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Government must listen to shooters before acting on firearm licensing

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: I wrote last year about our concerns over the implementation of new medical checks and markers for those of us who own guns. In the intervening period the situation has only got worse. We have reported on cases where GPs attempted to blackmail firearms licence applicants by threatening…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week five – I’m nervous yet excited at the same time!

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here There are…

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Two hunt prosecutions fail

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week has seen Hunting Act prosecutions involving two hunts fail. The huntsman of the Portman hunt was found not guilty at Poole Magistrates, and three members of the Grove and Rufford hunt successfully appealed convictions in Nottingham Crown Court. The detail of the cases is important, and…

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Events and Shows this summer

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The Countryside Alliance team will be attending a number of events and shows throughout the summer and we’d love to see you there. Take a look at the listing below and be sure to book the show dates in your diary. Events and Shows 2-6 May – Badminton Horse Trials 4 June – Raby Castle…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week three – The Beast from the East beasts me!

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here The arrival…

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Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers: March – spring is round the corner!

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It’s March and time for our fly fishing expert Bob Goble to tell what we need to bear in mind this month. Although it seems to have been a very long, cold and wet winter for us as humans, the rivers and lakes have welcomed the long drink, have been refreshed and are filling up…

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Date change for Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge

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Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine has changed the date of his fundraising Wessex Water Challenge to 7 and 8 April because of weather concerns. Charles will fish for trout at three Wessex Water fisheries, running the 60 miles between venues, all in 24 hours, in aid of Fishing for Schools and Casting…

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New faces in vital rural leadership

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week saw the arrival of two new faces in vital rural leadership roles. There can have been few moments in modern history when farming, and the rural communities that are shaped by it, has faced a challenge as great as Brexit. The new NFU President, Minette Batters,…

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