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Response to BBC Trust Chris Packham decision

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

The Editorial Standards Committee of the BBC Trust has published its findings into a complaint that was made by the Countryside Alliance in response to an article that was published by BBC presenter Chris Packham in the September 2015 edition of the BBC Wildlife Magazine. Please follow this link for the full report: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/appeals/esc_bulletins/2016/bbc_wildlife_magazine.pdf In response…

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Hunting kicks on despite prejudice

| Campaigns, Hunting

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: You may have seen reports this week that the Government was ‘pushing’ for a vote on the Hunting Act. Whilst I am sure that the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Environment and most of the cabinet would happily see the back of the ban, I am…

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Annual report, online ballot and signed accounts

| Membership, Membership News

The Countryside Alliance’s 2015 annual report is now online. Part of the annual report is a postal ballot and proxy form where members can approve our accounts and appoint Messrs Saffery Champness as Auditors. Members can vote online here (NB the vote closes at midnight on 7th October.) Additionally the Countryside Alliance’s signed accounts for 2015 can…

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Former hunt sab has some choice words for the anti-hunting lobby

| Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Membership News

Miles Cooper has written for the Countryside Alliance magazine: In the interview “From Hunt Sab to Hunt Master” published in the Summer edition I stated my belief that the Hunting Act must be repealed and replaced with legislation and a wider statutory framework which protects all wild mammals from acts of unnecessary suffering. I also…

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Lib Dems discuss digital exclusion

| Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance hosted a fringe event on digital skills at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Brighton on Monday 19 September. The event, entitled Tackling Digital Exclusion in the Countryside, was an opportunity to discuss how best to tackle a lack of skills and confidence in using digital technology which faces many rural communities…

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Nominate now in the 2016 Rural Oscars

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

The 2016 Rural Oscars are now officially “open for business” so please nominate now. These are the twelfth annual Countryside Alliance Awards which were launched to give rural businesses and communities a voice and a platform. We have the best produce in the world and the most passionate farmers, growers and butchers. We also have…

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Education to the fore with This is Hunting UK

| Hunting

James Barclay, founder of This is Hunting UK, rounds up his summer hard at work educating the public about hunting. Holiday meets’, hound parades and kennel open days are deeply rooted in every hunt’s calendar and are the occasions when great interest is shown in their activities. Hunts up and down the country are delighted…

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Autumn 2016 magazine now online

| Latest News, Membership, Membership News

The Countryside Alliance’s Autumn magazine has been posted to our membership and is now online – download it here. The Editor’s letter outlines the content for the issue: After a fast-moving and seismic few months in the political world it’s good to be on the surer ground of our sporting seasons in the lead up…

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