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  • Take action on hunting!Friday, 22 May 2015
    Please take a moment to lobby your MP via our website, asking him or her to back repeal of the Hunting Act.
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  • Take part in a new survey on crimeWednesday, 20 May 2015
    The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities. Take the survey today.
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  • Diagnose your broadband problemThursday, 4 December 2014
    We have teamed up with tech company Actual Experience and its BbFix Project to help those with poor broadband to identify the problem with a view to improving it.
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Take action - lobby your MP on the Hunting Act

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign for repeal of the Hunting Act 2004. Take part here and share widely. Members and supporters are encouraged to take part in the e-lobby, reminding Conservative MPs that a vote on repeal was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties to support repeal of this failed Act. The e-lobby can be found here.

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National crime survey to focus on rural concerns

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities. The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN)*, backed by the Countryside Alliance and supported by the Home Office, is calling for people who work or live in rural areas to come forward and give their views on countryside crimes, the impact they have on the wider community and to help shape the future of crime prevention and rural policing. Click here to take part.

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Show your support for Nature and Shooting

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Countryside Alliance is calling on all those who love British wildlife and the countryside to respond to the European Commission’s proposal to review the Birds and Habitats Directive.

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Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Countryside Alliance has ensured the particular way working dogs are kept is recognised in new guidance for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations for Wales.
The Government document covers accommodation and environment, diet and nutrition, normal behaviour (which includes the socialisation of puppies) and health and welfare, and includes special mention of gundogs and hunt kennels.

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Ministerial appointments

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Following the General Election the following ministerial appointments have been made by Prime Minister David Cameron. We have listed the departments that are the most relevant to the work of the Countryside Alliance. Key amongst the appointments are the return of Liz Truss as Secretary of State for Environment, the promotion of George Eustice as Minister for State at Defra and the appointment of Rory Stewart as Under Secretary of State at Defra.

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Charles Jardine goes fishing with Mary Berry - Friday 22 May, BBC2, 8pm

Monday, 18 May 2015

We recommend watching "Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites" on Friday 22nd May at 8:00pm on BBC Two. Radio Times reports: "The Great British Bake Off judge tries her hand at fly-fishing on the River Test, cooking up her catch on the riverbank." Mary is joined by our very own Charles Jardine, Fishing 4 Schools Director and expert angler, instructor, cook and all round nice guy - please tune in.

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Back Country Life's bid to win "Cover of the Year" title

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Country Life magazine is in the running for a prestigious national award - the The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Cover of the Year - for its butterfly cover. You can vote for the magazine against competition including GQ, Elle and Radio Times. Country Life is the only rural magazine in the ten-strong shortlist and the PPA introduces the cover by observing: "Inspired by a lepidopterist's collection in an antique shop, this composite butterfly cover hits the jackpot.

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Shooting

Shooting

Working to promote and protect shooting
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Hunting

Hunting

News and views on hunting
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Communities

Communities

Rural life and its future
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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Re-connecting kids and the countryside
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Food Labelling

Food Labelling

Campaigning for mandatory country of origin meat labelling
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Game to eat

Game to eat

Promoting the great taste of game
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