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Farm Business Innovation launch “Business Growth Hub”

As lockdown in the UK becomes ‘the new norm’, rural businesses are trying to consolidate their positions to remain open once life gets back to normal, but there will be busy times ahead. With many businesses using this period to

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Cartridge companies say lead phase-out by 2025 is “impossible”

The UK’s four biggest cartridge-loading companies want to put the brakes on the five-year plan to phase out lead shot for live-quarry shooting, which nine rural organisations put their names to last Monday. Eley Hawk, Gamebore, Hull Cartridge and Lyalvale

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Shooting and rural organisations call for transition away from lead ammunition

Leading shooting and rural organisations have today announced they want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), British Game

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General licences in England extended

Defra have extended the temporary general licences in England until the end of July. BASC have said that this gives a “window of certainty to the rural community.” BASC say that they “will continue to work with Defra and parliamentarians

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North York Moors economy benefits from good grouse season

There were over 6,500 days of seasonal employment provided in the North York Moors during the grouse season. The local North York Moors community is reflecting on what has been a successful grouse season (Aug 12 –Dec 10), with most estates having

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New deer management report presents ‘mixed recommendations’

A ‘hardened’ approach is needed for deer population management in Scotland including high cull targets and more rural stalking jobs, a report published in January claims.  The report, published by Scottish Environment LINK, an alliance of organisations involved in land

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‘Seismic’ Changes Predicted For Scottish Grouse Moors

Rural groups are claiming that a government-led review of grouse moor management could lead to ‘seismic’ change for grouse moors in Scotland.  The Werritty Review recommends a ‘barrage of measures that will leave the grouse shooting sector engulfed in legislation

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SGC Back The Game Fair

The Sportsman Gun Centre has penned a new and improved contract to cement its ongoing relationship with The Game Fair, calling it an “ideal way of introducing the next generation of country and country sports enthusiasts.” Aboo Cattran commented: “TGF

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Countryside Alliance “welcome” Government announcement on mobile coverage deal

The Countryside Alliance has said that they welcome the news that the Government is championing a £1 billion deal with the phone industry, in a much-needed bid to banish rural not-spots. The move would cement plans to give high-quality 4G

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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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