Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:48

Grant for Wheels to Work scheme

Rural youngsters are among those to benefit from £175,000 in new grants from the Virgin Money Foundation.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:24

Mixed reception for BT broadband proposal

A BT offer to provide universal high speed broadband to homes and businesses across the UK has been greeted with a mixed response.

Friday, 28 July 2017 22:03

'Police must understand rural crime'

Many police officers fail to appreciate the impact of rural crime, suggests a study.

Rural businesses are still struggling to get reliable mobile phone coverage and access to internet services, a survey reveals.

Business owners are being asked to help "unlock" the digital potential of rural Britain.

Thursday, 20 July 2017 19:18

Fund to tackle rural fuel poverty

A £150m fund to install affordable heating solutions in fuel poor homes could benefit rural households.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12:30

Threats and fear in wake of rural crime

Rural crime is costing farmers as much as £42.5m a year, says a report

Monday, 17 July 2017 07:09

MPs debate rural ambulance funding

Devon MP Sarah Wollaston has taken the government to task over lack of funding for rural ambulances.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 18:29

University hosts seminar on rural issues

Policy makers, practitioners and academics came together at Chester University for a seminar exploring aspects of rural life in England.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:46

Older people 'suffer' from poor services

OLDER rural people suffer from poor public services – as well as a lack of affordable housing, MPs have warned.

A government fund to 'unlock' £1bn for fibre broadband will do little for rural areas seeking faster connections, say campaigners.

Rural Councils have called for clarity on the future for local government finance and an end to unfair funding for their areas.