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Dances with fly rods at Chatsworth 2018

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Two of the leading fly casting demonstrators in the world today will be joining forces at this year’s Chatsworth Country Fair (31 August to 2 September) for an unique celebration of casting. The director of our Fishing for Schools charity Charles Jardine (right), who needs little introduction to visitors to Chatsworth having presented, demonstrated and cooked…

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Hunting and shooting targeted online

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

Countryside Alliance’s Head of Policy Sarah Lee writes: The Countryside Alliance is all for freedom of expression and robust debate, but when we saw our members receiving death threats, seeing their home addresses posted online, and having false reviews posted about their rural businesses, we knew we had to take a stand against this vile…

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Top fishing talents Marina Gibson and James Stokoe become Fishing for Schools Ambassadors

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

We are delighted to welcome two of the UK’s top fishing talents to the Fishing for Schools fold – James Stokoe and Marina Gibson have agreed to be Fishing for Schools Ambassadors. James is a professional salmon fishing guide on the River Tyne and winner of the 2015 BBC 2 fishing competition Earth’s Wildest Waters…

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Countryside Alliance offers solutions to the absence of independent oversight at the BBC

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has consistently campaigned for a BBC that is genuinely neutral on rural issues, and we believe at the heart of this concern is the lack of independent oversight of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. Having seen many complaints poorly handled and having met with Ofcom to discuss the current situation, the Alliance has…

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The 15 best grouse dishes of the Shooting Season so far

| Game to Eat

With the 2018/19 Shooting Season in full swing, here’s a round-up of the best prep and plated grouse dishes from those lucky enough to get their hands on this prized bird. 1. Anglo Restaurant 1st Grouse of the year ordered today on our lunch tasting, this year being served with. Smoked beetroot, hay cream, cabbage,…

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Have Labour still not learned the lesson on animal rights?

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Labour’s Shadow Defra team aspire to govern the countryside. This week, Countryside Alliance research revealed that same team had produced an article directly copying work from a vegan pressure group and a convicted animal rights extremist and published it in the name of the Shadow Environment Secretary. Farmers,…

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