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Firearms Directive meeting held at European Parliament

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The European Parliament has, this week (23rd March), held its first exchange of views on the proposed amendments of the Firearms Directive. A number of proposals were discussed that would see restrictions on the licensed use of firearms by reducing the ability for under-18s to shoot, standard medical tests and the banning of certain self-loading rifles….

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The CA at the Welsh Party Conferences

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Party conference season is underway in Wales and the Countryside Alliance has already hosted fringe events at the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Welsh Labour conferences on sustainable access to land and water. Assembly Members, candidates and stakeholders discussed whether more public access is needed in Wales or whether the Welsh Government should make better use…

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Scottish Government tail docking consultation opens

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The Scottish Government is asking to hear your views on permitting tail docking for working spaniels and Hunt Point Retrievers, which was subject to a total ban in 2007 without the working dogs exemption that exists elsewhere in the UK. The consultation runs until 3rd May and the Countryside Alliance urges anyone with knowledge of…

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Welsh Rural Oscar winners revealed

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The Countryside Alliance Awards (aka “Rural Oscars”) were presented to the cream of Welsh rural enterprise at The Senedd, on Tuesday 9 February. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. The Welsh champions were presented with red plaques at the prestigious Cardiff…

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Policing and Crime Bill must not be a missed opportunity, says Countryside Alliance

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed Part 6 of the new Policing and Crime Bill, introduced today 10 February, which focuses on a number of vital firearms issues. The new provisions will clarify those areas of the law identified in a recent report by the Law Commission . Positive developments in the bill include definitions of…

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Countryside Alliance calls for anyone with information on Derbyshire bird crime to contact the police

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As a member of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (UK), the Countryside Alliance has joined Derbyshire Constabulary in calling on anyone with information about recently reported cases of raptor persecution in the Peak District National Park to contact the police. Derbyshire Constabulary reported that on 9 September 2015 a dead osprey was found…

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