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Welcome for re-establishment of the Hunting Intergroup in the European Parliament

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The Countryside Alliance is pleased to note that hunting, shooting and conservation will continue to be important topics in Europe with the re-establishment of the “Hunting Intergroup” in the European Parliament. The Parliamentary Intergroup on Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside is a group of MEPs from across the political spectrum who have an interest in the…

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Whitfield Clay Shoot raises more than £35,000 for charity

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Money from the Annual Whitfield Clay Shoot, held on the Whitfield Estate near Hexham, has helped rebuild a Victorian suspension bridge in Northumberland. The “Wobbly Bridge” in Allens Bank, Hexham was washed away in floods in 2013 and the National Trust launched a campaign to raise £100,000 to re-build the bridge and surrounding footpaths. The…

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Innovative broadband projects are the answer for hard to reach rural areas

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the announcement of the eight innovative projects which have been chosen by the Government to test alternative ways of boosting superfast broadband coverage in rural areas. The ground-breaking projects chosen to be tested in the £10m Department of Culture Media and Sport initiative were revealed today (19 June).  Countryside Alliance head…

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Calls for a grouse moor licensing system are irresponsible

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Countryside Alliance response to calls for grouse moor licensing Adrian Blackmore, head of the shooting campaign at the Countryside Alliance said: “Calls for a licensing system to govern grouse moor management are irresponsible, and would have significant implications for wildlife, biodiversity, and the economies of many upland communities. Claims that licensing would deliver environmental outcomes…

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Comment on RSPB Birdcrime 2013 report

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Once again the RSPB has used its Birdcrime Report 2013 to make sweeping allegations against the shooting community and grouse shooting in particular. An examination of the report shows that the scale of the accusations cannot be sustained on the evidence contained in the report. There is nothing in the report, as in previous years,…

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