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The Countryside Alliance at the party conferences

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The Countryside Alliance will once again be attending all three of the main national party conferences this autumn. Liberal Democrats: Bournemouth, 19 – 23 September Labour Party: Brighton, 27 – 30 September Conservative Party: Manchester, 4 – 7 October This year’s conferences are the first since the General Election and are particularly important given the…

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The lead shot debate gets even more toxic

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Tim Bonner writes: When it began in 2010 the purpose of the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) was to report to Defra and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on the risks lead ammunition posed to human and wildlife health and the environment, and to suggest options for managing and communicating those risks. Five years worth of…

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Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act

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As part of its newly-published Programme for Scotland, the Scottish Government has undertaken to review the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act to “ensure that it is providing the necessary level of protection for foxes and other wild mammals, while at the same time allowing effective and humane control where necessary”. Scottish Countryside Alliance director…

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“Rural Policing Matters” campaign launched

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On 1st September Farming News online reported: Julia Mulligan, Chair of the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has today launched the Network’s ‘rural policing matters’ campaign. The piece continued “Research from the NRCN, which will be released next month, shows trust in policing is much lower than…

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Welcoming the Government’s big plans for the countryside

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Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Today’s Daily Telegraph carries a piece by Chancellor George Osborne and Environment Secretary Liz Truss in which they reveal a “Rural Productivity Plan” which is intended to bring about a wholesale boost for our countryside across planning, infrastructure, education, transport and local government. Read the piece, “With our plan,…

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Barney White-Spunner in the Telegraph on glorious grouse

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Barney White-Spunner’s comment piece in the Daily Telegraph: “The glorious benefits of the noble grouse”. On 12th August the Daily Telegraph published a comment piece by Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner in which he wrote: “The glorious benefits of the noble grouse. Shoots are criticised but the Glorious Twelfth can show how managed moors…

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Kimbridge retreat is a joy despite the downpour!

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  Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, a project run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation which offers fly fishing retreats (with counselling and medical support) to ladies with breast cancer, enjoyed a return to Kimbridge-on-the-Test in Hampshire over the weekend of 24-26 July. Twelve ladies joined the team from all over the country and all…

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