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Meet the regional finalists for the 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards

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The finalists in the 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the country going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses….

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‘Master and Hounds’ by Joseph H. Sulkowski

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are still available to order. This year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Master and Hounds‘ has been kindly designed by Joseph H. Sulkowski, who’s work has been represented in public and private collections worldwide and received…

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Winners of the Countryside Alliance Christmas Raffle

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Are you a raffle winner? Thank you to everyone who entered the Countryside Alliance Christmas Cash Raffle. The winners of our raffle are listed below: Winning number Title Surname Prize  52397 Mr Dudley Smith 1st prize – £10,000 160441 Mr Thearle 2nd prize – £1,000 167496 Mrs Abel Smith 2nd prize – £1,000 166792 Mr…

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Fishing 4 Schools tip of the month December – It’s cold outside!

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Fishing for Schools instructor Bob Goble picks his tip of the month for young anglers and this month he’s focusing on the basics – keeping warm! He says:  My first picture is of a very cold and frosty morning at Springhill Trout Waters a year back, and by George it was brass monkey weather. In…

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Making the most of game

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Last Wednesday our Wales Director, Rachel Evans, organised a wonderful Game-to-eat event at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay. Assembly Members and invited guests were not only able to try Welsh game, but to see it prepared and cooked. Rabbit, venison, duck, pheasants and partridges went from fur…

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Social media round up – 1st December 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:     A very #HappyStAndrewsDay to all out Scottish members, especially those who manage that beautiful landscape renowned the world over and make the best of our wild larder. pic.twitter.com/kN4hGMCnjz — Jill Grieve (@CAjilly)…

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MSP misguided in hunt ban campaign

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Green MSP, Alison Johnstone, has stated that she intends to bring forward a member’s bill at Holyrood that would impose a total ban on hunting. Jamie Stewart, Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance said: “Ms Johnstone seems to have wholly misunderstood both the current legislation and the review carried out by Lord Bonomy on behalf…

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Lancashire school children get all of a flutter with Falconry for Schools

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Falconry for Schools spent two days at Heathland School in Accrington on 20 and 23 November teaching Senior 2 and 3 pupils all about raptors and falconry.  Siobhan Robinson from the school said: “I’d just like to say that Rhiannon who ran the course was brilliant, she was very knowledgeable and really got the pupils…

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Animal sentience and the social media storm

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week has seen the Government mired in a row on the least likely subject. It has faced allegations that it rejected the concept of ‘animal sentience’. In some ways it was a classic political ambush: move an amendment which the Government rejects because it is unnecessary, then…

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The Voice of the Countryside podcast – episode 5

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The fifth episode of the Voice of the Countryside is now available to listen to online. In this episode presenters Liam Stokes and Rachel Smedley discuss Hunting Newcomers’ Week with Campaigns Assistant Hats Rutgers, and speak to Countryside Alliance’s Campaigns Manger Jack Knott about Great British Game Week. Liam also discusses the City of Bradford…

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Social media round up – 24th 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:     Here’s our top 9 ultimate game sausage rolls for Great British Game Week: https://t.co/YMPFoVJjKu 😛 #GBGameWeek pic.twitter.com/KK7zoEhgje — Countryside Alliance (@CAupdates) November 23, 2017 Great crowd being welcomed to @GametoEat night at…

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