Vets and Government investigating Alabama Rot

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Following further confirmed cases of the disease known as Alabama Rot, the Government has revealed that “a private veterinary group is co-ordinating an investigation” into the cause of the disease in the UK with support from the Animal and Plant Health Agency. The latest information comes from the response to parliamentary questions from Banbury MP,…

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Countryside Alliance welcome Ofcom’s latest move to deliver the Universal Service Obligation

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed Ofcom’s latest move to deliver the Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband throughout the UK. Ofcom has issued a request for expressions of interest in serving as Universal Service Provider for broadband. It is vital that suitable providers are identified swiftly and the USO fully implemented across all parts of…

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Countryside Alliance Raise “Rural Representation” with Ofcom

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The Countryside Alliance has submitted evidence to Ofcom’s “Thematic review of representation and portrayal on the BBC”, highlighting our concerns regarding the representation of the rural community. Following a spate of recent complaints against the BBC, the Countryside Alliance met representatives from Ofcom to discuss our concerns regarding BBC impartiality on rural issues, to highlight…

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Countryside Alliance questions Farming Minister on Defra priorities

| Campaigns, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has questioned whether Defra is committing enough resources to preparing farming and rural communities for Brexit at a conference in Northumberland on the future of farming. The event, hosted by Hexham MP Guy Opperman on Friday 15 June, was an opportunity for local farmers and stakeholders to express their views and concerns…

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Countryside Alliance Issues Call for Evidence Following Meeting with Firearms Minister

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters to report their experience of firearms licensing medical procedures, following a meeting with Home Office Minister Nick Hurd MP. Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner and Head of Shooting Liam Stokes met Mr Hurd and Home Office officials to discuss our concerns over the failure of the medical…

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Pacific Pink Salmon

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In July 2017, Fisheries Management Scotland issued an advice note to alert District Salmon Fishery Boards (DSFBs), Fishery Trusts, anglers and others on what to do if they encounter pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in Scottish waters. Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS) is taking the lead, in close collaboration with Marine Scotland, on coordinating the collection of…

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Fishing for Schools: Some of our most challenging work is with children in Pupil Referral Units

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Some of the potentially most challenging youngsters Fishing for Schools (F4S) instructors work with are those from Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). The Department for Education describes PRUs as places where “children who aren’t able to attend school and may not otherwise receive suitable education” go to school. This is often because they have been permanently…

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World Fishing Day is coming up – will you be taking part?

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

World Fishing Day takes place on Saturday 23 June and Fishing for Schools (F4S) and Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) shall be taking part. Will you? World Fishing Day aims to bring anglers from across the world together, showcase fishing to new people and show the wonderful benefits of our sport. World Fishing Day…

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Take part in Somerset’s Ye Olde Bait Challenge and raise money for Fishing for Schools

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It’s time to get your entries in for Ye Olde Bait Challenge, a charity fishing match in aid of Fishing for Schools on Saturday (17 June) at Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset. This is one occasion where grey hairs may be an advantage as, although all fishing methods are welcomed, no modern baits will be allowed in…

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Shooting main target for petitioning the National Assembly for Wales by Animal Rights groups

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance met the Chair of the Petitions Committee, David Rowlands AM, over concerns about the authenticity and transparency of petitions presented to the Assembly. In recent weeks two anti-shooting petitions have been presented to the National Assembly for Wales, one calling for the ban on the use of Larsen traps, the other opposing…

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