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Making a mockery of the Assembly – League Against Cruel Sports ridicule research

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release

Making a mockery of the Assembly – League Against Cruel Sports ridicule research. Welsh Assembly Members are being misled by the League Against Cruel Sports as they manipulate DEFRA-led scientific research. The Countryside Alliance, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and BASC gave evidence to the National Assembly for Wales’ Climate Change, Environment and Rural…

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The 2016 Rural Oscars – update

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

Thank you to everyone who nominated a business in the 2016 Rural Oscars – it has been a record year with over 7,500 nominations, meaning the shortlisting process has been very, very hard. The Rural Oscars are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural businesses, communities, food & farming, skills, heritage and enterprise. They are…

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Liam Stokes in The Spectator about the BBC breaking their own editorial standards

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Countryside Alliance Head of Shooting Campaigns, Liam Stokes, has written for The Spectator about a farcical experience of bias and outright lies from the BBC while filming for an episode of its “Inside Out – London” show recently. In “How can the BBC be allowed to break their own editorial standards?” Liam recounts the experience,…

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Countryside Alliance Scottish Director responds to second misleading article in the Holyrood magazine

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Countryside Alliance Scottish Director Jamie Stewart has responded to another highly misleading article by the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) in the Holyrood magazine: Time to ban fox hunting for good This is the second misleading LACS comment piece that has been published in the Holyrood magazine over the past fortnight. Earlier this month Scottish…

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Winter 2016 magazine now online

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Game to Eat, Hunting, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Winter 2016 issue is out now, featuring an eye catching hunt button cover from photographer Nico Morgan. The issue is also online and can be downloaded here. Below is the editor’s welcome to the issue, outlining just some of the content. “You may not know it, but only one pack of hounds…

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BBC Inside Out complaint latest

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The Countryside Alliance have received a response from the BBC to a complaint they made earlier this month regarding an episode of BBC Inside Out London that they featured in. The response failed to address serious concerns raised about the episode and the decision has been made to progress the complaint further. If the  Countryside Alliance remains…

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Countryside Alliance responds to Ofcom decision to force BT to separate from Openreach

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The Countryside Alliance has responded to this morning’s decision by Ofcom to force BT to legally separate from its Openreach decision. Head of Policy at the Alliance, Sarah Lee, has responded to the decision by calling for greater competition in the delivery of broadband infrastructure. Whilst seeing the potential advantages of BT and Openreach being…

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive argues that Government must address the digital skills divide

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Tim Bonner has written for the Huffington Post UK website about how the Government needs to develop a strategy for tackling the digital skills divide to complement its planned investment in digital infrastructure: The Reality Of The Digital Skills Divide In the comment piece Tim Bonner said: “More and more of the economic and social…

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Ladies with breast cancer – come on a free 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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