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Traditional rural sports march

PUBLISHED: 09:11 16 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:39 03 March 2010

BONFIRES and beacons across the country will be burnt to draw attention to the huge Liberty and Livelihood march, which will see tens of thousands of people descend on London in support of traditional rural sports.

BONFIRES and beacons across the country will be burnt to draw attention to the huge Liberty and Livelihood march, which will see tens of thousands of people descend on London in support of traditional rural sports.

Rural Affairs minister Alun Michael is set to publish a draft bill outlining new laws to control, or ban, fox hunting in a matter of weeks.

Liz Mort, eastern region spokeswoman for the Countryside Alliance, which has organised tonight's march, hopes that a huge show of strength in London could influence Government and public opinion.

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