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Countrycoats2Syria

| Campaigns, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance is happy to back CountryCoats2Syria, a new initiative set up to enable the rural community to respond to the Syrian crisis, helping to save lives in Syria and the surrounding area. Working in association with the charity Syria Relief (www.syriarelief.org.uk), CountryCoats2Syria’s vision is to engage agricultural and country sports communities to gather…

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Try a taste of game during Great British Game Week 2015

| Campaigns, Food and Farming, Game to Eat, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

Game dishes will be served across the country as part of Great British Game Week, 22nd-29th November 2015, which celebrates all that is great about British game meat. The week is aimed at introducing people to the taste of game and providing opportunities for businesses to come together to promote the benefits of buying and…

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Hunting the wrong debate

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance is never shy of debating controversial issues and is especially keen to expose the hypocrisy and bigotry of arguments against hunting. There is a point, however, in some debates when prejudice is so fixed and arguments so illogical that there is no point engaging. Strangely Winchester University has managed to create just…

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The Prime Minister’s piece from our Spring 2015 magazine

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, wrote for our Spring magazine ahead of the General Election on 7th May, but his piece is no less interesting post-Election. Mr Cameron wrote: I am proud of our country’s rural identity – and my own rural heritage. Having been brought up in the beautiful village of Peasemore in Berkshire,…

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Victory for gamekeeper in High Court fight to manage birds of prey

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the judgement of the High Court to overturn Natural England’s decision not to grant a licence to control buzzards to a Northumberland gamekeeper, and congratulates the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation for bringing this important issue to the court’s notice. The Judicial Review at the High Court today (13 November) quashed a decision not…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to deliver broadband to all

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Prime Minister’s recognition that broadband is as essential to UK homes and businesses as gas, electricity and water. Which is why the announcement that the Government will introduce a 10 Mb/s Universal Service Obligation for broadband is good news for those who live and work in the countryside where digital…

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