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New RSPCA CEO announced

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Third Sector reports: “The RSPCA has appointed Jeremy Cooper as its new chief executive, ending a period of more than two years without a permanent leader. Cooper, who will take up the role in April, has been promoted from director of corporate development at the charity, a position he took up in January. Cooper spent three years before that…

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SCA condemns raptor persecution but longer term trends will tell the true story of bird crime

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Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAWS) Scotland has announced a slight increase in the number of crimes involving birds of prey in 2015. Twenty bird of prey crimes were recorded in 2015 including six poisoning incidents. The birds involved in these incidents include buzzards, red kites, peregrine falcons, goshawks, osprey and a hen harrier….

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Job opportunity: Digital Marketing & Communications Officer

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Job Description Digital Marketing & Communications Officer Position:                       Digital Marketing Officer Reporting to:                 Head of Marketing Based at:                      Countryside Alliance, 1 Spring Mews, Tinworth Street, London, SE11 5AN Hours:                          Full Time Background Countryside Alliance a national political campaigning not for profit membership organisation known for its work on rural issues notably wildlife management but it…

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Update from the British Shooting Sports Council AGM

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Countryside Alliance Head of Shooting Campaigns, Liam Stokes, writes: Yesterday was the Annual General Meeting of the British Shooting Sports Council (BSSC), and the Countryside Alliance was well represented. The main talking points of relevance to our members were the Medical Evidence Working Group (MEWG), the progress of the EU Firearms Directive and the Policing and…

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Scotland’s Land Reform Bill will damage rural communities, says Countryside Alliance

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The Land Reform Bill passed its Stage 3 debate in Holyrood yesterday (16 March). It includes a number of changes that the Scottish Countryside Alliance believes will be bad for rural businesses and communities. SCA director Scotland Jamie Stewart commented: “We are very disappointed in the passing of the bill and more so in that…

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Budget will benefit small rural businesses

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Today’s budget included a number of announcements that will affect people living in rural areas. Here’s our breakdown: Business rates New threshold for small business rate relief will raise from £6,000 to a maximum threshold of £15,000. This means premises with a rateable value of £15,000 and below will not pay business rates. Small Business Minister Anna Soubry…

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Dinner hooks big donations for our fishing charities

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Events and Competitions, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Press Release

Fishing charities, including our Fishing 4 Schools and Casting for Recovery campaigns, are more than £76,000 better off thanks to the generosity of guests at a charity dinner held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea on Thursday (10 March). The Fishing for Our Future event, to jointly benefit The Angling Trust, Fishing 4 Schools and Casting for…

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance at the party conferences

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The May elections in Scotland are fast approaching and the Scottish Countryside Alliance travelled to Edinburgh and Glasgow for the party conferences to discuss wildlife management and conservation. The SCA was the only organisation to host events about rural affairs at this year’s conferences and our meetings asked delegates from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and…

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National Parks survey – have your say

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Many of our members and supporters live, work and farm in National Parks, and are rightly proud to be their custodians. The National Parks were designated precisely because they are special landscapes created by generations of farmers. The Campaign for National Parks (CNP) played a leading role in…

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