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Outbreak of Avian Influenza in Europe

We have been notified by Defra that “Netherlands has confirmed an outbreak of H5N6 HPAI in 16,000 fattening ducks (4 weeks and 4 days old) in Flevoland region. The virus has been sequenced at the national reference laboratory and appears to be a reassortant between the H5N8 HPAI virus and a N6 LPAI virus, therefore […]

Save the pigeon sport from bird flu

The world governing body for pigeon racing – the FCI – has set up a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of proving that racing pigeons are not susceptible to bird flu. Please read the FCI’s  following press release, and consider lending your support. FCI Press Release 2017 will go down in history as the year […]

GB 2018 Ring Orders

If you pre-ordered your GB18 rings before December, they were all sent out on Friday 1st December. It’s not too late, of course, we are still taking orders and they will be dispatched the same day.  Either complete and send us an order form, along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA, or call […]

Flash Sale!

Our very own soft cuddly toy – Flash T. Rocket – is still available at a sale price of just £15 including postage and packing. Please either call us on 01452 858245 to order by phone, or place your order via our on-line shop.  Hurry and get yours while stocks last!        

Western Region Secretary

RPRA Western Region has appointed a new Region Secretary – Mr Barry McGann of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. The RPRA Regions page has been updated to show Mr McGann’s contact details.  

RPRA One Loft 2017 Young Birds Auction

The RPRA One Loft Race 2017 Young Bird auction took place during October. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. A full list of the final results is below. Download: Auction 2017 results      

Pigeon racing fears in Taunton

RPRA member Michael Templeman fears his birds will be killed by peregrine falcons lured to nest on St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton. Nesting boxes have been placed there to encourage a pair of falcons to return and breed. Michael has lost lots of birds to peregrines over the years. He said “If our birds […]

Racing success for Longshaw Junior School

Pigeon fancying is part of the school curriculum at Longshaw Junior School in Blackburn, and recently their birds took first place in Oswaldwistle Homing Society’s race from Tewkesbury. Seven-year-old Lawson Berry (above) and father Jonathan Berry, who is the deputy headmaster at the school, are two members of the team. Jonathan said: “Some competitors have 40 […]

Hall Associates review of the RPRA

Membership experts Hall Associates Europe were appointed by the RPRA Council to carry out a review of the governance structure of the RPRA and a general review of the Association. Their report makes several recommendations, including amending the structure of the Association Council with the formation of an executive committee. Click on the image right […]