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Tuesday, 02 April 2013 21:11

Quad bikes help tackle rural crime

LOCAL policing teams have been provided with two new all terrain vehicles to help them cover hard to reach rural areas.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 20:59

BBC faces 'rural impartiality' review

The impartiality of the BBC's coverage of rural areas of the UK is to be examined by a special review.

Friday, 29 March 2013 20:45

Revealed: best rural places to live

THE rural areas with the best quality of life have been pinpointed by an annual survey of Great Britain.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:51

Village halls get wireless broadband

THIRTY village halls will be provided with wireless internet under plans unveiled by a rural district council.

Monday, 25 March 2013 08:38

Network warns against Budget impact

RURAL communities must not be unfairly disadvantaged by the Budget, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Friday, 22 March 2013 20:47

Village shops reduce rural isolation

SHOPS owned and run by local communities reduce rural isolation, says a study by a leading charity.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:43

Localism having 'little rural impact'

THE government's localism agenda is having little impact on the ground, suggests a report.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:38

Call to reduce VAT for rural tourism

BUSINESS leaders are urging the government to reduce VAT on rural tourism services.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 08:26

New programme for neighbourhood plans

PARISH and town councils have welcomed a programme to help people develop their own neighbourhood plans.

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:12

Novel approach to rural broadband

PUBLIC funding should be used to attract investment in superfast rural broadband networks, says a report.

Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:07

Funding fears for community transport

MORE funding is urgently needed to train volunteer drivers to keep vital community transport schemes on the road, say charities.

Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:50

Winter takes heavy toll on rural roads

VITAL repairs are needed to minor roads and rural routes seriously damaged by winter weather, local authorities and business leaders have warned.

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