by Countryside Alliance

Representatives from the Countryside Alliance regularly feature in both print and broadcast media. It's been another bumper few weeks of coverage.

As well as national coverage, the Alliance work hard to ensure representation is fair and balanced in local news too.

Please note that not all coverage is available online. There are a large number of articles which are in print only (this is usually the case with industry press), as well as radio and TV appearances which cannot be retrieved.

Be sure not to miss the coverage below. We have broken the links down in themes and outlet for ease. Please click the name of the news outlet to read the story.

Broadband and mobile phone coverage

100ft phone masts may be built to end mobile signal blind spots | Evening Standard

Better mobile reception will be welcome in the countryside - but masts must be built with the landscape in mind (telegraph.co.uk)

Silver surfers flock online in Covid pandemic (telegraph.co.uk)

Countryside Alliance Manifesto launch coverage

Next Police Crime Commissioners told to fight rural crime - FarmingUK News

One in five Welsh farmers victim of rural crime - News - Farmers Guardian (fginsight.com)

Tackling rural crime could get locked into 'cycle of decline' because of perception it is not taken seriously - Rural Services Network (rsnonline.org.uk)

Countryside Alliance Wales launch manifesto | County Times

'Fly-tipping, theft, poaching' - Plea to PCC candidates to tackle rural crime | The Mail (nwemail.co.uk)

Future policy must protect the 'interwoven tapestry' of rural Scotland | The Scottish Farmer

'Stop playing politics with the countryside' - SCA - Agriland.co.uk

Hunting

Judge scolds police and CPS for 'misconceived' prosecution of hunt (telegraph.co.uk)

Shooting

Why we should all be game for venison | The Spectator

Exclusive: Ban on hare shooting under consideration by government (telegraph.co.uk)

Biggest shake-up in 500 years for game shooting as ban looms on 'toxic' lead shot | Daily Mail Online

What it means to be a professional deerstalker - Shooting Times explains (shootinguk.co.uk)

Rural crime

Horrific ordeal of woman tied up for 48 hours after Frittenden burglary shines spotlight on rural crime (kentonline.co.uk)

'We will crush your car', police warn hare coursers - Farmers Weekly (fwi.co.uk)

War on rubbish: 'There can be no excuse for fly-tipping' | Lancashire Telegraph

Drones used in bid to crack down on hare coursing - BBC News

First dedicated dog theft officer appointed amid rising cases - FarmingUK News

Fly-tipping cases rise to 1m as rogue operators flout weak rules | News | The Times

Police use drones and thermal imaging to curb ‘intimidating’ hare coursing practice in Somerset - Somerset Live

South Holland farmers calling for dedicated Rural Action Team (spaldingtoday.co.uk)

MP Tim Farron to discuss crime in South Lakeland | The Mail (nwemail.co.uk)

Dog theft

Dogs stolen from kennel during raid found more than 100 miles away - Leicestershire Live (leicestermercury.co.uk)

Fresh call to make pet theft specific offence in law - Horse & Hound (horseandhound.co.uk)

Trespass 

Rural fury as XR plans mass countryside protest - FarmingUK News

Extinction Rebellion plans mass trespass of the countryside (shootinguk.co.uk)

Supporting Pubs and the #UnlockInn campaign

Covid-19: Countryside Alliance wants clear roadmap for reopening of hospitality | The Leader (leaderlive.co.uk)

Hundreds of British pubs set to close FOREVER if Covid lockdown is extended | Politics | News | Express.co.uk

Covid-19: Countryside Alliance wants clear roadmap for reopening of hospitality | The Leader (leaderlive.co.uk)

Tim Farron backs the Countryside Alliance's #UnlockInn campaign | The Mail (nwemail.co.uk)

Can pubs serve takeaway alcohol? (bighospitality.co.uk)

Booze-mad Brits gagging for pints call on takeaway beer to be served for Easter - Daily Star

Killjoy cops warn pubs and restaurants not to serve punters in outside pods or igloos when they reopen on April 12 (thesun.co.uk)

How pubs and restaurants are preparing to serve customers outdoors | Metro News

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak's £5bn boost branded 'lifeline' for lockdown savaged Britain | Politics | News | Express.co.uk

National politics

“Urban snobbery”: The Countryside Alliance on Labour’s “rural problem” – LabourList

Labour urged to 'turn words into action' over countryside as Government sets out post-Brexit hopes for farmers | Yorkshire Post

Farming

Government ‘failed to address’ deficiencies in slaughterhouse network - News - Farmers Guardian (fginsight.com)

Exclusive: Tesco to offer non-meat alternative for every animal product, leaked letter reveals (telegraph.co.uk)

Rural awards and Rural Heroes campaign

Farm shop is finalist - Henley Standard

Award seeks 'Rural Heroes' who helped out during pandemic - FarmingUK News

Hampstead Norreys Community Shop celebrates 10 years in business (newburytoday.co.uk)

Steeptonbill Farm Shop at Milton Abbas a finalist in Countryside Alliance awards | Dorset Echo

Award-winning Staffordshire butcher receives yet another gong - Stoke-on-Trent Live (stokesentinel.co.uk)

The Cullompton butchers that's been the pride of Devon for 130 years - Devon Live

 

 

 

 

 

 

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