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.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:01

'Patchy' services blight communities

Rural communities are suffering due to the patchy provision of key services, a major report has warned.

RURAL communities face a double whammy of higher council tax bills and fewer public services, the Rural Services Network has warned.

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.

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.

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 15:06

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.

Monday, 19 December 2016 14:42

Post Offices 'must be more accessible'

POST Offices are becoming more important to local communities and should be more accessible, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 21:54

Rural dismay at funding settlement

The Rural Services Network has slammed the government's provisional funding settlement for local authorities.