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Submit your evidence of online abuse using the Countryside Alliance’s innovative new portal

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has launched an innovative new portal for people to report evidence of online abuse. The Countryside Alliance strongly condemns online bullying of any kind and has long campaigned to raise awareness of the issue. The Alliance has become increasingly concerned over the last couple of years about the rise of online abuse…

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Riverkeepers raise more than £1,500 for Fishing for Schools with charity football match

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

Riverkeepers of the Test and Itchen raised more than £1,500 for Fishing for Schools with a fundraising football match on Sunday (4 November). The match, at River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester, was the brainchild of Itchen riverkeeper Simeon Hay and saw six keepers and friends square up on behalf of each of the legendary…

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The Cheltenham Countryside Day silent auction is open now online

| Campaigns, Events and Competitions, Fundraising, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Membership News, Our Blog, Press Release, Upcoming Events

Some amazing lots are on offer in the silent auction at the Cheltenham Countryside day – which forms the opening day of the November Meeting at the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse (16 November). Countryside Day is a firm favourite in the sporting calendar, with a full card of National Hunt racing, complemented by hawks and hounds,…

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Science proves Hunting Act is ineffective

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: More than 5 years ago our colleagues at the Federation of Welsh Farmers’ Packs approached us with their proposal to carry out research comparing the use of packs of hounds to flush to guns, which had been the practice prior to the Hunting Act across upland Wales, and…

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Turbo trout are November’s target in our tip of the month for young anglers

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

Trout fishing is at its best this month and we should be taking advantage of this predatory fish’s wolf pack hunting techniques, says Fishing for Schools fly-fishing specialist Bob Goble. After the cooling month of October, November looks promising, with trout fishing at its best for the back end of the season, says Bob. Rainbows…

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Winner of ‘Autumn In Action’ Photography Competition sponsored by Harkila – winner and runner up

| Events and Competitions, Prizes and Competitions

We had a huge amount of entries into our ‘Autumn In Action’ photography competition sponsored by Harkila and we would just like to say a huge thank you to all those who took the time to enter and participated with their fabulous photo shots. We are very pleased to announce that we have chosen our winner. Congratulations…

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Rural groups unite to challenge shooting ban in Wales

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

THREE of the UK’s leading rural organisations are challenging the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) ban on pheasant shooting on public land. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), The Countryside Alliance (CA) and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) sought legal advice when NRW’s board voted not to allow shooting after receiving a letter from…

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Aintree Countryside Raceday raises over £20,000 for The Countryside Alliance Foundation

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The Countryside Alliance charity race held at Aintree’s Countryside Day on Sunday 28th October saw an emphatic victory for Lucy Felton, joint-master of the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale. Riding the eight-year-old Moabit trained by Paul Nicholls, Lucy came home 21 lengths clear of Rebecca Lloyd from the Holcombe country on Top Billing, with Polly Steel…

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Countryside Alliance letter in The Yorkshire Post

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The following letter from the Countryside Alliance was published in The Yorkshire Post on Monday 29th October 2018 in response to this article – GP Taylor: Grouse shooting must be banned – these incredible creatures cannot be lost so as to please a handful of tweed-clad toffs. Challenging grouse moor accusations From: Adrian Blackmore Director…

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