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Shock announcement from Environment Secretary on electronic collars

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Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has told MPs that he recognises the benefits of electronic collars used in boundary fence systems, as a consultation proposing a total ban on the use of these devices comes to a close today (27 April). Speaking during environment questions in the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday 26 April), Mr…

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Scottish Countryside Alliance Statement on SNH Raven research licence

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the practical approach taken by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in granting a research licence to mitigate the impact of raven predation on vulnerable and red-listed ground nesting birds. On what is an obviously contentious issue, SNH is to be congratulated for disagreeing with the largest conservation bodies in the country…

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Hunting’s rural spring clean

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The Countryside Alliance (CA) is joining forces with hunts across the country to clean up rural areas over a weekend dedicated to picking up litter in and around the countryside on 2nd & 3rd June. Just last week the Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, announced that the Government will review sentencing for those found…

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Countryside Alliance sets out red lines for the future of firearms licensing medical procedure

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The Countryside Alliance has detailed the chaos currently gripping the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing. We understand that the Home Office may be about to attempt to impose a ‘solution’ on gun owners in the form of a fee to GPs for completing the initial medical records check and adding a marker to medical…

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Minister agrees to review sentencing for fly-tipping

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The Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, has told MPs that the Government will review sentencing for those found guilty of fly-tipping waste. Speaking in a Westminster Hall Debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 17 April, Dr Coffey defended the Government’s record saying that “Councils have over 20 powers to tackle fly-tipping… and…

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A ‘welcomed development’ as limited extensions of firearms certificates come into force

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The introduction of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 inserts a new section into the Firearms Act 1968 that provides for an extension of eight weeks to expiring firearm and shotgun certificates in specified circumstances. This allows the licensing department to take extra time to ensure they have made an informed decision on the applicant’s…

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Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge blog: We did it!!

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Last weekend Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine completed his most extreme challenge to date, raising more than £10,000 for the charity. Charles and his running partner Richard Davis ran between three Wessex Water fisheries – a distance equivalent to two marathons, all within 24 hours. In his final blog, Charles tells us…

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Countryside Alliance objects to mandatory catch and release policy for salmon

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The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about the Environment Agency’s proposal to introduce a mandatory catch and release policy for salmon fishing in some rivers in England. The proposal is part of a series of measures being consulted on by the Environment Agency with the aim of increasing salmon stocks, which in many parts of…

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