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2017 Social Media Round-Up

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This year has been a very busy one for the Countryside Alliance. From launching our re-brand with our newly designed logo and our new ‘My Countryside’ magazine with its fresh design and look, to campaigning in the National Trust trail hunting ban, to launching our very own podcast channel and so much more! We can…

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Fishing for Schools 2017 Review – What a year it’s been!

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Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine looks back on 2017 and forward to another year of providing this great initiative to schools across the UK. What an extraordinary year our 10th anniversary has been.  Not only has the growth of our schools activities been prodigious but we have set standards in this area…

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The Game Chef – Festive Fare

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The Game Chef survives a testing morning’s sport to offer up a “blasphemously rich” truffled pheasant and decadent potted goose for Christmas. Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat – submerged in the stuff in fact, then cooked until meltingly tender, and shredded and potted with a few seasonal spices. This potted goose…

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Open season for animal rights?

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: On Tuesday the Government published an Animal Welfare Bill containing measures on increased sentences for the worst instances of animal abuse, and to enshrine animal sentience in law. The Secretary of State, Michael Gove, had already signalled his intention to address these two policy areas. The Alliance supports…

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Angling clubs provide Christmas bonus for Fishing for Schools

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Our Fishing for Schools (F4S) initiative received two very generous donations from fishing clubs last week showing the growing importance within the fishing community of supporting the anglers of the future. F4S provides short angling courses at schools across the country, to aid the education of 12- to 18-year-olds who may not respond to traditional…

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Sheffield school pupils rewarded with a visit from Falconry for Schools

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Fifty children from a Sheffield school were rewarded for their good behaviour and hard work with a visit from Dusty the African spotted eagle owl and Oslo the Harris hawk from the Falconry for Schools programme.  The birds and handler Rhiannon Cowling were invited into school today (13 December) as part of a “golden card”…

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Falconry for Schools brings feathered fun to West Yorkshire school

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A hundred students from Ryburn Valley High School in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire took part in Falconry for Schools fun over four days last month. The pupils, mostly from Years 7 and 8, plus a handful of 6th form vocational skills students, enjoyed visits from falconer Rhiannon Cowling and her birds on 14, 15, 17 and…

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‘Master and Hounds’ by Joseph H. Sulkowski

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are still available to order. This year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Master and Hounds‘ has been kindly designed by Joseph H. Sulkowski, who’s work has been represented in public and private collections worldwide and received…

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Fishing 4 Schools tip of the month December – It’s cold outside!

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Fishing for Schools instructor Bob Goble picks his tip of the month for young anglers and this month he’s focusing on the basics – keeping warm! He says:  My first picture is of a very cold and frosty morning at Springhill Trout Waters a year back, and by George it was brass monkey weather. In…

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Social media round up – 1st December 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:     A very #HappyStAndrewsDay to all out Scottish members, especially those who manage that beautiful landscape renowned the world over and make the best of our wild larder. pic.twitter.com/kN4hGMCnjz — Jill Grieve (@CAjilly)…

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