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Leading The Way

One of the hot topics in field sports circles is the use of the lead shot in UK Wetlands. Jack Knott waded in on the issue to give the Countryside Alliance’s take on the rulings, regulations and knock-on effects for

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Posted in Interviews

Going Underground?

Is relentless online bullying forcing your company to reduce its presence on social media and lose business as a result? New data reveals that the online bullying of shooters and field sports followers is far greater in both scale and

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Posted in Comment

CA Submits Member Evidence To Home Office

The Countryside Alliance has submitted a dossier of evidence to the Home Office team currently working on the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing, including case studies detailing the experiences of our members. Home Office Minister Nick Hurd requested this

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Posted in News

Return Of The ‘Rural Oscars’

The Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the ‘Rural Oscars’ are returning for the 14th year and remain open for nominations. Considered the gold standard among rural businesses in England and Wales, the awards receive thousands of nominations each year

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Posted in Business, News

Pride And Partridges

With an ever growing divide between shooters and antis, Caroline Roddis considers the media responses to the beginning of the 2018 grouse season. The weeks running up to the start of the grouse season are the time when most people

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Posted in Comment

Come Rain Or Shine

The Game Fair is estimated to bring record-breaking financial gain to the local businesses surrounding Ragley Hall. More importantly, traders were hoping to reap the same benefits. Ollie Harvey investigates the trade view of the event. During the heatwave building

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Posted in Comment

RSPCA told to back off

An independent report into the RSPCA’s prosecution strategy has condemned the charity’s approach as “unstructured and haphazard” and has called for it to leave hunting suspects alone.

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Posted in News

CA chairman speaks out on ‘sinister and nasty’ RSPCA

Countryside Alliance chairman Barney White Spunner, in a front-page newspaper interview, has criticised the RSPCA for its recent focus on litigation over animal welfare

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Posted in News

The end is nigh

From London to Surrey to Ardingly, Philip Moss braves the last one-dayers of the season and even finds a few things to smile about

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Posted in Features

Gundog hustle

Organised crime gangs are believed to be behind the recent surge in dog thefts and rural crime in the Thames Valley area. The website DogLost, which aims to reunite lost dogs with their owners, believes that almost 50 per cent of its missing dog reports relate to working dogs, which is around 75 dogs

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Posted in In Brief, News
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