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BREAKING: BASC condemns Liverpool’s “woeful” rejection of BSS event

Liverpool City Council’s public attack on shooting, which led to the Liverpool Exhibition Centre terminating its contract for a British Shooting Show event in September 2020, has been labelled “woeful”, “unfair” and “misinformed” by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting association. BASC

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Rural voters want change from next Prime Minister

A major survey of rural voters on the Conservative Party leadership contest has revealed deep frustration in rural areas. Over 3,000 people took part in the online survey between 7-17 June. This has been the only national survey of rural opinion on

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Rural Communities Support Foxhounds

Over 250 hunts gathered at Boxing Day and New Years Day meets as they were celebrated by the farmers and landowners on whose land they protect livestock, game and other ground nesting birds. This support is contrary to the League

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Deal Or No Deal

In August the government released 84 documents offering guidance on how to prepare for Brexit in the increasingly likely circumstances of a ‘no deal’ exit. the papers impact all manner of business and cover aspects from farming to VAT receipts.

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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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Postcode Lottery

In 2015 the first National Rural Crime Survey was published. Three years later and the nation’s largest report of rural residents and businesses now engages with over 20,000 people. The report explores why crime and anti- social behaviour is leaving

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Kenyon’s the man to back fieldsports in Somerset

Former BASC and BDS man David Kenyon is running for a top police job in Avon and Somerset

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LACS vice-president appointed to shadow cabinet

A prominent member of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has been appointed as shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs. Kerry McCarthy, a self-professed anti, joins Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour shadow cabinet. BASC commented on the appointment: “Ms McCarthy

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Rural business outlook improves

The rural economy is finally in recovery, according to the latest barometer of rural business performance and expectations

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