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Friday, 05 January 2018 08:59

Rural police receive less funding

Rural areas continue to receive less police funding than urban areas, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 22:12

Campaign combats winter loneliness

A NEW campaign is helping to combat rural loneliness this winter.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:10

'Travel hubs' to connect rural villages

Three villages could become “rural travel hubs” to improve rural transport in Cambridgeshire.

Rural households spend about £3000 more per year than their urban counterparts on essentials, suggests a study.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:49

Bigger team to combat rural crime

A rural crime team in Derbyshire has helped resolve crimes worth £120,000 in its first six months.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:55

Rural residents fear fuel poverty

Crippling fuel bills mean many rural householders are too scared to put their heating on.

Friday, 22 December 2017 10:16

Rural cash machine fears rejected

The UK's biggest ATM network has rejected claims that changes in its fee structure could result in the widespread loss of cash machines in rural locations.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:40

Faster broadband to be legal right

Everyone in the UK will have a legal right to broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps by 2020, the government has announced.


The Rural Services Network has welcomed the government's provisional finance settlement for local authorities – but warned that more must be done to ensure a fairer deal for rural communities.


The Rural Services Network has given a cautious welcome to the government's provisional local finance settlement for local authorities.

Monday, 18 December 2017 11:23

Prince's fund plans rural research

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced a major project examining the sustainability of rural communities.

Monday, 18 December 2017 10:59

What’s [rural] in the Industrial Strategy?

What might the government's industrial strategy mean for rural communities?Jessica Sellick investigates.

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