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The future of the countryside is green

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Today the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, spoke about the future of the countryside when we leave the European Union and his hopes for a “green Brexit”. In his speech Mr Gove outlined his vision for the countryside and future ongoing support for farming. He recognised that “seventy per cent of our land is farmed”…

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Yorkshire students get hooked on angling with two-day Fishing for Schools course

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

Pupils from Dearne Advanced Learning Centre, at Goldthorpe near Rotherham, enjoyed two days of fishing-themed fun, thanks to the national Fishing for Schools scheme. The Fishing for Schools Derbyshire and Yorkshire team and local chef Ben Atkinson challenged the pupils to a MasterChef style cook off on the first day (6 July) with Year Seven…

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Devon school kids go wild for raptors with a visit from Falconry for Schools

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Youngsters from Clawton Primary School in Holsworthy, Devon, took a walk on the wild side, with a visit from Falconry for Schools. Falconry for Schools instructor Sharon Bindon brought six of her birds into the classroom for a two-day project, teaching the year five and six pupils all about our native raptors and how falconers…

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Fishing 4 Schools East celebrates two generous donations

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

Fishing 4 Schools  Eastern region has recently received two  major contributions to its projects. The Thetford-based Shadwell Estate Company donated £1,300 to help provide a 10-session course to youngsters at Thetford Academy over the past two months. The course focussed on children who had been excluded from mainstream education because of behavioural issues and F4s volunteer Andrew Matthews said the…

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The Government’s £400million broadband invest fails to benefit the countryside

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  The Government’s ambition to deliver full fibre broadband is to be lauded and the announcement today (3 July 2017) of the £400million Digital Investment Fund to unlock over £1billion is welcome news for those who are going to benefit. This fund will support the rollout of cutting edge connections and drive economies forward but…

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Countryside Alliance respond to RSPB’S hen harrier breeding survey

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Following the publication of the results of the RSPB’s: UK hen harrier population suffers decline, according to latest figures , Head of Shooting at the Alliance, Liam Stokes, has made the following statement: “The results from the 2016 hen harrier breeding survey make for grim reading. A significant reduction in territorial pairs have been shown…

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Wiltshire school pupils get hooked on angling thanks to Fishing 4 Schools course

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Pupils from Pewsey Vale School in Wiltshire have been learning to fly fish at Marlborough College’s fantastic angling facilities on the River Kennet this term, thanks to a collaboration between the two schools and our national Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) project. Six key stage three pupils – Callum Dawson, Zak Awoodun, George Prout, Kahlan and Raye…

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Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland campaign leads to salmon farming inquiry

| Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Latest News, Press Release

Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland have reported news that will be of interest to supporters: A formal Petition, lodged in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, seeking protection for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms, has resulted in MSPs launching an Inquiry into the salmon farming industry…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes Scottish Parliament vote on tail docking

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The Scottish Parliament has successfully voted to permit tail docking for spaniel and hunt point retriever gundog puppies that are likely to be used in connection with shooting. The Scottish Countryside Alliance, working closely with the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, BASC Scotland and the Scottish Association for Country Sports, lobbied parliamentarians to uphold the findings of…

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CA at River Itchen day with politicians and Angling Trust to highlight chalkstream plight

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance’s Sue Shaw and Charles Jardine attended a chalk stream discovery day on Friday June 16th at the invitation of the Angling Trust and WWF. The day saw MPs including Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Defra, Dr Therese Coffey MP, former Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP and Parliamentary Angling Group…

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