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Follow the code

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting, Uncategorised

The Code of Good Shooting Practice has been updated this year, and we should all be familiar with it and abide by it, says the Countryside Alliance’s director of shooting, Adrian Blackmore.  We should be proud of our shooting sports as the United Kingdom has something that is extremely special, and the envy of game…

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Whitehill Shoot to host Young Guns Day in support of Countryside Alliance

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting

Having worked together to combat illegal animal rights activity, Whitehill Shoot and the Countryside Alliance are coming together to host a Young Guns Day. Young people just getting started in game shooting will be coached by experienced mentors including international competitive shooters. Turner Game, a local game dealer, will be on hand cooking game in…

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The Voice of the Countryside podcast – episode 2

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The second episode of the Voice of the Countryside is now available to listen to online. In this episode presenters Liam Stokes and Rachel Smedley are joined by members of the team to discuss Chris Packham and BBC bias, the latest updates from the party conference season and what to expect from our upcoming Brexit…

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Labour promises to “battle” for the countryside during Brexit

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

Shadow Brexit Minister, Jenny Chapman MP, said that “the mother of all battles” was going to take place in Parliament as Brexit legislation is debated over the next few months, and promised that Labour would win some of those battles given the Government’s small majority in Westminster. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event at…

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BBC claims rural issues are not ‘public policy issues’

| Latest News, Our Blog

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

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

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

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

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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