RURAL tourism is thriving in north-east England, reveals a new report commissioned by Northumberland National Park Authority.
A NEW scheme lets rural residents access superfast broadband via a hub installed in their local village hall.
RURAL business owners fear they could be "unfairly punished" if they are made to submit tax information online.
Derbyshire has become the latest county to consider introducing a demand-responsive bus service for rural residents.
RURAL businesses will continue to benefit from a £9m European funding initiative managed by Norfolk County Council.
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.
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.
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  – has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.
Better local bus services would improve employment and reduce social deprivation, says a report.
THE government-backed Great British High Street competition has revealed the nation's best high streets.