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Aintree Countryside Raceday raises over £20,000 for The Countryside Alliance Foundation

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance charity race held at Aintree’s Countryside Day on Sunday 28th October saw an emphatic victory for Lucy Felton, joint-master of the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale. Riding the eight-year-old Moabit trained by Paul Nicholls, Lucy came home 21 lengths clear of Rebecca Lloyd from the Holcombe country on Top Billing, with Polly Steel…

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Countryside Alliance letter in The Yorkshire Post

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The following letter from the Countryside Alliance was published in The Yorkshire Post on Monday 29th October 2018 in response to this article – GP Taylor: Grouse shooting must be banned – these incredible creatures cannot be lost so as to please a handful of tweed-clad toffs. Challenging grouse moor accusations From: Adrian Blackmore Director…

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Gamebird Producers Slash Antibiotic Use

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Figures released today (24 October 2018) show that in the two years since the gamebird sector rolled out its voluntary campaign to reduce antibiotics, overall use has fallen by 51%, with antibiotics incorporated in gamebird feed slashed by 70%. The figures, announced by The Game Farmers’ Association (GFA), have been calculated in collaboration with Veterinary…

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Good weather and fishing ensure a great final retreat for 2018 at the Mount Falcon Estate, Co Mayo

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

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly-fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its final retreat of 2018 at the Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland last weekend (19-21 October). Retreat coordinator Sue Shaw said: “Thirteen ladies attended the retreat, three from England and 10 from across…

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Newcomers’ week emphasises a large and growing appetite for all forms of legal hunting

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliances’ annual Hunting Newcomers Week (15th – 21th October) has seen another large number of people experience hunting for the first time. The aim of Hunting Newcomers’ Week is to introduce as many new faces to the hunting field as possible and encourage them to have an enjoyable day seeing different country while…

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Members of the National Trust vote against members resolution to ban the use of barbed wire on their properties

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The National Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at the STEAM Museum in Swindon. Voting took place to decide the future of barbed wire on National Trust (NT) properties with members voting to allow the continuation of this form of fencing across more than 618,000 acres owned by the…

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Countryside Alliance urges Treasury to secure broadband funding

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The Countryside Alliance has called on the Treasury to guarantee funding to deliver the Universal Service Obligation for broadband and ring-fence funds for the Government’s commitment to provide full-fibre broadband coverage across all of the UK by 2033. Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and representatives from other organisations met the Chief Secretary to the…

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