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Angling guru Charles Jardine wins Arthur Oglesby Award for services to the sport

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The Countryside Alliance’s angling consultant Charles Jardine won a prestigious lifetime achievement award at the CLA Game Fair on Sunday (20 July). The Arthur Oglesby Award was given to Charlie in recognition of his lifetime contribution to fishing and in particular his dedication to the Countryside Alliance’s Fishing For Schools campaign, which introduces fishing to…

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Britain’s birds of prey are a real success story

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Populations of the majority of the UK’s birds of prey are now at their highest ever levels, the Countryside Alliance’s report “Birds of prey of the UK and their population trends” shows. This boom is due to a number of factors, which include the prohibition of organochlorine pesticides such as DDT, the restriction of certain…

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Alliance welcomes Elliott Review recommendations for “consumer choice and our hard working farmers

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Elliott Review, commissioned after the horsemeat scandal, which will institute a Food Crime Unit to increase consumer confidence in food. We are interested to see how the recommendations work in practice and are using our own Rural Manifesto, to be launched before…

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Charges against Cumbrian huntsman are dropped

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the confirmation from the CPS that all charges relating to members of Cumbria’s Melbreak hunt have been dropped. Huntsman Edward Liddle had been charged under the Hunting Act and Dangerous Dogs Act after witnesses alleged that illegal hunting took place in Buttermere, Cumbria on 9 March. Countryside Alliance director of campaigns…

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“Shoo don’t shoot” proposals given the bullet

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed Natural England’s decisions, announced today, that the “shoo, don’t shoot” proposals to restrict pigeon shooting, consulted on earlier this year, will not proceed. The open consultation on proposed changes to the General Licences ended in May this year. The suggestion in the consultation was that anyone using the licence should…

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