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Monday, 19 December 2016 14:42

Post Offices 'must be more accessible'

POST Offices are becoming more important to local communities and should be more accessible, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 21:54

Rural dismay at funding settlement

The Rural Services Network has slammed the government's provisional funding settlement for local authorities.


The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has called for urgent talks following publication of the government's provisional funding settlement for local authorities [2].


Thursday, 15 December 2016 14:58

UK mobile coverage 'worse than Albania'

Mobile phone network coverage in the UK is worse than in Romania, Albania and Peru, says a report.

Friday, 09 December 2016 07:44

Crackdown against brazen fly-tippers

Councils are using new powers to crush vehicles belonging to fly-tippers who illegally dump rubbish in the countryside.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 08:07

ACRE leads project on rural services

A new project aims to highlight how rural services can be sustained by local residents – and how local people can shape rural policy.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 08:44

Defra pledges 'certainty' on Brexit

Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has pledged to provide certainty for the rural sector as the UK leaves the EU.

Sunday, 04 December 2016 15:58

Rural communities get fibre broadband

RURAL villages in South Gloucestershire are being given access to fibre broadband following more investment.

Friday, 02 December 2016 16:53

Young farmers support community projects

The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs is looking to support community and environmental projects.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 17:15

Is Ofcom ruling good for rural broadband?

BT has been ordered to separate from its network provider Openreach – in a move aimed at improving broadband and phone services.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:45

£1.4m business boost for East Devon

East Devon District Council is helping local rural businesses to apply for £1.4m in EU funded grants.

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