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Country Life

Country Life 17-Jul-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

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2 Min.
history may not forgive

THIS session of Parliament is the longest in British history since the 17th century. Even by the end of the second week of May, it had run for a record 298 sitting days and MPs had sat for a total of 2,657 hours and 56 minutes, the most since records began in 1831–32. It is true that a Parliamentary session is a technicality, defined by the Monarch’s opening and proroguing of Parliament, but these statistics are another way of underlining that something momentous is going on in our political establishment. We are still a long way short of the 13-year ‘Long Parliament’ of 1640–53 that sat for 3,322 days, but given that this encompassed the Civil War, perhaps we should be grateful. ‘The parties seem more preoccupied with their own survival than…

1 Min.
country life

Editor Mark Hedges Editor’s PA/Travel Rosie Paterson 555062 Deputy Editor Kate Green 555063 Architectural Editor John Goodall 555064 Gardens Editor Tiffany Daneff 555067 Fine Arts & Books Editor Mary Miers 555066 Interiors Editor Giles Kime 555083 Managing & Features Editor Paula Lester 555068 Deputy Features Editor Victoria Marston 555079 News & Property Editor Annunciata Elwes 555078 Luxury Editor Hetty Lintell 555071 Acting Art Editor Sarah Readman 555080 Deputy Art Editor Heather Clark 555074 Designer Ben Harris Picture Editor Lucy Ford 555075 Deputy Picture Editor Emily Anderson 555076 Group Chief Sub-Editor Jane Watkins 555077 Sub-Editor James Fisher 555089 Digital Editor Toby Keel 555086 Property Correspondent Penny Churchill Group Managing DirectorAndrea Davies Managing Director Steve Prentice Assistant Business DirectorKirsty Setchell 551111 Group Art Director Dean Usher Photographic Library Manager Melanie Bryan 555090 Photographic Library Assistants Paula Fahey 555092; Sarah Hart 555093 Marketing Manager Nicola McClure 555115 Antiques & Fine Arts Manager Jonathan Hearn 01252 555318 Commercial Director Property Paul Ward 0800…

9 Min.
town & country

Towards ground zero LIVESTOCK farmers are coming in for criticism from vegan, health and climate-change lobbies—NFU president Minette Batters was even asked on Radio 4 if meat was the new smoking —but her profession found some unexpected allies at the recent climate-change and farming conference at Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. Entitled ‘Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions’, it aimed to tackle the conundrum of farming being both a sink and a source of greenhouse gases, was jointly organised by the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) charity and the NFU and came as Theresa May committed the UK to net-zero emissions by 2050. ‘My aim is to have rebellious farmers,’ declares Gail Bradbrook, founder of Extinction Rebellion, who urged her audience to ‘stop being so British’. ‘There can be a mix-up in the animal-rights lobby about what animal…

1 Min.
good week for

A cleaner countryside Fed up with seeing rubbish dumped everywhere, entrepreneur Martin Montague has invested £250,000 in developing a free app that makes it easy to report fly-tipping incidents; visit www.clearwaste.com Oxfordshire It’s the top county for a good tipple, with 33 of the 550 in the new The Pub Guide 2020’s ‘Pick of the Pubs’ English sparkling wine Last week, the Ridge-view estate, East Sussex, came 36th in the World’s Best Vineyards Top 50, the only British winery to be included Restoration The future of the last semaphore tower in the UK—a Napoleonic-era structure on Chatley Heath, Surrey—is secure, after Landmark Trust fundraising Scottish history Next year, the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath—a petition to Pope John XXII for recognition of the country’s independence and lawful king, Robert the Bruce—will go on display in Edinburgh…

1 Min.
bad week for

Fighting Dutch elm disease One of our oldest elms, planted during James I’s reign, has been felled to save another. The Preston Twins have graced Preston Park, Brighton, East Sussex, for 400 years High streets Online shopping will double by 2028, accounting for half of all UK retail sales; 73% of consumers admit to leaving a store when they see the size of the queue Vitamin C Parisian scientists say consuming 10g of sugar per day in drinks —such as a small glass of orange juice—can increase the risk of cancer by 18% British climate By 2050, London will be as hot as Barcelona or Istanbul and Edinburgh will feel like Paris, finds a new study. In short, we creep 20 miles towards the Tropics each year…

1 Min.
country mouse

THERE seems to be a general consensus that the roses have had a very good year, with the rain and sunshine coming at the right time. Even my blooms are something to be proud of and I’m particularly taken with a standard rose that, many years ago, decided it wanted a change of career and became a climber—it now reaches the eaves of the house with its blood-red flowers. Good rose years often coincide with good years on the farm. Farmers will be preparing their barns, tractors and combines for the annual agrarian starting pistol. The current signs look good for the harvest, but all of the farmers will have their fingers crossed and their eyes peeled, watching the skies for signs of rain and, worse, hail. It isn’t only the…