Friday, 11 August 2017 13:58

Efficiency key to combat energy bills

Energy efficient homes are the key to keeping fuel costs low for rural residents, say housing experts.

Monday, 07 August 2017 10:27

Licence concern for community transport

Rural community transport operators may face extra licence requirements, the government has suggested.

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.