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The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.


Monday, 24 October 2016 11:48

Bus services reduce social deprivation

Better local bus services would improve employment and reduce social deprivation, says a report.

Friday, 21 October 2016 14:13

Best High Street finalists revealed

THE government-backed Great British High Street competition has revealed the nation's best high streets.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 13:53

New action plan to tackle fly-tipping

THE rising cost of clearing up fly-tipped rubbish is putting pressure on local authorities struggling with funding problems.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:57

Commissioner pledge's to tackle rural crime

RURAL crime is having a devastating effect in Cambridgeshire, police commissioner Jason Ablewhite has warned.

Monday, 17 October 2016 17:36

Rural firms 'let down' by bank closures

SMALL rural businesses are being hit hard by the accelerating rate of bank branch closure programmes, says a report.

Sunday, 16 October 2016 09:03

Rural pharmacies 'face closure threat'

UP to 1600 rural pharmacies face the threat of closure due to government funding cuts, it is claimed.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 06:54

New partnership tackles rural crime

A NEW partnership to tackle rural crime has been launched in Wiltshire.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:07

Fund to keep rural communities warm

A £42,000 fund to help vulnerable people warm this winter has been approved in Hampshire.

The Rural Services Network has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.

Monday, 10 October 2016 07:57

Chancellor pledges funding for EU projects

THE government has guaranteed to continue funding rural development projects signed while the UK is still in the European Union.

Just what does "rewilding" mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

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