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Monday, 31 March 2014 08:23

Network welcomes way ahead for census

THE Rural Services Network has welcomed a recommendation that Census data should continue to generate local level statistics.

Monday, 31 March 2014 07:17

Revealed: top rural places to live

A national survey highlights what it claims are the rural places with Britain's best quality of life.

THE government is to unveil further funding for local authorities that transform the way they deliver services.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:52

Better broadband for rural north-east

THOUSANDS more rural homes and businesses in north-east England are to benefit from high-speed fibre broadband.

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:19

£10m rural broadband fund opens

A £10m fund to help take superfast broadband to Britain's most remote communities has opened for business.

Monday, 24 March 2014 11:45

Tourism campaign for flood-hit regions

A £2m tourism campaign aims to support communities affected by recent floods and boost holiday booking ahead of Easter.

Friday, 21 March 2014 11:32

Community secures £500k lottery grant

AN isolated rural community has been awarded £500,000 from the National Lottery.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:08

Bus campaign continues despite setback

TRANSPORT campaigners are continuing to press the government for fairer funding for bus services.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:50

Budget 'will help rural business'

MEASURES contained in the governemnt's budget will help businesses in the countryside, says rural insurer NFU Mutual.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:23

Former minister to open rural hub

FOMER trade minister Digby Jones is to officially open the University of Cumbria's Rural Growth Hub.

Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:49

Mind the superfast broadband gap

The UK has some of Europe's best broadband – but campaigners say the countryside is still being left behind.

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