Services

Monday, 02 October 2017 07:26

Concern over firefighter shortage

A shortage of rural firefighters has triggered a number of recruitment drives to fill vacancies in village fire stations.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 12:57

Transport tops conference agenda

A first-of-its-kind event aims to help community groups address rural transport challenges in the east of England.

Sunday, 24 September 2017 19:43

Petition warns of rural GP shortage

Hundreds of people have signed a petition warning that GP practices in rural areas are struggling to recruit doctors.

Monday, 18 September 2017 16:26

Fairer funding 'vital' for rural schools

Fairer funding is vital for England's rural schools, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Friday, 15 September 2017 09:17

Changes to school funding confirmed

Rural schools will gain up to 5% in funding under a plans for a fairer national funding formula, says the government.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:20

Will travel hubs help rural transport?

A new network of travel hubs could give rural residents better access to public transport services.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:24

Vehicles seized in crime crackdown

Police from six regions across northern England have joined forces for a rural crime crackdown.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 07:19

£7.25m to extend rural broadband

Cheshire East Council will receive a share of £7.25m of funding to extend the roll-out of faster broadband in the borough.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 19:40

£645m to help speed up rural broadband

The government says up to £645m will help bring superfast broadband to the UK's most remote areas.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:53

Health services are top rural concern

Rural residents are more concerned about declining healthcare services than any other issue, reveal the preliminary results of a wide-ranging survey.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 21:33

Police join forces against rural crime

Police across three counties have joined forces in an operation targeting rural crime and poaching.

Saturday, 02 September 2017 13:45

Pilot areas to trial full fibre broadband

Six areas have been named to pilot a scheme to bring full fibre broadband to businesses, schools and hospitals.