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Hunting forever, for everyone!

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

As hundreds of thousands of people across the countryside get ready to support their local hunts on Boxing Day new research undertaken by the Countryside Alliance confirms that hunting is younger and more diverse than ever before. Over 250 hunts will meet on Tuesday 26th December in every corner of the countryside as hunting celebrates…

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CA shocked at shooting omission from the commonwealth games

| Campaigns, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance is deeply disappointed at the news that all shooting sports are to be excluded from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Shooting has taken part at every Commonwealth Games since 1970, and this shock move by organisers will undoubtedly leave hundreds of professional competitors from around the world angry and hurt. Whilst shooting is particularly…

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2017 Social Media Round-Up

| Latest News, Our Blog

This year has been a very busy one for the Countryside Alliance. From launching our re-brand with our newly designed logo and our new ‘My Countryside’ magazine with its fresh design and look, to campaigning in the National Trust trail hunting ban, to launching our very own podcast channel and so much more! We can…

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Fishing for Schools 2017 Review – What a year it’s been!

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

Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine looks back on 2017 and forward to another year of providing this great initiative to schools across the UK. What an extraordinary year our 10th anniversary has been.  Not only has the growth of our schools activities been prodigious but we have set standards in this area…

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No excuse not to hunt this Boxing Day

| Campaigns, Hunting

Countryside Alliance’s Head of Hunting Polly Portwin writes: “Christmas Eve or Boxing Day?” This is the sort of discussion that takes place in a household where a member of the family wants to hunt at the priority meets over the Christmas period. This would be a perfectly normal discussion, rather like other families discuss whether…

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Government give homes and businesses a legal right to demand broadband by 2020

| Campaigns, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Press Release

There is hope for the 1.1 million rural homes and businesses that still can’t receive decent broadband as today (Wednesday 20th December) the Government rejected the voluntary offer from BT to deliver broadband and will give individuals the legal right to demand 10 Mbps by 2020. The Countryside Alliance welcomes this move by Government to…

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Parliamentary Update: Animal sentience and wildlife law

| Campaigns, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Parliamentary Update – 19th December 2017 Debates Select Committees Rural Communities Shooting Away from Westminster Highlights Wildlife law essays launched at Countryside Alliance Christmas Reception In light of our decision to leave the EU, the Countryside Alliance is asking the question ‘Where next for nature?’. We have published a collection of essays from individuals…

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The Game Chef – Festive Fare

| Latest News, Our Blog

The Game Chef survives a testing morning’s sport to offer up a “blasphemously rich” truffled pheasant and decadent potted goose for Christmas. Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat – submerged in the stuff in fact, then cooked until meltingly tender, and shredded and potted with a few seasonal spices. This potted goose…

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