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Countryside Alliance asks Labour leadership candidates their priorities for rural Britain

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At this important time for the countryside, following the vote to leave the European Union, rural communities are looking for clear leadership and direction. As part of this Labour leadership campaign we have invited the Labour leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn MP and Owen Smith MP to set out their priorities for rural Britain.   Below…

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Countryside Alliance launches “Shooting in Wales- For Countryside and Community”

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The Countryside Alliance has moved to ensure that new Welsh Assembly Members are equipped with the facts about shooting in Wales, launching a brochure detailing the enormous contribution that shooting makes to rural economies, communities and habitats in rural Wales.   At a time when those organisations against shooting are bombarding our politicians with misinformation,…

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Election results 2016 – Scotland and Wales

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Votes are still being counted from many of the elections that took place yesterday, but we now know the results for the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections. In Scotland, the SNP is just short of an overall majority at Holyrood with 63 seats, down six seats from the 2011 results. One of those loses…

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Standing up for the ‘final 5%’ on broadband

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Today saw a front page article in the Daily Telegraph about Government failings on connecting the ‘final 5%’ to superfast broadband and 4G . In a story entitled: “Ministers halt automatic broadband roll-out for rural families because ‘not everyone wants to be connected,’” Christopher Hope reported: ‘Instead fast broadband will only be provided in…

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Police & Crime Commissioner Manifesto

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The Police & Crime Commissioner Elections were held on 5th May 2016. Ahead of it, the Countryside Alliance published a Rural Crime Manifesto (download it here) and called on PCCs to recognise that crime is a key issue for rural communities, saying it is essential that PCCs recognise that tackling crime and increasing police visibility is a priority for…

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Workshop generates huge interest in Welsh fox snaring code

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A workshop run to encourage uptake of the Welsh Government’s new Code of best practice on the use of snares in fox control saw a big turnout of around 70 delegates attend from right across Wales. The take home message from the event was an unequivocal “Use the code or lose the fox snare”, the…

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Animal rights charity misleads Welsh Assembly candidates

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The Welsh Countryside Alliance has called for the Charity Commission to intervene as an animal rights charity ‘peddles lies and propaganda’ ahead of the Welsh Assembly election. A section on ‘breeding of game birds’ in the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) election ‘candidate briefing’ contains a photograph of what appears to be turkey poults in…

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Welsh Manifesto – top rural priorities

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The National Assembly for Wales Elections took place on 5 May. Ahead of the vote the Countryside Alliance launched its manifesto listing several key issues we would like to see addressed in the next assembly. Headline subjects are digital communications, food and farming, rural services, rural communities and countryside management – each with three calls for action…

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We must all abide by Welsh Government’s snaring code

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Unless the sensible and practical guidelines contained in the Welsh Government Code of best practice on the use of snares in fox control are followed to the letter, the legal entitlement to snare foxes in Wales will be consigned to the history books. This is the unprecedented, collective warning being issued by rural organisations, which…

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The future of the RSPCA

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Four years ago, when we faced the prospect of an extended battle with the RSPCA with more than a little trepidation, the current state of the Society would have been unthinkable. This week the Charity Commission announced that it had instructed the charity to carry out an independent…

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Dragon’s Tale – February 2016

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Welcome to Dragon’s Tale brought to you by your Director for Wales, Rachel Evans Spring is in the air, the nights are drawing out and the political party conferences are in full swing. I launched our Manifesto ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections which has had a great response to date. Our Wales award winners…

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