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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:44

Ministers 'falling short' on school funding

The government has fallen short on a promise to deliver fairer funding for schools, say education campaigners.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:58

EU funding for M3 rural businesses

Rural businesses around the M3 motorway are to receive a share of £3.6m in European funding.

Monday, 20 February 2017 12:01

Services face cuts despite council tax rise

VITAL local services face further cuts – despite forthcoming rises in council tax.

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:29

Pressure mounts over business rate hike

PRESSURE is mounting over government reforms which threaten to drive up rural business rates.

A shortage of rural GPs has left rural patients waiting weeks to see their local doctor.

 

Friday, 17 February 2017 14:26

Shortage of GPs risks rural health

A SHORTAGE of rural GPs is putting patients' health at risk, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 07:27

Police restructure to meet rural needs

POLICING in North Dorset is being restructured to better meet rural needs.

Monday, 13 February 2017 14:41

Rural social care is underfunded – network

A BETTER system is needed to meet the social care needs of elderly rural residents, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Monday, 13 February 2017 13:14

Refocus support to boost rural growth

European subsidies should be refocused to unlock wider rural growth after the UK leaves the European Union, says a think tank report.

February 2017

Patients waiting weeks to see GP due to lack of rural doctors (Grimsby Telegraph)

Shortage of rural doctors puts patients' health at risk (Scunthorpe Telegraph)

What social and healthcare services can rural people expect? (BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today)
- Comments from Graham Biggs (RSN Chief Executive) starts at 7.50 minutes. Content available until 14th March 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017 11:48

Extra £2.5m to improve rural roads

An additional £2m is to be invested to improve the surface of rural roads in Devon.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:56

Government plan to tackle homes shortage

RURAL leaders have welcomed government plans to tackle Britain's shortage of homes.

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