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High standards essential to protect shooting

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Some of you may have seen a story in the Times yesterday reporting the burial of hundreds of processed pheasant carcases on a farm in Leicestershire. This is undoubtedly bad practice, and probably in breach of regulations of the disposal of animal by-products, but it is not the…

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New Year: looking backwards and forwards for Fishing for Schools

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Fishing for Schools director and founder Charles Jardine writes: “This time of year allows us all to reflect, ponder and peer into the future. “The past six months have probably defined our success more than any other. With a growing schools list, increasing delivery at all levels – be that in areas of adult mental…

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Politics, principle and hunting in Scotland

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday Tim Allan and Shaun Anderson, huntsman and whipper-in of the Buccleuch Hunt were cleared of charges brought under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act . The allegations which led to their prosecution were made by paid animal rights activists and have a lot more to do…

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Looking back at six fabulous Casting for Recovery retreats in 2018

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We have had a busy year at Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) – holding six retreats, at venues old and new. This brings our total to 48 retreats delivered since we launched. We are extremely grateful to the fly-fishing and medical volunteers who take time to ensure that the ladies enjoy their weekend…

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F4S tips for young anglers December 2018 – get the whole family involved!

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Fishing for Schools fly-fishing expert Bob Goble finishes 2018 with an aspiration to get more people fishing in the new year – and to catch more trout Our Fishing 4 Schools team has had an amazing year, with young students learning to fish, many for the first time and enjoying every moment. And next year…

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Heritage and History

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Camilla Swift delves into The Greyhound and the Hare to unearth a beautifully-illustrated book on the history of hare coursing.                             On 1st March 1871, a crowd gathered at Windsor railway station to greet a small greyhound. His name was Master M’Grath,…

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Best of British terriers

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Loyal, intelligent and full of personality… terrier breeds vary enormously, although most are tenacious and have a strong hunting instinct. Kate Gatacre talks to three working terrier owners. Speaking to terrier owners, it quickly becomes clear that these breeds are intelligent, sharp and can be tricky if not brought up properly. Terriers can have a…

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Farlows fundraiser nets more than £4,000 for Fishing for Schools

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More than £4,000 was raised for Fishing for Schools last night (22 November) by a fundraising evening and grand auction at Farlows in Pall Mall London. Top lots included a commission to paint a fish of your choice by our director and acclaimed artist Charles Jardine – which sold for £500, and the chance to…

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Game, by Royal Approval

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week, Prince Charles claimed pheasant crumble to be his favourite dish. A great choice and a game recipe that is as quick and easy to make as it is delicious. With the game season in full swing and with Great British Game Week starting on Monday (19th – 25th…

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Falconry for Schools brings birds of prey into the classroom at Milverton Primary

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Pupils from Milverton Primary in Taunton came face to face with owls, falcons and hawks when Falconry for Schools instructor Sharon Bindon brought her birds into the classroom on Friday (9 November). Year 4 pupils Amber Green and Sebastian Tarry wrote this report of their day: “Today, the whole school started the day with an…

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Sponsored abseil exceeds its target to raise £1,600 for Casting for Recovery

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Two brave ladies, who met on the Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland Welsh retreat in May 2018, have raised more than £1,600 for the charity with a sponsored abseil from the keep of Pembroke Castle and a raffle. Despite a false start when high winds on their original abseil day meant they had to…

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