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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.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:48

Councils fight for fairer funding

COUNCIL leaders travelled to parliament to highlight the need for fairer rural funding.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:33

Rural housing hub project launched

A NEW initiative aims to help rural communities develop and manage their own housing project.

Monday, 16 October 2017 12:12

'Unique' plan champions rural potential

Northumberland County Council is spearheading a new initiative to ensure rural areas have a voice in the UK’s economic future.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:04

Villagers take over rural petrol station

A group of rural residents have taken over their local petrol station in a bid to save it from closure.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:48

Rural homelessness – an invisible issue?

What can be done to prevent and relieve homelessness in rural areas? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Friday, 13 October 2017 20:16

Royal encouragement for rural homes

The Princess Royal will deliver a keynote speech on affordable rural housing at a national landowner conference.


The Rural Services Network responds after the government pledges a £20,000 'golden hello' for rural GPs.


Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:39

£20,000 'Golden hello" for rural GPs

TRAINEE doctors are to receive £20,000 to work in rural and coastal communities struggling to recruit GPs.

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