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Please support our London Marathon runners

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It’s Virgin Money London Marathon week and our team is revving up for the 26.2mile run on Sunday. Each runner has pledged to raise £2,000 for the Countryside Alliance Foundation so we hope you will all dig deep to support these rural warriors running for the countryside. The team is made up of: Thomas Eyles: London-based financial…

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Alliance London Marathon team gets help from a personal trainer

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Personal trainer Graeme Hilditch (www.ghtraining.co.uk) is helping the Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Virgin Money London Marathon team ensure they are in top condition for the big day. Between now and the marathon on 24 April our eight brave runners will benefit from a weekly training email from Graeme, leading them through their preparations, from running kit…

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Scottish Parliament urged to oppose flawed sporting rates plans

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) welcomes amendments to the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, in the name of Alex Fergusson MSP and Mike Russell MSP, which would remove the reintroduction of sporting rates. The SCA believes much of the information being considered by  the environment committee is irrelevant to the reintroduction of rates and we remain…

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Ensuring the countryside’s voice is heard

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Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: In the midst of one of the wettest and least pleasant winters in recent memory even those of us who are not having to cope with farms, or even homes, under flood water may find it difficult to adopt an optimistic frame of mind. Water levels apart there are a huge…

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Times editorial criticises LACS for “usurping the role of the state”

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On Monday 7th December The Times published an editorial comment entitled “Hue and Cry – Animal welfare charities should not waste their money on hunt prosecutions”. The newspaper commented: “Britain’s last outstanding hunt prosecution collapsed last week in a £100,000 sink of ignominy. Country sports enthusiasts are justifiably calling for at least seven related convictions…

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