own homes

RURAL communities are being encouraged to take the lead on developing affordable homes in Northumberland.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 21:08

Prince's fund to help family farms

Farmers increasingly rely on outside income to make a living, warns a rural fund founded by Prince Charles.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 21:14

Can we really improve rural policing?

What more can be done to combat crime in the countryside? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 20:48

Commission seeks to improve rural life

AN independent high-profile commission aims to improve life for rural communities after the UK leaves the European Union.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 20:13

Project seeks to reduce rural flood risk

A £1.2m project aims to trail low-cost ways to reduce the risk of flash floods in rural communities.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 21:35

How research affects food and farming

RURAL researchers will visit two farmers' markets to talk about food and farming – and how their work affects the products we buy.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 19:52

Countryside is good for you - study

SPENDING time in the countryside is better for your brain than spending time in the city, says a study.

The Rural Services Network responds to a government pledge that no council involved in its business rates retention pilots will be left worse off.

 

Monday, 30 October 2017 10:17

Biofuel 'could heat rural homes'

Many rural homes could be heated by vegetable oil within the next five years, claims an industry report.

The government is expected to consult on rules affecting rural community transport providers this autumn.

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