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Casting for Recovery features in the Yorkshire Post

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Latest News

The Yorkshire Post has featured our Casting for Recovery programme following the recent retreat at the beautiful Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa near Skipton in North Yorkshire. In “The hobby giving women a retreat from breast cancer” the paper covers the thinking behind this unique therapy programme, which teaches ladies with breast cancer the art…

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Countryside Alliance at the Canterbury Farmers Club

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Political Relations Manager, James Somerville-Meikle, travelled back to his home county of Kent to address the Canterbury Farmers Club on the importance of the snap General Election for rural communities. The talk, on Monday 24 April, was an opportunity to discuss the rural issues which will need to be debated during the election…

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Representing UK rural interests in Brussels

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance’s Head of Political, James Legge, has been in Brussels this week as a representative of European fieldsports umbrella group FACE. James and FACE Secretary General Ludwig Willnegger attended meetings with various MEPs and other officials about how best to secure the interests of both UK and European fieldsports communities as the UK…

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Ladies with breast cancer – register now for our free fly fishing retreat in Scotland

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Latest News

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing therapy programme for ladies with breast cancer, is delighted to be returning to Forbes of Kingennie, the beautiful family-run resort at Broughty Ferry near Dundee, and is now accepting registrations. The Forbes family and their dedicated staff will join the Casting for Recovery team to…

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Countryside Alliance launches Brexit policies

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The Countryside Alliance has launched a Brexit policy document setting out the issues that need to be addressed in order to sustain a living and working countryside outside of the EU. The Countryside Alliance did not campaign during the EU referendum but the decision to leave the EU will have an impact on the countryside…

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Q&A on Firearms Licensing with Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

This past year has seen the Thames Valley Police Firearms Licensing Department come under heavy criticism for providing the shooting community with an unsatisfactory licensing service. In 2016 backlogs and delays reached record highs, which subsequently had a negative knock-on effect on livelihoods and hobbies. After a number of stakeholder meetings and a commitment to…

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London Marathon team has raised more than £11,000 and still counting for TCAF initiatives

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Press Release

A massive thank you is due to the six runners who took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (23 April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £11,000 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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