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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.

Will rural communities benefit from changes in the way the government defends the country? Jessica Sellick investigates.

A fund founded by Prince Charles has unveiled £670,000 in grant support for rural initiatives.

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:14

'More help needed for rural shops'

THE government is facing calls to help secure the future of thousands of rural shops.

Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:42

'Cuts threaten to close 1000 rural schools'

More than 1000 rural schools are threatened with closure because of government funding cuts, say researchers.

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