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The Times: “Toxic RSPCA in crisis…”

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The Times’ Dominic Kennedy this week reported: “‘Toxic’ RSPCA in crisis as hunt for leader resumes”. The piece observed: “The Charity Commission is being urged to intervene in a growing leadership crisis in the RSPCA after its 21-month hunt for a new chief executive ended in failure. “Simon Hart, a Conservative MP, wrote last night to…

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The serious side of supporting our sporting pubs

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This week Country Life magazine reported on the winners of our joint competition, “Britain’s Best Sporting Pub”. A well deserved slap on the back and some positive publicity for the pubs in question, with winners displaying a commitment to their local communities alongside their common sporting bond. I hope you will buy your copy of Country…

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Be Deer Aware

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The DeerAware campaign aims to reduce collisions with deer and reports: 1.5 million deer live wild in Britain There are six main species of deer There are up to 74,000 deer related traffic accidents in the UK each year There are several hundred human injuries and several human fatalities each year as a result “Road…

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Britain’s Best Sporting Pubs revealed

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The Countryside Alliance and Country Life magazine’s search for Britain’s Best Sporting Pub has ended and the results are out. Buy this week’s Country Life magazine – out now – for further details about each pub, but our winners are as follows: Overall winner and Midlands winner – The Talbot at Knightwick, Worcestershire – Best…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes microchipping regulations for dogs in Wales

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The National Assembly for Wales has voted in favour of the new Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015 which will come into force on 6 April 2016. All dogs over the age of eight weeks will require a microchip and the details of the keeper will be registered on an approved database. Rachel Evans, Countryside Alliance…

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Crime Stoppers ‘Stop Poaching’ Campaign

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The Crime Stoppers ‘Stop Poaching’ campaign went live on Monday 19th October. Whilst this campaign originated in the South West, it has also been launched under the Crime Stoppers banner with the intention of raising awareness and ‘flagging’ a means of reporting deer poaching and illegal meat activity for anyone who knows something but doesn’t understand where…

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European Commission moves to classify certain lead products

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The European Commission’s departments for the environment and industry (DG Environment and DG Grow) have announced that lead in metallic form will soon be classified under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulations, which are aimed at ensuring a high level of protection for human health and the environment from chemicals….

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