Monday, 06 February 2017 12:41

Post Offices extend banking services

A new agreement means more rural residents will be able to bank at their local post office.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:29

Volunteers needed against rural crime

POLICE in one of England's largest counties are appealing for volunteers to help tackle rural crime.

Monday, 30 January 2017 13:19

Urgent call to save vital rural services

AN urgent adjustment to local government funding is needed to deliver vital rural services, a leading MP has warned.

Friday, 27 January 2017 14:03

Concern over 'cash deserts' in countryside

Rural areas could become "cash deserts" unless a solution is found to a dispute over ATM fees, it has been claimed.

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:14

'More help needed for rural shops'

THE government is facing calls to help secure the future of thousands of rural shops.

Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:42

'Cuts threaten to close 1000 rural schools'

More than 1000 rural schools are threatened with closure because of government funding cuts, say researchers.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:01

'Patchy' services blight communities

Rural communities are suffering due to the patchy provision of key services, a major report has warned.

RURAL communities face a double whammy of higher council tax bills and fewer public services, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Sunday, 08 January 2017 22:00

Rural health tops conference agenda

Early bird discounts are available for major conference to discuss strategies for improving rural healthcare.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 19:32

MP backs calls for faster broadband

A Worcestershire MP is urging local businesses to help make the case for better rural broadband.

Monday, 02 January 2017 17:07

Survey reveals UK's best place to live

Rural areas feature highly in the UK's best places to live, according to the latest Halifax Quality of Life Survey.

Sunday, 01 January 2017 21:07

Call for action on fuel poverty

FUEL poverty figures have prompted a call for the government to tackle the tariffs of the big six energy companies.