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  • Independent shale gas reportTuesday, 25 November 2014
    The Alliance has released an independent report into the potential impact of the exploitation of hydrocarbons from shale in the UK.
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  • Rural Oscars - vote NOW!Monday, 24 November 2014
    Voting is into its last week in the 10th anniversary Rural Oscars Champion of Champions scheme. Vote until Sunday 30th at 6pm at countrysideallianceawards.org.uk
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  • Bird Flu and live quarry shootingTuesday, 18 November 2014
    Shooting organisations are in close touch with Defra and with each other over the handling of the confirmed case of Avian Influenza at a single, indoor duck farm near to Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
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Independent Shale Gas Report published

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Government must protect the countryside and reassure the public over the exploration and development of shale oil and gas. Funding, oversight and research are needed to ensure that shale gas extraction does not cause irrevocable damage to the countryside and rural communities, says the Countryside Alliance. The Alliance has today (25 November) released an independent report into the potential impact of the exploitation of hydrocarbons from shale in the UK and has come up with five recommendations as to how the Government can ensure that operators maintain best practices and that environmentally sensitive areas are not exposed to unnecessary risk.

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Vote now in the Champion of Champions scheme

Monday, 24 November 2014

The Countryside Alliance Awards, aka the “Rural Oscars,” are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special Champion of Champions scheme. Every UK Champion of the last ten years is being invited back to re-compete for Champion of Champions titles across four categories: Local Food; Village Shop/ Post Office; Traditional and Enterprise. An online vote is open until 30th November  - click here to vote for UK-wide contenders and click here to vote for the Welsh competitors.

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EFRA committee support for fly-grazing bill welcomed by Countryside Alliance

Monday, 24 November 2014

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee’s support for proposed changes in the law to tackle the illegal fly-grazing of horses.

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Win a magnum of Pol Roger Champagne in our Tumblers' Club Competition

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

In conjunction with the new 2014/15 hunting season The Countryside Alliance, generously supported by Pol Roger Champagne are running a new competition. We would like you to send in your photographs (open to amateurs only) of the most humorous tumble that you manage to capture on camera this season, to celebrate the brave souls that go hunting and the trusty steeds that carry them.

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New firearms guidance from the Home Office - our advice to certificate holders

Monday, 13 October 2014

Shotgun and firearm certificate holders have a legal responsibility to ensure that their guns are always kept securely, so as to prevent possession by unauthorised persons. The Countryside Alliance fully supports this responsibility, one which is taken very seriously by the overwhelming majority of shooters. From 15th October the police will be checking that guns are being securely stored, by way of unannounced visits to certificate holders. New Guidance from the Home Office has been published as follows:

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2015 General Election Manifesto - download it here

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Ahead of the May 2015 General Election the Countryside Alliance has launched its manifesto which it will use as a tool to communicate with all parties and candidates to put the countryside's case. The manifesto is presented under five headings: digital communications; food & farming; rural communities; rural services and wildlife management. Under each heading are facts, stats and changes we would like to see made. Download the manifesto here.

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Frosty Morning by Annabel Pope

2014 Christmas card range and 2015 calendar now available

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Countryside Alliance's Christmas card collection for 2014 is onsale now. The nine designs by popular artists including Daniel Crane, Mary Ann Rogers feature wintry hunting, shooting, racing and wildlife scenes, including a hare by Annabel Pope in honour of the late Clarissa Dickson Wright. The cards are available from our marketplace priced between £4.99 and £6.99 and there are 10 cards per pack. Our 2015 calendar is also now available priced at £9.99. Click here to browse and buy.

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Outdoor Education

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Food Labelling

Food Labelling

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Game to eat

Game to eat

Promoting the great taste of game
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