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BBC claims rural issues are not ‘public policy issues’

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ presenter Dr Adam Rutherford launched a feisty attack on Labour MP Graham Stringer’s reappointment to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee on social media he did not seem to have BBC Editorial Standards in mind. Mr Stringer complained to the…

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Casting for Recovery’s fly fishing therapy schedule 2018

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing charitable programme which offers fly fishing retreats as therapy to ladies with breast cancer, has announced six residential retreats for 2018, with registrations opening on a rolling basis from January. The project, which is ten years old and in 2017 celebrated its 40th retreat, is…

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Liberal Democrats urged to champion rural communities during Brexit

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, told delegates at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Bournemouth that their party needed to argue the case for a Brexit that works for the countryside. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on Monday, he urged the Liberal Democrats not to overlook rural communities and said that the…

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A successful Midland Game Fair for the CA

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The Countryside Alliance enjoyed an extremely successful Midland Game Fair at Weston Park, Shropshire at the weekend (16-17 September), meeting and talking to many returning members and supporters, whilst welcoming numerous new members to the organisation. The two-day show, which entices tens of thousands of attendees, was once again a fantastic showcase for all country…

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Breast cancer nurse to run the Royal Parks Half for our Casting for Recovery programme

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One of Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland’s team members, Lottie Weston (pictured), an oncology specialist nurse who has worked in the breast cancer sphere for many years, is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise funds for the charitable project. The half marathon will take place on 8th October and Lottie is already in…

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Adam Henson calls for GCSE in agriculture

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On Wednesday 13th September Farming UK reported: “Adam Henson calls for introduction of GCSE in agriculture: Adam Henson, one of Britain’s best-known farmers, has called for the introduction of a GCSE in agriculture. The presenter of BBC’s Countryfile told The Times: “You can get a GCSE in religious studies and business, so why not in agriculture?”…

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In memoriam: Sarah Holman, backbone of our Cheltenham Countryside Race Day

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Sarah Holman, the backbone of the Countryside Alliance’s Cheltenham Countryside Race Day for 30 years, sadly died in June. A memorial service will be held in Warwickshire on 15th September. The Telegraph published a fitting obituary to her achievements, and it begins: Sarah Holman, who has died aged 65, stood out among a dwindling number…

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Countryside Alliance discusses Brexit and shooting with Environment Secretary, Michael Gove

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and Head of Policy, Sarah Lee met the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, on Monday this week (11th September) to discuss rural issues and the impact of Brexit on the countryside and rural communities. It was a great opportunity for the Countryside Alliance to raise…

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