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Monday, 13 September 2010 19:53

New threat to rural post offices

RURAL post offices set up in shops, village halls and mobile vans are under threat of closure, claims a consumer watchdog.

Friday, 10 September 2010 07:58

Fly-tipping prosecutions soar

PROSECUTIONS for fly-tipping soared by more than 20%, reveal the latest offical statistics.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 11:13

Changing role of water management

LOCAL authorities can take a lead in the management of local water resources, writes Brian Wilson.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:46

Rural commission outlines priorities

THE Commission for Rural Communities has outlined three priorities as the organisation is wound down.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 08:26

Network welcomes rural agenda

ENGLAND'S biggest rural partnership has called for the implementation of recommendations to realise the countryside's economic potential.

Wednesday, 08 September 2010 19:19

Ministers examine LEP proposals

THE government is examining 56 bids to form Local Enterprise Partnerships – the replacements for regional development agencies.

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 00:10

Watchdog unveils rural agenda

POLICY-MAKERS are being urged to recognise the potential of rural areas to help the country recover from recession.

Monday, 06 September 2010 06:37

Heat-map highlights fuel poverty

ENGLAND'S most fuel-poor rural areas have been identified in a first-of-its-kind heat map.

Friday, 03 September 2010 18:26

Daily struggle for rural broadband

INADEQUATE broadband is jeopardising England’s rural communities, a Tory MP has warned.

Thursday, 02 September 2010 11:08

Police tractor tackles rural crime

POLICE have given a tractor a blue light and stripes to combat rural crime.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010 18:35

Oil 'tagged' to combat rural theft

RURAL residents are adding a special liquid to domestic heating oil so they can detect whether it has been stolen.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010 07:17

Rural doctors 'facing burnout'

RURAL doctors have warned they face burnout as they prepare for the latest round of NHS reorganisation.

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