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Countryside Alliance will hold BBC to account

| Campaigns, Our Blog, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance’s Head of Shooting Liam Stokes writes: The BBC Trust could not have been clearer in its 2016 report – Chris Packham’s campaigning activities should be subject to regular and formal assessments to avoid harming the BBC’s reputation for impartiality. Based on recent pronouncements those reviews clearly aren’t happening, and we at the Countryside…

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Fishing for Schools casts its net further to support mental health groups in the South East

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

With the school summer holidays on-going, the Fishing for Schools Kent team has been extending the benefits of fishing to adults and young people from three mental health groups. The benefits of fishing to mind and body are well known. The most obvious boon is that common to all activities that take us out into…

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15 best moments of the Glorious Twelfth

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Saturday 12th August marked the start of the grouse shooting season and it certainly was glorious…   1. Those views   No Sunday blues for anyone who was lucky enough to shoot grouse yesterday! . . #glorioustwelfth #shotgun #shooting #fieldsports #hullcartridge #thegunroomlondon #scotland #braemar #countryside #countrysports #grouse #grousemoor #heatherhills #purpleoffice #gundog #labrador #spaniel #hunting 📸:…

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August’s tips for young anglers, with Bob Goble

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

July started unseasonably warm, with record temperatures in the south east – though cooler and wetter elsewhere. I suspect August will be much the same. Trout fishing has been difficult , with some fisheries deciding to close until the end of the month. Trout are a cold water species and don’t tolerate water that is too…

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BBC takes sides against working countryside

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: On Monday morning cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham was invited onto BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast to talk about his support for the Country Food Trust which had been highlighted in the previous day’s Sunday Times. Sir Ian is donating 10,000 pheasants and £40,000 in aid of the…

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A huge thank you to all of our Prudential Ride London cyclists

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Our Blog

Yesterday saw some brave riders tackle the Prudential Ride London 100-mile cycle challenge through London and Surrey to raise vital funds for the Countryside Alliance Foundation. The riders had to complete the gruelling 100-mile course in under eight hours and we are delighted that all of them were successful with no reports of any major post-race…

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Advertising watchdog deems dairy inhumane

| Food and Farming, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: At the Dorset Countryside Alliance point-to-point last February I was harangued by an irate dairy farmer waving a copy of the Sunday Telegraph which included a full page advert from a vegan group campaigning against the consumption of milk and dairy products. Whilst the Alliance does not have control…

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Countryside Alliance banners make the headlines

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The Countryside Alliance’s large educational banners seen adorning the walls of hound shows this summer are proving popular among hound aficionados and newcomers to hound shows alike. The large wall-hangings give an indication of what the judges are looking for in the foxhound and beagle classes that have taken place at hound shows around the…

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