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Groundswell of support for grouse shooting ahead of next week’s debate

| Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Petitions Committee requested written submissions from the public to inform MPs ahead of the debate on grouse shooting in Westminster Hall on 31st October. Of the 467 written submissions that have now been made public, the vast majority are positive about the benefits of grouse shooting and moorland management.   The written submissions come…

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Aintree Countryside Raceday was a great family day out

| Fundraising, Hunting, Press Release, Uncategorised

Families, country sports enthusiasts and racing fans from across the country converged on Aintree racecourse on Sunday (23 October) for the Countryside Alliance Family Raceday. The fun started with a hard-fought charity race in aid of Countryside Alliance Foundation. Nine riders representing hunts raced over a mile and a half of the hallowed Aintree turf on horses loaned from…

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Charity race win for Grand National jockey Ryan Mania crowns highly successful Aintree Countryside Day

| Foundation, Fundraising, Hunting, Latest News

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania emerged victorious on his return to the saddle after two years’ retirement, to claim the ribbons in the Countryside Alliance charity race at Aintree on Sunday 23rd October. Ryan, 27, who is now master huntsman of the Berwickshire hunt, raced over a mile and a half of the hallowed…

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Ladies invited to breast cancer fly fishing retreat

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Foundation, Latest News, Upcoming Events

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a unique fly fishing programme for ladies with breast cancer. Run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, we take ladies profoundly affected by breast cancer on free-of-charge retreats to beautiful locations where counselling and medical advice form a body & mind therapy alongside fly casting tuition. In 2017 we…

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CA brief on superfast broadband rollout

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance briefed on the rollout of superfast broadband ahead of a Grand Committee in the House of Lords on Thursday 27th October. You can read our brief here. The Digital Economy Bill is currently going through Parliament and the Countryside Alliance is involved as a voice of our membership. Download our brief here: background-note-superfast-broadband-rollout-lord-foster-of-bath…

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| Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News

The thirteenth Annual General Meeting of the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management (VAWM) took place this week in the impressive setting of Duns Castle in Berwickshire. The day started early out with the Berwickshire Hunt in almost perfect weather, more than justifying the long journey north for many VAWM members. Last year VAWM produced a…

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Rural groups launch new snaring code

| Campaigns

THE UK’s leading rural groups have launched their new code of practice on the use of snares for fox control in England. The 12-page code is a collaboration between the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), Countryside Alliance (CA), The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO), Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), The Moorland Association, CLA,…

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Countryside Alliance and Moorland Association make case for grouse moor management at Parliamentary evidence session

| Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Today, 18th October, the Countryside Alliance and the Moorland Association gave evidence at a Parliamentary inquiry into grouse shooting and grouse moor management. MPs on the Petitions Committee and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee heard from experts to give evidence on grouse shooting before they debate a petition in Parliament’s secondary chamber, Westminster Hall,…

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Join Ofcom’s first crowdsourced research project

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Mobile and Broadband

Ofcom (The independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries) has launched its first mobile research app – a new tool which will gather valuable information about mobile coverage, reliability of voice calls, mobile broadband performance and users’ experiences and habits. Ofcom’s press release is published below and the Countryside Alliance urges users to…

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