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Remembering Clarissa at 70

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

Saturday 24th March would have been the 70th birthday of Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of the popular cooking duo Two Fat Ladies (the other half being the late Jennifer Paterson) and dynamic, outspoken cook, rural champion and passionate defender of our way of life. Her untimely death in March 2015 meant she never saw…

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The Countryside Alliance Foundation London Marathon team eyes the start line with three weeks to go

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Latest News, Outdoor Education, Uncategorised

There are now just three weeks to the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April and our intrepid six-strong team are raring for the off. They are all raising money for our TCAF charities – Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools. You can sponsor each of them through JustGiving by following the…

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Welsh Government announce further consultation on Access and Outdoor Recreation

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Uncategorised

Our Director for Wales Rachel Evans writes: Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths AM has announced her intention to go out to yet another consultation on “Improving Opportunities to Access the Outdoors for Recreation”. In a written statement the Minister set out her proposal for consultation on how current laws could be improved stating that there needs…

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‘Post Offices are the life blood of the community’ CA responds to Government consultation

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Uncategorised

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy consultation on the ‘2016 Post Office Network Consultation’. The Countryside Alliance is a campaigning organisation covering the whole of the United Kingdom and works for everyone who loves the countryside and the rural way of life. As…

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The Northern regional finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars are announced

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News, Uncategorised

The finalists for the North of England in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses going head to head for a title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses….

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Just 13 per cent of people believe that the Government has done enough to get rural areas connected to faster broadband

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Uncategorised

Key findings: 62% said slow broadband puts you at a disadvantage in society 79% said slow broadband users should receive a discount to their service Third of rural users say their broadband connection is inadequate 20% are willing to pay more for broadband to subsidise broadband rollout A new survey commissioned by broadband comparison website…

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MPs recommend RSPCA ‘withdraws from acting as a prosecutor’ in animal welfare cases

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Uncategorised

MPs recommend RSPCA ‘withdraws from acting as a prosecutor’ in animal welfare cases This morning Countryside Alliance, Chief Executive, Tim Bonner was on BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussing the report (click here and scroll to 2:38-2:46) and Simon Hart MP, Countryside Alliance Chairman was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (here between 2:17-2:24)…

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Overwhelming support from MPs for grouse shooting

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A parliamentary debate yesterday (31/10/2016) in Westminster Hall triggered by a petition to ban grouse shooting (as well as an associated petition supporting grouse shooting) saw MPs voice overwhelming support for moorland management for shooting. Although the debate was never going to result in legislation, it represented an important opportunity to get some facts concerning moorland…

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