Campaigns

Moorland management vital to this environmental asset, says CA

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Heather burning is an important tool of moorland management the Countryside Alliance has said, following a report that suggested the practice might contribute to global warming. The research from Leeds University, entitled the EMBER report, suggested that heather burning on moorland, has negative impacts on peat hydrology, peat chemistry and physical properties, river water chemistry…

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“Labour Protecting Animals” pledge – we seek clarification

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

As reported in last week’s issue, the Labour Party has launched a “Protecting Animals Pledge” which makes some confusing statements on issues including “shooting estates” as well as snares and raptors. Countryside Alliance Director of Shooting Adrian Blackmore has since written to Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle MP asking for clarification on several of the…

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Tedworth Huntsman knocked out by masked sabs

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Wednesday 28th January the Western Daily Press reported: “A West Country huntmaster was knocked unconscious in a vicious attack by masked hunt saboteurs armed with iron bars, the Western Daily Press can reveal. Police in Wiltshire are investigating the incident, which happened near the village of Everleigh, near Amesbury, at the end of a…

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What is 4G? Why do we need it?

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

4G is the next generation of fast, mobile internet, with huge potential benefits to society and the economy. 4G is critical to the future success of the UK and more importantly, it has the potential to deliver broadband in rural areas where we will never see fixed line rolled out or where we have slow…

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Review broadband scheme urgently

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The government must urgently review its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project or rural communities and businesses will suffer, says the Countryside Alliance. Our comments follow the publication today (26 September) of a hard-hitting report criticising the rollout of rural broadband by BT by the Committee for Public Accounts.  “We have long been concerned about the…

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Code of Good Shooting Practice website

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Everyone who shoots will be aware of The Code of Good Shooting Practice, an accessible guide which is endorsed by leading sporting agents and game farmers, and organisations including the Countryside Alliance. The Code now has its own website, which you can access at www.codeofgoodshootingpractice.org.uk. Hard copies are available from the Countryside Alliance – email…

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