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Countryside Alliance opens search for proud shoot managers and gamekeepers

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance is on the search for proud shoot managers and gamekeepers who are willing to host a ‘Countryside Alliance shoot walk’ this summer. Our shoot walks are aimed at boosting the public’s understanding of shooting, be it in the upland, lowland or wetland. Shooting provides £2 billion to the UK economy, 74,000 full…

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Review of Game Bird Law and Licensing in Selected European Countries published

| Latest News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) has provided preliminary comments on the Review of Game Bird Law and Licensing in Selected European Countries, published by SNH on February 24, 2017. It is a large report that will take some time to analyse in detail, and the SCA will be discussing it at length with government and our…

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CPS accused of giving into “mob rule” as court case backed by flimsy evidence is dismissed

| Campaigns, Hunting, Our Blog

Our Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: We were very pleased that Ledbury huntsman Mark Melladay was cleared of assault charges last week after he was prosecuted on the basis of malicious allegations made by a well-known animal rights extremist (read the Telegraph’s report). Mark should not, however, have even been in court and this case,…

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Get involved in The Great Get Together

| Latest News

The Countryside Alliance is very pleased to be supporting the Great Get Together on 17-18 June 2017 in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. This summer, the Jo Cox Foundation is organising what is hoped to be the biggest street party since the Diamond Jubilee. It is called ‘The Great Get Together’, and we would love…

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Rural Oscars champions for the Midlands

| Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Rural Oscars Champions for the Midlands in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced. Businesses from Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire have taken top honours and will now head to Parliament in March for the British finals and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the…

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Rural Oscars winners in the North of England

| Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Rural Oscars Champions for the North of England in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced. Businesses will now head to Parliament in March for the British finals and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through…

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Just two months to go for the Countryside Alliance London Marathon team

| Events and Competitions, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising

Training is starting in earnest for the Countryside Alliance’s Virgin Money London Marathon team who will be pounding the streets of London on 23 April, in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Top fundraiser so far is amateur polo player and Cheshire hunt regular Josh Woolley, 27, who was to run the Marathon for…

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