Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:38

Drink-driving 'highest in rural areas'

Lack of public transport could be behind a high rate of drink-driving in rural areas.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:52

MP hits out over NHS service charges

FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has hit out at NHS England bosses for not backing down on proposed service charges.

Monday, 04 December 2017 08:17

'Write to your MP over hospital transport'

RURAL people are being asked to write to their MPs and call for a review of non-emergency patient transport services.

Friday, 01 December 2017 08:03

Bank announces 259 branch closures

The Royal Bank of Scotland group has announced it is closing 259 branches – many in rural areas.

The Rural Services Network is calling on the government to ensure that rural communities receive fairer funding for vital public services.

Monday, 27 November 2017 11:29

Urgent call for hospital transport review

Older people are facing huge difficulties getting to routine hospital appointments, Age UK has warned.

Friday, 24 November 2017 08:57

Funding 'vital' for rural post offices

Government funding for post offices is vital to maintain rural services, says Citizens Advice.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:27

Council's plea for fairer rural funding

NORTH Yorkshire County Council has called on the government to give long-term fairer funding to large rural counties.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:52

Concern over rural policing levels

Concerns over rural policing levels have been raised with Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of this month's Budget.

Monday, 13 November 2017 20:57

County councils call for fairer funding

COUNTY councils have called for a new deal to end the "postcode lottery" of government funding for rural areas.

Monday, 30 October 2017 10:17

Biofuel 'could heat rural homes'

Many rural homes could be heated by vegetable oil within the next five years, claims an industry report.

The government is expected to consult on rules affecting rural community transport providers this autumn.