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Countryside Alliance statement on the Agricultural Bill

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Following the publication of the Agriculture Bill today, the Countryside Alliance has issued the following statement: “The publication of this Bill is an historic moment for British agriculture and the countryside in general. The Government has promised the rural community that leaving the EU will be an opportunity to develop a better agricultural policy and…

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Countryside Alliance tells House of Lords Rural Economy Committee to focus on digital connectivity

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Research shows 70% of Countryside Alliance members and supporters state that digital infrastructure/connectivity is the key to unlocking the potential of the rural economy. The research comes as part of the Countryside Alliances submission of evidence to the House of Lords inquiry into the rural economy. The special House of Lords Select Committee is examining…

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My Fishing for Schools – the instructor’s eye view

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West Country Fishing for Schools instructor Charlie Halliday takes us through a session – and breakthrough – with a young angler which demonstrates the value of Fishing for Schools. Behind all the brilliant photos of grinning pupils, fish and banners, some tremendously valuable work is carried out by Fishing for Schools. Children like Alex (name…

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Governments new seasonal agricultural workers scheme doesn’t go far enough

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Today (Thursday 6th September), the Home Secretary along with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs announced that their departments were planning to implement a nationwide pilot to bring non-EU migrant workers to UK farms. Commencing in early 2019, the pilot will mean that fruit and vegetable farmers are able to employ…

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Mental health groups enjoy Fishing for Schools tuition over the summer months

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It’s easy to think that once the summer holidays roll around it’s “feet-up” time for the Fishing for Schools teams, but that’s certainly not the case for the F4S Kent group. For the past two summers this F4S team has shared its passion for and knowledge of fishing with groups of older but equally receptive…

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Countryside Alliance sets out 5 principles for new agricultural policy

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The Countryside Alliance has set out five principles that should be at the heart of a new British agricultural policy to replace the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Government has been consulting on plans to introduce a UK policy framework for agriculture with specific policies for a new system of support in England post Brexit….

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Fishing for Schools casts its net widely at Chatsworth Country Fair

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The Fishing for Schools Yorkshire and Derbyshire team had a great weekend at Chatsworth Country Fair (31 August – 2 September) drumming up lots of interest in the group and angling in general. For the past two years the team has been responsible for the fishing village at the event and this year the new…

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Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers – September – it’s time for the daddy-long-legs!

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Fishing for Schools fly fishing expert Bob Goble lets us into the secrets of good fishing for the month ahead. September already! This year seems to be going so quickly. Trout fishing has been up and down as regards catching for me, especially here in the south east of England. This has been due to…

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The RSPCA, the BBC and trial by media

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: It is a strange truth that many organisations and institutions deal entirely differently with issues in the countryside to the way they would in a town or city. Just try dressing up with your friends in paramilitary gear and a balaclava for a trip to your local football…

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