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National Parks agree mobile signal deal

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

On Monday 14th July 2014 the North Devon Journal reported: “Remote parts of North Devon could soon see a boost in mobile phone signals after a deal was signed to boost signal strength without impacting the landscape. The landmark agreement between National Parks England and the Mobile Operators Association will see them join forces to…

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Our Queen’s Speech brief – June 2014

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

The final Queen’s speech of this Parliament took place on Wednesday 4th June. The Countryside Alliance examined the speech and sent the enclosed brief out to Parliamentarians, outlining our concerns and thoughts about the rural issues included in the speech, specifically measures to freeze fuel duty, the Infrastructure Bill and increasing housing supply. Read our…

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Middleton Hunt Master and Huntsman Tom Holt not guilty

| Campaigns, Hunting

Middleton Hunt Master and Huntsman Tom Holt has been found not guilty of a Hunting Act offence after a trial at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court. Employees of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) had covertly filmed Mr Holt on 19th February near Malton in North Yorkshire and made allegations of illegal hunting. The Crown Prosecution Service brought…

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A guide to using the Rootmetrics app

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

We all pay the same to run our mobile phones, regardless of where we live. But rural businesses and individuals tell us they have a far poorer service. Now we are searching for proof to ensure people living in the countryside are not forgotten by mobile phone companies and benefit from the Government’s £150m mobile…

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Labour plans to raise gun licence fees

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Supporters of shooting will be interested to read the below exchange which took place in an Opposition Day debate on Future Government Spending. The debate took place in the House of Commons on Wednesday 4th March and a factor was Labour’s plan to raise £17m through increasing gun licence fees, with Shadow Chief Secretary to the…

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