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Countryside champions honoured at the Rural Oscars

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The 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) were presented to top rural businesses by the Secretary of State for Defra, Owen Paterson MP, at a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on 30 April. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of the rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage of our small…

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Countryside Alliance comments on the Queen’s Speech 2014

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Fuel Duty Freeze The Countryside Alliance welcomes the continued freezing of fuel duty. High prices for fuel at the pump hit rural motorists particularly hard. Rural commuters already pay 25% more to travel to and from their workplace than their urban counterparts; travel an additional 10,000 miles to access essential services and are faced with…

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London Wine Auction Dinner raises £185,000 for Countryside Alliance

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The Countryside Alliance’s London Wine Auction Dinner last night (8 October) at the Victoria and Albert Museum was another record-breaking event, raising around £185,000 for the Alliance. Three hundred guests tucked into a sumptuous meal, sponsored by Roxtons Field Sports, that included seared scallops, fillet of venison and a Fortnum & Mason cheese selection accompanied…

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Mobile roaming is welcome but is not the full solution, says Countryside Alliance

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it is taking further action to tackle mobile phone “not-spots” around the country. However we are concerned that a focus on promoting national roaming will not tackle the root problem – the need to reform regulations surrounding mobile phone infrastructure. Countryside Alliance head of policy Sarah…

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Another bumper year for shooting in Wales

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The shooting industry is celebrating another great year as the 2014/15 shooting season comes 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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Alliance welcomes Elliott Review recommendations for “consumer choice and our hard working farmers

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Elliott Review, commissioned after the horsemeat scandal, which will institute a Food Crime Unit to increase consumer confidence in food. We are interested to see how the recommendations work in practice and are using our own Rural Manifesto, to be launched before…

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