Monday, 23 May 2011 06:51

Police 'shut gate' on rural crime

POLICE forces across south-east England have teamed up to launch a DVD they hope will help combat rural crime.

Monday, 16 May 2011 06:39

MPs to debate rural broadband

An MP campaigning for better rural broadband has secured a full debate on the issue in the House of Commons.

Monday, 09 May 2011 12:02

£110k for community-run shops

A £110,000 initiative aims to see more communities running their own village shop.

Thursday, 05 May 2011 13:19

Call for vigilance over rural arson

FIRE service leaders are calling for vigilance after wildfires tore through Britain's parched countryside.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 08:14

Warning over Health Bill reforms

RURAL needs must be considered when implementing the government's Health and Social Care Bill, says a report.

Friday, 22 April 2011 09:06

Broadband 'crucial' for south-east

BUSINESS leaders have called for superfast broadband to be rolled out across rural south-east England.

Thursday, 14 April 2011 16:36

Roads deteriorate as cuts bite

BUDGET cuts are forcing rural councils to switch to short-term road repairs.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:53

Fujitsu unveils rural broadband plan

TECHNOLOGY giant Fujitsu has unveiled plans to deliver faster broadband connections to 5m rural homes.

Monday, 11 April 2011 13:27

Residents deliver own rural services

RURAL residents are saving themselves a 70 mile round trip by running some of their own council services.

Friday, 08 April 2011 09:25

Local radio 'vital' to rural areas

Countryside communities will be especially hard hit by cutbacks to local radio, rural leaders have warned.

Thursday, 07 April 2011 12:22

Budget cuts to hit rural services

RURAL local authorities are particularly likely to reduce funding for services as budgets plummet.

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 20:07

Making the most of broadband fund

AN ONLINE discussion sought to help communities make the most of broadband funding for rural areas.