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Wales set for clamp down on puppy farming

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Alliance secures separate standards for hounds kept in packs in Wales and a fairer deal for working dogs. New Breeding of Dogs regulations (Wales) set 14 standards that breeders are expected to comply with which will overhaul the way they are expected to work. The new Breeding of Dogs regulations (Wales) received the approval of…

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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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Countryside Alliance explains new dog control regulations

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New dog control powers should not pose a problem for responsible dog owners, including those who use dogs for work or sport – says the Countryside Alliance. Additional powers were granted to the police last month under the Anti-social, Crime and Policing Act 2014, designed to give them greater flexibility when dealing with irresponsible dog…

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Another bumper year for shooting in the South West

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The shooting industry is celebrating another great year as the 2014/15 shooting season comes to an end this weekend1. 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 20142 shows that shooting is…

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Daily postal service to all rural Britain must not be lost

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The stark warning by Royal Mail that increased competition in the mail delivery market could threaten the Universal Service Obligation (USO), means that mail services to rural areas could be under threat says the Countryside Alliance. The current regulatory environment allows competitors to ‘cherry pick’ the most densely populated and therefore most profitable areas to…

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“Shoo don’t shoot” proposals given the bullet

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed Natural England’s decisions, announced today, that the “shoo, don’t shoot” proposals to restrict pigeon shooting, consulted on earlier this year, will not proceed. The open consultation on proposed changes to the General Licences ended in May this year. The suggestion in the consultation was that anyone using the licence should…

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