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Learn about hound showing with our new booklet

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Hounds and Hound Showing, a new booklet from the Countryside Alliance, has been produced to accompany the hound shows that run throughout the summer months. It is a helpful guide for members of the public who are interested in learning about the different types of hounds and what the judges are looking for during the…

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Innovative broadband projects are the answer for hard to reach rural areas

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the announcement of the eight innovative projects which have been chosen by the Government to test alternative ways of boosting superfast broadband coverage in rural areas. The ground-breaking projects chosen to be tested in the £10m Department of Culture Media and Sport initiative were revealed today (19 June).  Countryside Alliance head…

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Countryside Alliance backs call to safeguard six-day postal service

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The Countryside Alliance fully supports Royal Mail’s call, in its submission to Ofcom, for a review of the impact of competition in the postal delivery market. Countryside Alliance head of policy, Sarah Lee, said: “The six day, one-price-goes-anywhere service that Royal Mail provides through the Universal Service Obligation is essential to those living and working…

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Mobile phone roaming – Alliance statement

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The Government has announced plans to force mobile phone companies to cooperate to cut reception black holes. Under the new plans users would be able to swap onto networks with better reception in areas where their phone provider has a poor service. Countryside Alliance head of policy, Sarah Lee, said: “We are pleased that the…

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Alliance response to BBC Trust Review into rural programming

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes Heather Hancock’s review of the BBC’s rural coverage and applauds her view that rural issues should be better covered by the BBC. Executive chairman of the Alliance, Barney White-Spunner said: “Ms Hancock makes some excellent recommendations, especially her calls for rural business, economic and social issues to be covered as well…

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Calls for a grouse moor licensing system are irresponsible

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Countryside Alliance response to calls for grouse moor licensing Adrian Blackmore, head of the shooting campaign at the Countryside Alliance said: “Calls for a licensing system to govern grouse moor management are irresponsible, and would have significant implications for wildlife, biodiversity, and the economies of many upland communities. Claims that licensing would deliver environmental outcomes…

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New research shows shooting generates £2 billion for the economy

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Shooting is worth £2 billion a year (Gross Value Added*) to the UK economy and provides significant conservation benefits according to the results of independent research released today by leading shooting and countryside organisations. The figures are outlined in a new report – The Value of Shooting – conducted by Cambridge-based Public and Corporate Economic…

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