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Monday, 14 August 2017 12:16

Top five rural broadband questions

Broadband expert Daniel Heery answers the Top Five questions asked about obtaining faster rural internet access.

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:26

Sharp rise in cost of rural crime

THE cost of rural theft has risen sharply in the first half of 2017 – despite a 4% drop last year.

Friday, 11 August 2017 13:58

Efficiency key to combat energy bills

Energy efficient homes are the key to keeping fuel costs low for rural residents, say housing experts.

THE government is facing calls to exempt new farm buildings from a revised approach to development tax for local infrastructure.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:34

Grants to support rural communities

A CHARITY established by Prince Charles has unveiled over £540,000 of grants to 18 new rural projects.

Monday, 07 August 2017 10:27

Licence concern for community transport

Rural community transport operators may face extra licence requirements, the government has suggested.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:48

Grant for Wheels to Work scheme

Rural youngsters are among those to benefit from £175,000 in new grants from the Virgin Money Foundation.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:24

Mixed reception for BT broadband proposal

A BT offer to provide universal high speed broadband to homes and businesses across the UK has been greeted with a mixed response.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 19:18

Fund to tackle rural fuel poverty

A £150m fund to install affordable heating solutions in fuel poor homes could benefit rural households.

Sunday, 30 July 2017 20:48

£200m for businesses and broadband

The government has unveiled £200m in grants for rural businesses and broadband projects.

How do policy makers recognise the needs of Britain's island communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:01

Rural welcome for broadband scheme

RURAL business leaders have welcomed a grant scheme to connect firms to faster broadband.

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