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Sunday, 05 November 2017 20:48

Commission seeks to improve rural life

AN independent high-profile commission aims to improve life for rural communities after the UK leaves the European Union.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 20:13

Project seeks to reduce rural flood risk

A £1.2m project aims to trail low-cost ways to reduce the risk of flash floods in rural communities.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 21:35

How research affects food and farming

RURAL researchers will visit two farmers' markets to talk about food and farming – and how their work affects the products we buy.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 19:52

Countryside is good for you - study

SPENDING time in the countryside is better for your brain than spending time in the city, says a study.

The Rural Services Network responds to a government pledge that no council involved in its business rates retention pilots will be left worse off.

 

Monday, 30 October 2017 10:17

Biofuel 'could heat rural homes'

Many rural homes could be heated by vegetable oil within the next five years, claims an industry report.

The government is expected to consult on rules affecting rural community transport providers this autumn.

Friday, 27 October 2017 09:15

Council to tackle rural fuel poverty

A major project to tackle rural fuel poverty is to be funded by one of England's largest county councils.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:46

Novel approach maintains rural roadsides

A county council is minimising verge growth on rural roadsides – and saving money at the same time.

Monday, 23 October 2017 08:10

Pledge to speed up mobile coverage

The government has pledged to speed up the rollout of faster mobile and broadband services to rural areas.

Friday, 20 October 2017 21:32

Connectivity 'must be rural priority'

Better digital connectivity is needed to stimulate rural growth, says a report.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:15

7% increase in fly-tipping incidents

Fly-tipping incidents have soared by 7% over the past year – excluding the number of cases on private land.

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