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Wet weather could not dampen spirits at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Outdoor Education, Uncategorised

Despite strong wind and rain, two tents being blown over in the early hours of the morning, and a power cut, 40 children from six local primary and secondary schools enjoyed a fabulous day of angling activities at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day on 5 October, at Lenwade, near Norwich. This was…

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Our Casting for Recovery team create pink flies to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017 and raise vital donations

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Latest News, Press Release

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017, our team at Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland have created some beautiful pink flies to raise vital donations for the project. Casting for Recovery (CfR) has been in operation in the UK and Ireland for 10 years, and is a charitable project run by The Countryside Alliance…

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Dave Hull named ‘Rural Hero’ at the 2016 Rural Oscars receives his award from Guy Opperman MP

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Awards, Latest News, Press Release

Dave Hull, who runs both the Blanchland Shop and Post Office, and The Old Village Shop in Edmundbyers Northumberland, was awarded with his Countryside Alliance Awards prize on Friday 6 October by local MP Guy Opperman. The 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, saw Mr Hull win a “Rural Hero” award in recognition…

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National Trust Council election candidates

| Campaigns, Hunting

Members of the National Trust have been invited to elect up to six candidates for the Council ahead of the AGM on 21st October. The main responsibilities of the council are to appoint the Trust’s Chair and members of the Board of Trustees (the NT governing body) and to hold them to account. The candidates that…

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Breakfast with Michael Gove

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: An audience of over 150 people gathered to hear the Defra Secretary of State, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, in conversation with me at our ‘Brexit Breakfast’ event at the Conservative Party Conference on Monday. After successful fringe meetings at the Lib Dem and Labour Party conferences…

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Thamesview School victorious in the Fishing for Schools Kent Match Shield competition

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Uncategorised

An excellent day was had at Grove Farm, Hadlow College on Tuesday 26 September for the Kent Inter-schools Match Shield, which is run by Fishing for Schools Kent. Five school teams took part, with four students on each team. Two students from each team fished at one time, swapping over at convenient intervals. The eventual…

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Follow the code

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting, Uncategorised

The Code of Good Shooting Practice has been updated this year, and we should all be familiar with it and abide by it, says the Countryside Alliance’s director of shooting, Adrian Blackmore.  We should be proud of our shooting sports as the United Kingdom has something that is extremely special, and the envy of game…

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Whitehill Shoot to host Young Guns Day in support of Countryside Alliance

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting

Having worked together to combat illegal animal rights activity, Whitehill Shoot and the Countryside Alliance are coming together to host a Young Guns Day. Young people just getting started in game shooting will be coached by experienced mentors including international competitive shooters. Turner Game, a local game dealer, will be on hand cooking game in…

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