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Fundraising jockeys racing for TCAF at Aintree Countryside Day

| Events and Competitions, Foundation, Fundraising, Press Release, Uncategorised

Eight riders will line-up to race at Aintree in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) on 29 October. The charity race – where riders compete on borrowed horses – is part of the third annual Aintree Countryside Day, which is a great day out for all the family. It is also the course’s Old Roan Chase…

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A fabulous Chatsworth Country Fair for Fishing for Schools

| Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Fishing for Schools enjoyed three fabulous days at Chatsworth Country Fair (1-3 September), with the new and improved Fishing for Schools Fisherman’s Village an unprecedented success. For the first time the angling area at the annual country fair was sponsored and run by Fishing for Schools and our new fly fishing charity Castaway, with additional…

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Natural Resources Wales use of firearms review underway with over 20 NRW staff involved in the process

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The much-criticised review of whether the use of firearms is appropriate on Natural Resources Wales (NRW) owned or managed land for third party activity and pest control is now well underway with no fewer than 20 NRW paid employees involved in the process, excluding the team responsible for collating responses and elected NRW board members….

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Countryside Alliance condemn the changes to the National Trust’s trail-hunting policy

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

Proposed changes to the National Trust’s trail-hunting policy appear to have been made as a “direct response to demands from the animal rights movement,” said Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance earlier today (Monday, 21 August). The changes include the advance publication of meet information on the Trust’s website and the banning of animal-based…

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Fishing for Schools casts its net further to support mental health groups in the South East

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

With the school summer holidays on-going, the Fishing for Schools Kent team has been extending the benefits of fishing to adults and young people from three mental health groups. The benefits of fishing to mind and body are well known. The most obvious boon is that common to all activities that take us out into…

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Working together to reduce rural crime

| Latest News, Press Release

Rural crime is estimated to have cost the UK £39m in 2016, according to the annual NFU rural crime report, released today (14th August). Data from the report shows that rural crime is costing those in the countryside 20 per cent more in the first half of this year compared to the same period last…

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UK broadband speeds highlight the need for better rural connectivity

| Campaigns, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Press Release

The UK has placed 31st in a ranking of global broadband speeds, lagging behind most of Europe according to a recent study by Across the UK the average broadband download speed is 16.51 megabytes per second (Mbps), falling short of the average speeds enjoyed by our European neighbours including Germany (18.8Mbps), Spain (19.6Mbps), Sweden…

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