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Bristol University denies affiliation with biased anti-hunt propaganda

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

Bristol University has rejected the claim that a new ‘report’ by discredited anti-hunt academic Professor Stephen Harris is attributed to the University. A recent Sunday Times article by Science Editor Jonathan Leake, printed on 7 January 2018, titled ‘Hounds linked to spread of farm diseases’ relayed findings from a Bristol University report, funded by the…

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Make a date for the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings

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

Dorset sporting highlight, the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings near Wimborne, takes place on Sunday 25 February and promises to be a great day out for all the family. The entertainment features six point-to-point races – including the Wessex National – plus terrier racing and retail therapy in the shopping village, as well…

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Countryside Alliance launches campaign for fair and consistent licensing with appearance on Countryfile

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance featured in a BBC Countryfile investigation into the failing medical procedures associated with firearms licensing. The Countryside Alliance has been at the forefront of lobbying the Government to resolve the increasingly chaotic situation, and used the broadcast to launch a Campaign for Fair and Consistent Licensing. Everyone who wants to see an…

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Fishing for Schools founder Charles Jardine takes on marathon fishing challenge

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

Twenty-four hours, three fisheries and a 60-mile run – that’s the essence of Fishing for Schools founder Charles Jardine’s latest fundraising scheme – The #WessexWaterChallenge. At 10am on March the 10th Charles will start fishing at Clatworthy Reservoir in Somerset, on a mission to catch a trout. That done, he will run the 14 miles…

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Hunting forever, for everyone!

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

As hundreds of thousands of people across the countryside get ready to support their local hunts on Boxing Day new research undertaken by the Countryside Alliance confirms that hunting is younger and more diverse than ever before. Over 250 hunts will meet on Tuesday 26th December in every corner of the countryside as hunting celebrates…

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Fishing for Schools 2017 Review – What a year it’s been!

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

Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine looks back on 2017 and forward to another year of providing this great initiative to schools across the UK. What an extraordinary year our 10th anniversary has been.  Not only has the growth of our schools activities been prodigious but we have set standards in this area…

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Government give homes and businesses a legal right to demand broadband by 2020

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

There is hope for the 1.1 million rural homes and businesses that still can’t receive decent broadband as today (Wednesday 20th December) the Government rejected the voluntary offer from BT to deliver broadband and will give individuals the legal right to demand 10 Mbps by 2020. The Countryside Alliance welcomes this move by Government to…

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Angling clubs provide Christmas bonus for Fishing for Schools

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

Our Fishing for Schools (F4S) initiative received two very generous donations from fishing clubs last week showing the growing importance within the fishing community of supporting the anglers of the future. F4S provides short angling courses at schools across the country, to aid the education of 12- to 18-year-olds who may not respond to traditional…

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Sheffield school pupils rewarded with a visit from Falconry for Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Fifty children from a Sheffield school were rewarded for their good behaviour and hard work with a visit from Dusty the African spotted eagle owl and Oslo the Harris hawk from the Falconry for Schools programme.  The birds and handler Rhiannon Cowling were invited into school today (13 December) as part of a “golden card”…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes new animal welfare bill but questions its timing

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release

Today the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, published a draft bill to increase the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years in England and Wales. The draft bill also sets out that the government “must have regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings in formulating and implementing government…

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