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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week two – A press launch, a UK record and a death wish!

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 10/11 March – 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 On Wednesday…

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Labour ignores rural priorities

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The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about Labour’s Animal Welfare Plan published on 14 February. The Plan contains 50 policies for wild, farmed, and domestic animals, including for the first time policies to restrict game shooting and a commitment to ‘strengthen’ the Hunting Act. The Countryside Alliance will be responding to these proposals as part…

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Shooting community reacts strongly to failing firearms licensing service

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Thousands of Countryside Alliance members and supporters have played their part in contacting over 500 MPs regarding the chaotic and failing firearms licensing medical procedure. The Countryside Alliance is calling for a fair and consistent firearms licensing service and we are grateful for all those who participated in our eLobby, allowing our concerns to be…

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Countryside Alliance welcome the results of the review on the use of firearms on Natural Resources Wales land

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The Countryside Alliance Wales has warmly welcomed the results of Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) review on the use of firearms on land managed by NRW. The recently launched public consultation diligently sets out the evidence gathered in the 2017 review with some robust and fair proposals which now need the support of the agricultural and…

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Countryside Alliance agree that the draft Animal Welfare Bill needs a rethink

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Today (Thursday 1 February) the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee published its report, ‘Pre Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.’ The Committee has commented on the draft Bill before its introduction to Parliament alongside a public consultation which closed on 31 January. The Committee recommends that…

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Swanley school pupils achieve AIM award with Fishing for Schools

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Three pupils from Broomhill Bank School North, in Swanley, Kent are the first in the country to work with the Fishing for Schools (F4S) programme to gain the Ofqual regulated level one Aim Award in angling skills. The youngsters – Neo Goncalves Whiffen, 15, and thirteen-year-olds Harrison Mulholland and Jon Jon “JJ” Perry – are autistic,…

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Countryside Alliance applauds National Trust decision to support practical conservation in High Peak

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the news that the National Trust has shown their commitment to grouse shooting as a conservation tool by selecting three new shooting tenants to work as partners in order to help deliver the High Peak Moors Vision over the next five years. In the face of a web-fuelled resurgence in animal…

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Bristol University denies affiliation with biased anti-hunt propaganda

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Bristol University has rejected the claim that a new ‘report’ by discredited anti-hunt academic Professor Stephen Harris is attributed to the University. A recent Sunday Times article by Science Editor Jonathan Leake, printed on 7 January 2018, titled ‘Hounds linked to spread of farm diseases’ relayed findings from a Bristol University report, funded by the…

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Make a date for the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings

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Dorset sporting highlight, the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings near Wimborne, takes place on Sunday 25 February and promises to be a great day out for all the family. The entertainment features six point-to-point races – including the Wessex National – plus terrier racing and retail therapy in the shopping village, as well…

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Countryside Alliance launches campaign for fair and consistent licensing with appearance on Countryfile

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The Countryside Alliance featured in a BBC Countryfile investigation into the failing medical procedures associated with firearms licensing. The Countryside Alliance has been at the forefront of lobbying the Government to resolve the increasingly chaotic situation, and used the broadcast to launch a Campaign for Fair and Consistent Licensing. Everyone who wants to see an…

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