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Countryside Alliance offers solutions to the absence of independent oversight at the BBC

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

The Countryside Alliance has consistently campaigned for a BBC that is genuinely neutral on rural issues, and we believe at the heart of this concern is the lack of independent oversight of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. Having seen many complaints poorly handled and having met with Ofcom to discuss the current situation, the Alliance has…

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The 15 best grouse dishes of the Shooting Season so far

| Game to Eat

With the 2018/19 Shooting Season in full swing, here’s a round-up of the best prep and plated grouse dishes from those lucky enough to get their hands on this prized bird. 1. Anglo Restaurant 1st Grouse of the year ordered today on our lunch tasting, this year being served with. Smoked beetroot, hay cream, cabbage,…

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Have Labour still not learned the lesson on animal rights?

| Uncategorised

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Labour’s Shadow Defra team aspire to govern the countryside. This week, Countryside Alliance research revealed that same team had produced an article directly copying work from a vegan pressure group and a convicted animal rights extremist and published it in the name of the Shadow Environment Secretary. Farmers,…

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Countryside Alliance highlights the need for further clarity on drone use in rural areas

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Uncategorised

The Countryside Alliance is aware that many of our members are concerned about the increased use of drones in rural areas, and as well as responding to Government consultations we are asking our members to share their experiences with us. Drones are increasingly common and used both for recreational and commercial purposes. Users of drones…

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Shadow Defra secretary plagiarises convicted animal rights extremist to attack grouse shooting

| Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Shadow Defra Secretary of State, Sue Hayman, has either asked a convicted animal rights extremist to draft an article on grouse shooting, or has directly copied statements from his website. Ms Hayman published an article on the Labour List website on 13th August which included sections showing remarkable similarity to articles published by convicted animal…

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Schools across England and Wales invited to apply for a free Fishing for Schools course  

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

Schools across England and Wales need to mark 1 October in their diaries, as that’s the day they can start to apply for free Fishing for Schools courses in 2019. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF), the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides free, short angling…

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