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Countryside Alliance urges Treasury to secure broadband funding

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The Countryside Alliance has called on the Treasury to guarantee funding to deliver the Universal Service Obligation for broadband and ring-fence funds for the Government’s commitment to provide full-fibre broadband coverage across all of the UK by 2033. Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and representatives from other organisations met the Chief Secretary to the…

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How is hacking emails charitable?

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) is not generally worth wasting much time on, but reports in the Times this week that it sought to hack the Countryside Alliance’s server to access emails does remind us what an appalling organisation it is. More than that, it highlights the…

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Langholm’s harrier failings shows the dangers of short-sightedness over grouse management

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The following article has been reproduced from the latest Scottish Gamekeepers Association’s magazine     Reports emanating from Langholm moor claim only 3 hen harrier chicks fledged in 2018, less than 15 times the successful number fledged when five gamekeepers were employed as part of the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project. During 8 years of moorland…

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Devastating blow to rural communities as shoot owner reveals the true cost of Minister’s decision to end pheasant shooting leases

| Countryside Alliance Wales

The Countryside Alliance has confirmed that a proposal made by Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn, to be delivered by Natural Resources Wales, to end the pheasant shooting leases on public land would have a devastating impact on the livelihoods of residents in Mid Wales. The Alliance has been given permission by one of the leaseholders to…

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Brexit, Boris and Badgers

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Whilst Brexit and Boris continued to hog the headlines at Conservative party conference this week the Alliance ensured that rural affairs got plenty of exposure as well. On Monday we asked a hugely qualified panel whether the Conservatives represent the countryside, and later tackled the myths surrounding animal…

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Call to Action – Support the return of pheasant shooting leases on public land in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters in Wales to send a letter calling on the Board of Natural Resource Wales (NRW) to reverse the decisions taken on the 20th September 2018, which included the end of pheasant shooting leases on public land. Before the intervention of the Labour Government, NRW spent £48,000 of…

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Sustaining upland communities, a public good says Michael Gove

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference that sustaining upland landscapes and communities is “absolutely” a public good and will receive financial support under a new agricultural policy post Brexit. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on Monday 1st October…

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October’s F4S tip of the month for young anglers – Get out and about for the trout!

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October should be a cooler month, especially after a record-breaking heat wave, that seemed to go on and on, but I fear this weather could become the norm for every year as life goes on. Trout fishing suffered badly for most fisheries over the summer but if you are an early riser you probably had…

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Biggest catches yet netted in the annual Kent Fishing for Schools match

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Teams of children from five schools across Kent competed to land the biggest catch in the annual Fishing for Schools match at Grove Farm Fishery (25 September). The day was fiercely over-subscribed, with teams of four taking part on a first come, first served basis. This year’s competitors were from Thamesview School in Gravesend; Meadowfield…

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