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February 2017

Patients waiting weeks to see GP due to lack of rural doctors (Grimsby Telegraph)

Shortage of rural doctors puts patients' health at risk (Scunthorpe Telegraph)

What social and healthcare services can rural people expect? (BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today)
- Comments from Graham Biggs (RSN Chief Executive) starts at 7.50 minutes. Content available until 14th March 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017 11:48

Extra £2.5m to improve rural roads

An additional £2m is to be invested to improve the surface of rural roads in Devon.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:56

Government plan to tackle homes shortage

RURAL leaders have welcomed government plans to tackle Britain's shortage of homes.

Monday, 06 February 2017 13:16

GP shortage leaves rural patients waiting

A shortage of rural GPs has left rural patients in Lincolnshire waiting four-weeks to see their doctor.

Monday, 06 February 2017 12:41

Post Offices extend banking services

A new agreement means more rural residents will be able to bank at their local post office.

Friday, 03 February 2017 08:28

Rural people support more homes

Two thirds of rural people support building the new of homes in their local area, says a survey.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:29

Volunteers needed against rural crime

POLICE in one of England's largest counties are appealing for volunteers to help tackle rural crime.

Monday, 30 January 2017 13:19

Urgent call to save vital rural services

AN urgent adjustment to local government funding is needed to deliver vital rural services, a leading MP has warned.

A GOVERNMENT crackdown aims to stop urban drugs gangs targeting rural communities.

Parish councils are urging the government to stand firm against developers who “want to ride roughshod” over the wishes of rural communities.

Friday, 27 January 2017 14:03

Concern over 'cash deserts' in countryside

Rural areas could become "cash deserts" unless a solution is found to a dispute over ATM fees, it has been claimed.

Monday, 23 January 2017 13:57

Rate reform could destroy rural businesses

Rural communities will be among the biggest losers from what is described as a radical reform of business rates.

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