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More safeguards needed in Land Registry privatisation

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The Countryside Alliance has warned the Government that the proposed privatisation of the Land Registry needs to have better safeguards to protect land-based rural businesses. The Government is currently consulting on plans that would move the operations of the Land Registry into the private sector. Under the Government’s preferred option, the Registers which record land…

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£40,000 raised for charity by Whitfield Clay Shoot

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Around 400 shots enjoyed the spring sunshine as they competed in the Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot in Northumberland on 14-15 May. Whitfield is renowned for some of the finest game shooting in the UK, and this clay shoot matches the challenges the estate is known for via a range of simulated stands. The Whitfield Annual…

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RSPCA on road to “complete calamity”

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner: On Saturday it seemed, for a moment, that the RSPCA had taken the first step towards redemption and repairing its battered reputation. New Chief Executive, Jeremy Cooper, gave a frank and honest interview to the Daily Telegraph in which he apologised for the Society’s failings in recent times whilst…

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Welcoming Roseanna Cunningham to rural brief

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the announcement that Roseanna Cunningham MSP has been appointed Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. Countryside Alliance Director for Scotland Jamie Stewart said: The Scottish Government’s decisions on the implementation of Land Reform will be pivotal to continuance of business within the land and game management sector and to the…

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The Queen’s speech

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The Queen opened the next session of Parliament this week outlining the Government’s programme of work for the coming parliamentary year. The Countryside Alliance has welcomed many of the measures contained in the Queen’s Speech, including plans to improve housing, broadband and transport, believing they will boost rural economies and address some of the challenges…

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SCA statement on Fergus Ewing’s welcome appointment

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the announcement that Fergus Ewing MSP has been appointed Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity. Countryside Alliance Director for Scotland Jamie Stewart said: “The Scottish Government have come under significant criticism for the failure to deliver EU payments to farmers and the consequential link with an economic downturn in the…

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Ladies with breast cancer enjoy free fly fishing retreat in Co Mayo

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing programme for ladies with breast cancer, held a weekend retreat at the Mount Falcon Estate at Ballina, Co Mayo at the weekend. Nine ladies joined the residential retreat to learn the basics of fly casting as well as attending counselling and medical support groups. Casting…

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Statement on the RSPCA

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner has commented on a u-turn from the RSPCA in which they have distanced themselves from new CEO Jeremy Cooper’s comments from the weekend. Tim said:“After a few moments of sanity, the RSPCA seems to have returned to the usual lies, smears and bigotry. Dysfunctional governance, and especially a radical…

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Breast cancer programme invites applications for fly fishing retreat

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique residential fly fishing and medical support programme for ladies who have, or have had, breast cancer, invites applications to its final retreat of 2016. We will be at Forbes of Kingennie near Dundee from 23-25 September and ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer can apply below. For…

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