Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:38

New-style rural bus service piloted

Derbyshire has become the latest county to consider introducing a demand-responsive bus service for rural residents.

Sunday, 30 October 2016 23:20

Rural 'notspots' unacceptable – MPs

More than one in four rural areas suffer from a poor or non-existent mobile phone signal, says a cross-party group of MPs.

FOUR police and crime commissioners have come together to step up the fight against rural crime.

Friday, 28 October 2016 22:38

Councils want fuel duty to repair roads

Local councils have called for money raised in fuel duty to help combat a growing backlog in road repairs – many of them in rural areas.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 23:34

Lib Dems call for better rural transport

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called for better transport so rural students can complete their studies.

Monday, 24 October 2016 11:48

Bus services reduce social deprivation

Better local bus services would improve employment and reduce social deprivation, says a report.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:57

Commissioner pledge's to tackle rural crime

RURAL crime is having a devastating effect in Cambridgeshire, police commissioner Jason Ablewhite has warned.

Monday, 17 October 2016 17:36

Rural firms 'let down' by bank closures

SMALL rural businesses are being hit hard by the accelerating rate of bank branch closure programmes, says a report.

Sunday, 16 October 2016 09:03

Rural pharmacies 'face closure threat'

UP to 1600 rural pharmacies face the threat of closure due to government funding cuts, it is claimed.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 06:54

New partnership tackles rural crime

A NEW partnership to tackle rural crime has been launched in Wiltshire.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:07

Fund to keep rural communities warm

A £42,000 fund to help vulnerable people warm this winter has been approved in Hampshire.

The Rural Services Network has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.