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Countryside Alliance Foundation announced as an official partner for World Fishing Day 2018

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) are delighted to announce that they are an official partner for the first ever World Fishing Day 2018. In addition to this, Charles Jardine, Fishing for Schools founder has been asked to become an ambassador for the initiative. World Fishing Day will be taking place on Saturday 23rd June 2018,…

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Farewell to Mike Tucker

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BBC equestrian commentator and former eventer Mike Tucker died suddenly at the age of 73 on 28th March 2018. Mike was a member of the FEI eventing committee, a steward for Cheltenham and field master for the Duke of Beaufort’s hounds. Mike was a big member of the Cotswold farming community for many years and will be very…

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Home Office firearms proposal ignores safety concerns

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

In an announcement this week, the Home Office has informed the Countryside Alliance, and other shooting organisations, that the Government has reneged on the agreement that was agreed in 2016 to deliver improved ongoing scrutiny of the health, including mental health, of gun owners. The Home Office has given in to a campaign of non-compliance…

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Meet the 2017 Rural Oscars regional winners

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Awards, Latest News, Press Release

The regional winners in the 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the country going head to head for a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now…

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Government must listen to shooters before acting on firearm licensing

| Latest News, Our Blog, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: I wrote last year about our concerns over the implementation of new medical checks and markers for those of us who own guns. In the intervening period the situation has only got worse. We have reported on cases where GPs attempted to blackmail firearms licence applicants by threatening…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week five – I’m nervous yet excited at the same time!

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education

Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here There are…

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Two hunt prosecutions fail

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week has seen Hunting Act prosecutions involving two hunts fail. The huntsman of the Portman hunt was found not guilty at Poole Magistrates, and three members of the Grove and Rufford hunt successfully appealed convictions in Nottingham Crown Court. The detail of the cases is important, and…

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March Membership Offer!

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Do you care about the rural way of life and want to see hunting, shooting and fishing continue and thrive? If you want to make a difference by making sure the voice of the countryside is heard then we would love you to SIGN UP to the Countryside Alliance today! We currently have a very special offer for…

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