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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:48

National Park beats tourism target

RURAL tourism is thriving in north-east England, reveals a new report commissioned by Northumberland National Park Authority.

Monday, 07 November 2016 10:23

Wi-fi scheme launched for village halls

A NEW scheme lets rural residents access superfast broadband via a hub installed in their local village hall.

Friday, 04 November 2016 10:16

Rural fears over online tax information

RURAL business owners fear they could be "unfairly punished" if they are made to submit tax information online.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:38

New-style rural bus service piloted

Derbyshire has become the latest county to consider introducing a demand-responsive bus service for rural residents.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:13

Funding for rural projects in Norfolk

RURAL businesses will continue to benefit from a £9m European funding initiative managed by Norfolk County Council.

Sunday, 30 October 2016 23:20

Rural 'notspots' unacceptable – MPs

More than one in four rural areas suffer from a poor or non-existent mobile phone signal, says a cross-party group of MPs.

FOUR police and crime commissioners have come together to step up the fight against rural crime.

Friday, 28 October 2016 22:38

Councils want fuel duty to repair roads

Local councils have called for money raised in fuel duty to help combat a growing backlog in road repairs – many of them in rural areas.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 23:34

Lib Dems call for better rural transport

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called for better transport so rural students can complete their studies.

The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.


Monday, 24 October 2016 11:48

Bus services reduce social deprivation

Better local bus services would improve employment and reduce social deprivation, says a report.

Friday, 21 October 2016 14:13

Best High Street finalists revealed

THE government-backed Great British High Street competition has revealed the nation's best high streets.

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