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Swanley school pupils achieve AIM award with Fishing for Schools

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Three pupils from Broomhill Bank School North, in Swanley, Kent are the first in the country to work with the Fishing for Schools (F4S) programme to gain the Ofqual regulated level one Aim Award in angling skills. The youngsters – Neo Goncalves Whiffen, 15, and thirteen-year-olds Harrison Mulholland and Jon Jon “JJ” Perry – are autistic,…

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Concerns over Animal Welfare Bill grow

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Before Christmas the Defra Secretary Michael Gove, published his Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. Whilst we support the broad principles of the Bill we immediately raised concerns that in its current form it would provide a vehicle for the animal rights movement both inside and…

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Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England and Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is advising all members to remain vigilant regarding the signs of avian influenza after further outbreaks lead to a Prevention Zone being extended to cover whole of England and Wales. As of 25 January 2018 there are no additional security measures in place in Northern Ireland and Scotland. The implementation of a…

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Countryside Alliance applauds National Trust decision to support practical conservation in High Peak

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the news that the National Trust has shown their commitment to grouse shooting as a conservation tool by selecting three new shooting tenants to work as partners in order to help deliver the High Peak Moors Vision over the next five years. In the face of a web-fuelled resurgence in animal…

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The Voice of the Countryside podcast – episode 6

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The sixth episode of the Voice of the Countryside is now available to listen to online. In episode 6 of The Voice of the Countryside, presenters Liam Stokes and Rachel Smedley take you behind the scenes of the recent BBC Countryfile episode. On Sunday 7 January Liam Stokes featured on Countryfile to talk about the…

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Bristol University denies affiliation with biased anti-hunt propaganda

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Bristol University has rejected the claim that a new ‘report’ by discredited anti-hunt academic Professor Stephen Harris is attributed to the University. A recent Sunday Times article by Science Editor Jonathan Leake, printed on 7 January 2018, titled ‘Hounds linked to spread of farm diseases’ relayed findings from a Bristol University report, funded by the…

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Shooting thrives as others decline

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The numbers of those participating in Britain’s most popular sport, swimming, have fallen consistently for the last four years, and it is estimated that currently fewer than 2.5 million adults swim at least once a week. Football has suffered an even longer decline to a point where only 1.9 million adults play the game at…

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