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Bri­tish com­pet­i­tive shoot­ers are pre­par­ing to change dis­ci­plines ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as it be­come likely the 50m ri­fle, dou­ble trap shot­gun and 50m pis­tol events will be dropped.


Scot­tish ladies shoot­ing club Glad Rags & Car­tridge Bags wel­comed a record num­ber of 40 shoot­ers to is lat­est event held at Saplin­bra House, Aberdeen­shire.


The Coun­try­side Al­liance Thun­der­clap cam­paign tak­ing a stand against the on­line abuse of peo­ple in the coun­try­side achieved a so­cial me­dia reach of al­most 1.2mil­lion peo­ple.


es­tate Llech­wed­dy­garth, Llang­ynog, near Oswestry, which hosts one of the top high pheas­ant shoots in Wales, has gone on the market. Ask­ing price and view­ing is avail­able by con­tact­ing Halls’ head­quar­ters in Shrews­bury, tel 01743 450700.


The Na­tional Farmers’ Union (NFU) says that the Gov­ern­ment’s new Lit­ter Strat­egy for Eng­land is a missed op­por­tu­nity to tackle the prob­lem of fly-tip­ping in the coun­try­side, which cur­rently costs the tax­payer around £800mil­lion in clean-up fees.


BASC has do­nated £7,000 to a con­ser­va­tion scheme to take young­sters on to York­shire’s grouse moors.


Ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties in Wales are to re­ceive a £223mil­lion cash boost, of­fer­ing sta­bil­ity for busi­nesses as the UK pre­pares to leave the EU.

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