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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.

Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:22

Rural boost from community assets

VILLAGES and rural residents are benefiting from a £1.2m community fund in Lincolnshire.

Sunday, 16 March 2014 20:43

Council calls for sky lanterns debate

A RURAL local authority is backing a national campaign calling for a ban on the use of sky lanterns.

Sunday, 16 March 2014 20:29

New initiative against rural crime

NATIONAL crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has launched a social media campaign against rural crime.

FURTHER cuts to vital bus services threaten to have a devastating impact on England's rural communities, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Further cuts to vital bus services threaten to have a devastating impact on England's rural communities, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.

 

Monday, 10 March 2014 14:16

Support 'worth £3.4m to village shops'

RURAL retailers saw turnover increase by almost 10% following a government-backed support project for village shops.

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:37

Slow broadband 'hinders rural education'

POOR broadband speeds are restricting the education of children in rural communities, reveals a study.

Sunday, 09 March 2014 15:03

Extra £140m to repair winter potholes

AN EXTRA £140m is being made available to help repair roads hit by weather damage, says the government.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 22:29

Reform 'will provide more rural housing'

PLANNING reforms will provide more rural housing without building on the countryside, says the government.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 14:26

Superfast broadband for smallest county

MORE homes and businesses in rural Rutland could benefit from superfast broadband following an an extra £180,000 of government funding.

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