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  • We team up with Country Life.....Wednesday, 29 July 2015
    ...... To find Britain's Best Sporting Pub. Nominate now! Email jill-grieve@countryside-alliance.org and tell her your favourite and why.
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  • Tim Bonner to be Chief ExecutiveTuesday, 28 July 2015
    It is announced that Barney White-Spunner will step down as Executive Chairman in the Autumn and Campaigns Director Tim Bonner will become Chief Executive.
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  • Law Commission announcesThursday, 23 July 2015
    The Law Commission is carrying out a "scoping review" of firearms legislation. The Countryside Alliance will represent shooting's interests.
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Countryside Alliance and Country Life seek "Britain's Best Sporting Pub"

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The Countryside Alliance has teamed up with Country Life magazine to find "Britain's Best Sporting Pub". This competition aims to celebrate traditional pubs such as coaching inns The Buccleuch Arms at Melrose, the Swan at Tarporley and Jamaica Inn at Launceston or medieval establishments including the Lord Crewe in the Durham uplands, central to shooting at Blanchland Moor. All have a long history of support for their local hunts or shoots. Support for the local community is the driving factor, a good example of which is the Cresselly Arms in West Wales (which is seasonal and supports the cricket team in the summer). We have all been to a pub after a day in the field where a warm welcome awaits and it is a well-established and comforting part of our rural heritage.

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Tim Bonner announced as new Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Countryside Alliance has announced that Sir Barney White-Spunner will be stepping down as its Executive Chairman after the AGM in September. The Board has appointed Director of Campaigns, Tim Bonner, to take charge as Chief Executive when he leaves. Sir Barney has spent three and a half years at the head of Britain’s largest rural campaigning organisation.

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Defra research supports current best practice in gamebird rearing

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Countryside Alliance is pleased to note that Defra-funded research into the use of raised laying units, published today (24 July), supports the existing Defra Code for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes, used by the British gamebird industry.
The research shows that the current Code of Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes, as was proposed by the working group set up by Defra, is fit for purpose.

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The Law Commission announces "scoping review" of firearms legislation

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: This week the Law Commission launched what it described as a "scoping consultation" to find out what the most pressing problems are with regards to the many and varied pieces of firearms legislation in this country (read their press release here). I have before written about the Commission's unenviable task of pulling together the 30+ pieces of legislation governing firearms and attempting to streamline the law in line with both public interest and fairness to the licensed shooting community.

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New grouse recipe leaflet launched ahead of the Glorious 12th

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Countryside Alliance's dedicated game promotion campaign, Game-to-Eat, has launched a new grouse recipe leaflet ahead of the Glorious 12th. The leaflet features grouse recipes donated by some of the country's top game chefs including Tom Kitchin, Mark Hix, our development chef Lee Maycock and new trailblazing game outfits including Eat Wild and John Doe. Try grilled spatchcock grouse, smoked grouse crostini,  grouse pate or a beer-can grouse with BBQ sauce. Get your copy now from info@gametoeat.co.uk. Copies will be available on-stand at the CLA Game Fair. 

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15-16 August 2015 - Lowther Show, inc hound show

Saturday, 15 August 2015

15-16 August - Lowther Show at the Lowther Estate near Penrith.  www.lowthershow.co.uk/
In conjunction with the Central Committee of Fell Packs and by kind permission of the Lowther Estate, the Lowther Show will play host to the Lowther Hound Show

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