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Government must work with countryside experts to create practical wildlife law

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance has responded to The Law Commission’s review of wildlife law published today (10 November 2015) which includes recommendations to consolidate the legislation in England and Wales. In 2010 the Law Commission was asked by Defra to consider Wildlife Law and consulted with all relevant stakeholders before reporting back to the government with these…

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

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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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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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