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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:07

£6.75m from EU on offer in Cumbria

Rural businesses and communities are to benefit from £6.75m of EU funding being made available in Cumbria.

Sunday, 08 January 2017 22:00

Rural health tops conference agenda

Early bird discounts are available for major conference to discuss strategies for improving rural healthcare.

Sunday, 08 January 2017 20:33

Defra confirms £120m in rural funding

Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has confirmed a £120m funding boost for rural businesses across England.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 19:32

MP backs calls for faster broadband

A Worcestershire MP is urging local businesses to help make the case for better rural broadband.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 19:12

War against fly-tippers 'must continue'

Rural leaders are urging local councils to continue a pre-Christmas crackdown against fly-tipping.

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:53

Garden villages 'will ease housing crisis'

England's first ever garden villages will help to ease the country's housing crisis, says the government.

Monday, 02 January 2017 17:07

Survey reveals UK's best place to live

Rural areas feature highly in the UK's best places to live, according to the latest Halifax Quality of Life Survey.

Sunday, 01 January 2017 21:07

Call for action on fuel poverty

FUEL poverty figures have prompted a call for the government to tackle the tariffs of the big six energy companies.

Friday, 23 December 2016 20:08

'Sparsity' funding to protect rural schools

Government plans will see small rural schools protected by a 'sparsity' funding factor have been broadly welcomed.

Monday, 19 December 2016 15:08

Are rural carers overwhelmed by need?

Providing care for loved ones is rewarding, it can also bring physical and emotional challenges. Jessica Sellick investigates.

Monday, 19 December 2016 15:06

One in four rural homes lack broadband

The government's telecoms watchdog says one in four rural homes still cannot get a decent broadband connection.

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