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Countryside Alliance secures Underkeeper Apprenticeship

The Countryside Alliance has unveiled details of a new Government approved ‘Underkeeper Apprenticeship’ that it has developed with input from 20 lowland and upland shoots in a major step forward for the shooting community. The apprenticeship has been published by

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George Eustice named new DEFRA Secretary

In the latest cabinet reshuffle, George Eustice MP has been named as the new environment secretary. George Eustice comes from a farming background. He replaces the outgoing Theresa Villiers as the head of DEFRA. BASC says the appointment of George

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Lead: “Further restrictions are likely”

Shooting organisations admit “further restrictions are likely” on lead shot and lead-based rifle ammo, but say they are working “to secure the future of shooting” Responding to an article in The Times calling for the use of lead to stop,

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Streamlight Onboard For Awards

Streamlight have confirmed sponsorship of the Retailer Of The Year category at the Great British Shooting Awards which returns to the British Shooting Show in 2020.  The Philadelphia-based lighting company are a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices offering a

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Jeremy Hunt offers chance to lift fox hunting ban

As the Tory leadership race hots up, contender Jeremy Hunt has offered MPs a free vote on living the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales if he becomes the next prime minister. Despite declining to say whether he

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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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All the winners from the 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards

All the winners at the Countryside Alliance Awards 2019 The 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards, or the Rural Oscars as they are also known, are now in the books. Countryside Alliance said: “Over 17,000 of nominations have be submitted and the

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Petitions, politics and public pressure

The next big threat to field sports might not be rising costs or Draconian laws, but online petitions, says editor-in-chief Peter Carr If you haven’t seen it already, a rather disturbing news story has surfaced on the Countryside Alliance website.

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Everything you need to know about the general licence issues

In the wake of the news three of the general licenses in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, was revoked last Thursday, here is everything you need to know about general licenses

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Final .50 cal ban attempt fails

The second sitting of the Lords report stage for the Offensive Weapons Bill appeared to put paid to plans to prohibit .50 calibre rifles for the final time. Labour’s Home Affairs spokesperson, Lord Kennedy, tabled an amendment that would restore

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