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Much Wenlock girl to run half-marathon in memory of brother

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SHROPSHIRE girl Jess Jones, whose family farms in Brockton, Much Wenlock is tackling her first half-marathon on Sunday, in memory of her 18-year-old brother Hugh, who died in a farming accident in December 2011. Jess, 26, who currently lives in Rhossili on the Gower Penninsula in Wales with her fiance, will run the Cardiff half-marathon…

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Mobile phone roaming – Alliance statement

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The Government has announced plans to force mobile phone companies to cooperate to cut reception black holes. Under the new plans users would be able to swap onto networks with better reception in areas where their phone provider has a poor service. Countryside Alliance head of policy, Sarah Lee, said: “We are pleased that the…

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‘Digital apartheid’ still evident in rural broadband services

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the latest report from Ofcom on UK fixed-line broadband performance, which was released today this week.  The report contains good news for urban and suburban users, showing average broadband speeds increased by 3.1Mbit/s in the six months to November 2013. However the UK picture is uneven, Ofcom reports, with households in…

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Another bumper year for shooting in the East Midlands

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The shooting industry is celebrating another great year as the 2014/15 shooting season come to an end this weekend. The last day of the season is the beaters’ day on many shoots, when those people who have worked throughout the season take their turn with a gun. Research undertaken in 2014 shows that shooting is…

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Moorland management vital to this environmental asset, says Countryside Alliance

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Heather burning is an important tool of moorland management the Countryside Alliance has said, following a report that suggested the practice might contribute to global warming. The research from Leeds University, entitled the EMBER report (http://www.wateratleeds.org/ember/), suggested that heather burning on moorland, has negative impacts on peat hydrology, peat chemistry and physical properties, river water…

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