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Commons Select Committee to recommend that RSPCA leave prosecuting to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

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Commons Select Committee to recommend that RSPCA leave the prosecuting of animal welfare cases to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). This comes ahead of the publication of a report by the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (scheduled for Wednesday 16th November). The report will recommend that the RSPCA leave the prosecuting of animal welfare…

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Countryside Alliance lodges official complaint about BBC Inside Out London episode

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Countryside Alliance lodges official complaint about BBC Inside Out London episode The Countryside Alliance has lodged a formal complaint about the BBC following an episode of BBC Inside Out London that it featured in on 31st October: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0816ygn The Head of Shooting at the Countryside Alliance, Liam Stokes, was interviewed during an episode of BBC Inside…

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Young countryside writer Georgie’s Newcomers’ Meet report

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Countryside Alliance young hunting correspondent Georgie Archer has sent us the following report from a Newcomers’Meet of the Golden Valley during the recent CA-backed National Hunting Newcomers’ Week. Widely promoted by the Countryside Alliance, the hunting ‘Newcomers’ Week’ was soon upon us. Having received goody bags supplied by the CA, the Golden Valley Hunt Newcomers’…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes new Parliamentary report that confirms no link between moorland management and flooding

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the report from the cross-party EFRA Committee into Future flood prevention: The report recognises that “winter 2015-2016 broke rainfall records” and “more frequent, more intense storms resulting from climate change will in future put more people at risk and increase flood impacts.” For many communities the damage caused by the flooding…

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BBC ‘evasive and disingenuous’ about failure to follow their own Editorial Standards in Inside Out London Documentary on game farming

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The BBC’s sensationalist “investigation” into game farming to be aired tonight (31st October) by Inside Out London has raised significant questions about editorial standards, and again caused concern about the BBC’s approach to rural issues. Having been asked at a very late stage to contribute to the programme, and as part of our commitment to…

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The Countryside Alliance in the Daily Mail on phone coverage

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On Saturday 30th October the Daily Mail reported “Britain’s mobile phone scam: MPs’ report reveals 17million of us have bad signal at home, 525 blackspots and foreign visitors get better reception.” The report by the British Infrastructure Group of MPs, chaired by Grant Shapps MP, was a sorry tale, and the article quoted the Countryside…

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