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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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‘Rockin’ Robin’ By Clare Brownlow

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Rockin’ Robin’ has been kindly designed by Clare Brownlow, who’s work has previously won the competition for the design of the front cover…

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Social media round up – 10th November 2017

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:   We are delighted to announce that @WilliamSitwell and @michaelgove are joining this years’ judging panel for the @CAAwards #RuralOscars https://t.co/6rrnMXnsAY — Countryside Alliance (@CApressoffice) November 9, 2017 Congratulations to our photography competition winner,…

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Hunting continues to evolve and prosper

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: One of the most extraordinary characteristics of the hunting world is its resilience. Every hunt, from the smallest pack of beagles to the grandest of foxhounds, is a self-contained community and there is a strength that comes from unity. Opponents of hunting have never even started to understand…

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Ending RSPCA privatised prosecutions

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Last week the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announced that the Government intends to bring forward legislation to increase the maximum sentence for serious acts of animal abuse from 6 months to 5 years. The number of cases that might attract such a sentence are small, but there are…

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In memory of huntsman Patrick Field Till

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Patrick Till, who died in his 80th year on 21st July 2017 founded the Hunsley Beacon Beagles in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the county in which he lived, worked and hunted for many years. The son of a Beverley solicitor, who was also a keen beagler, Patrick went to Haileybury public school where he spent…

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BBC claims rural issues are not ‘public policy issues’

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ presenter Dr Adam Rutherford launched a feisty attack on Labour MP Graham Stringer’s reappointment to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee on social media he did not seem to have BBC Editorial Standards in mind. Mr Stringer complained to the…

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Hypocrisy in the anti-hunting movement

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Hypocrisy is not, of course, something we should be surprised about in the anti-hunting movement, but the current campaign against trail-hunting on National Trust land is a high water mark. You may remember that throughout the ridiculous debate about the hunting ban, those opposed to hunting from Ministerial…

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