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‘Decisions, decisions!’ by Loon

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Decisions, decisions‘ has been kindly designed by Alasdair Hilleary (Loon), who’s work is worldly-wise and humorous. We asked him a few questions about his…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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‘Rockin’ Robin’ By Clare Brownlow

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Rockin’ Robin’ has been kindly designed by Clare Brownlow, who’s work has previously won the competition for the design of the front cover…

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Social media round up – 10th November 2017

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:   We are delighted to announce that @WilliamSitwell and @michaelgove are joining this years’ judging panel for the @CAAwards #RuralOscars https://t.co/6rrnMXnsAY — Countryside Alliance (@CApressoffice) November 9, 2017 Congratulations to our photography competition winner,…

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Hunting continues to evolve and prosper

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: One of the most extraordinary characteristics of the hunting world is its resilience. Every hunt, from the smallest pack of beagles to the grandest of foxhounds, is a self-contained community and there is a strength that comes from unity. Opponents of hunting have never even started to understand…

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Social media round up – 3rd November

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:   Our response to the latest #RSPB Bird Crime Report. pic.twitter.com/QkCRPuxgmo — Countryside Alliance (@CAupdates) November 1, 2017 Great British Game Week – 20-26 November – A celebration of the #BestofBritish https://t.co/dd4QdYUfhZ…

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Cultural shift among the rural community is driving raptor recovery

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes:  Any political campaign needs first motivation, then justification. The motivation of animal rights campaigns like those against hunting and shooting is a strange mixture of politics, ideology and moral judgment, which has little to do with the realities of animal welfare. That motivation has, however, always been strong…

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Countryside Alliance Awards praised in Parliament

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The Countryside Alliance Awards were mentioned in a House of Lords debate on Thursday (2 November) on the opportunities and challenges for agriculture, fisheries, and the rural economy. Baroness Mallalieu, President of the Countryside Alliance, stated: “The Countryside Alliance’s rural retail awards show every year what is happening up and down the country, with small…

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