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BBC Radio 4 will not have to broadcast religious services or cover arts, farming and science under new Ofcom guidelines

| Food and Farming, Latest News

The Telegraph has reported: “BBC Radio 4 will no longer be required to broadcast religious services, science shows or arts programming under plans drawn up by the new regulator Ofcom, The Telegraph has learnt. After being petitioned by the BBC to reduce the number of rules designed to ensure it meets public service obligations, Ofcom…

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Autumn edition of My Countryside

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Welcome to the autumn edition of My Countryside. We’ve got some brilliant articles for you to enjoy when you aren’t out in the field, be it on a horse, out fishing or with a gun. Download a copy Perhaps most important in terms of looking ahead at the politics of rural Britain is The Lobby…

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Hypocrisy in the anti-hunting movement

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Hypocrisy is not, of course, something we should be surprised about in the anti-hunting movement, but the current campaign against trail-hunting on National Trust land is a high water mark. You may remember that throughout the ridiculous debate about the hunting ban, those opposed to hunting from Ministerial…

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CA’s Liam Stokes to address the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club AGM

| Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Upcoming Events

The Countryside Alliance’s Head of Shooting, Liam Stokes (pictured), will be addressing the fourth annual Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Ladies’ Shooting Conference which will be taking place at The Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, on 30th September 2017. Liam will be updating delegates on the key issues facing shooting at present and our…

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Countryside Alliance launches podcast channel

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The Countryside Alliance is delighted to launch its new podcast series – ‘Voice of the Countryside’. Presenters Liam Stokes and Rachel Smedley will be delving into topical rural issues, bringing you expert analysis of the Countryside Alliance team in a whole new format. Available to download now, the first podcast takes on the topic of…

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New Fishing 4 Schools branch launched

| Fishing for Schools, Latest News

The Fishing 4 Schools family has welcomed a new branch – the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Fishing 4 Schools group was launched at the recent Chatsworth Game and Angling Fair. The Star newspaper reported: “The initiative offers fun and educational courses in angling to schools around the country. The free courses are tailored to…

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Natural Resources Wales use of firearms review underway with over 20 NRW staff involved in the process

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The much-criticised review of whether the use of firearms is appropriate on Natural Resources Wales (NRW) owned or managed land for third party activity and pest control is now well underway with no fewer than 20 NRW paid employees involved in the process, excluding the team responsible for collating responses and elected NRW board members….

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