Country Life 16-Dec-2020

Published by TI Media Limited 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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6 min.
all together now

AS Christmas approaches and we prepare for it as best we can, parish priests face peculiar challenges. What will a carol service without carols be like? Will a socially distanced Nativity lack narrative coherence? Will the astringent odour of sanitiser be off-putting for those receiving Christmas Communion? Will we even be able to offer Christmas Communion at all? I very much hope we will. Locked churches—an oxymoron in the best of times, but particularly in these —have seemed desperately inadequate. Yet there are difficult choices to make when you are, on the one hand, trying to protect people from the risk of infection and, on the other, providing for the cure of souls, our solemn charge. It is not the first time this has happened, of course. On the south wall of…

2 min.
a high road to clean energy

THE path to ending fossil-fuel emissions by 2050 is ‘ambitious and affordable’, according to a report published last week. The roadmap laid out by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) would see 50% of cars on the road being electric by 2030 and 10,000 wind turbines in the North Sea. The CCC says that cost savings from not having to purchase oil and gas would offset the £50 billion a year investment required to boost low-carbon power generation, transport and heating. Promisingly, the CCC analysis shows no increase in people’s energy bills until 2030, after which they would fall as renewable energy becomes cheaper. However, the CCC forecasts that the Government will need to intervene to encourage people to remove gas boilers and install low-carbon heating systems. ‘The price is manifestly reasonable.…

1 min.
good week for

Nottingham An ‘urban rewilding' scheme has been proposed for Broadmarsh shopping centre in Nottingham, which would see the derelict structure transformed into wetlands, pocket woodlands and wildflower meadows. The proposal, which would cost £3m–£4m, was proposed by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts and designed by Influence Landscape Architects Bison Numbers of European bison, the Continent's largest land mammal species, are starting to recover, thanks to conservation efforts. In 2003, there were some 1,800 in the wild, but, by 2019, there were more than 6,200 Fake it till you make it A John Constable sketch that was believed to be a fake has been identified as genuine and auctioned for £91,000. The sketch, Dedham Vale with Brantham Mill, may have been preparatory for his famous Dedham Vale, Morning For all the latest news, visit…

2 min.
mystery on the riverbank

A ROW has erupted over who is responsible for the excavations and felling on the banks of the River Lugg in Herefordshire. Two weeks ago, it was revealed that extensive works had been carried out along one mile of the Lugg, which involved trees being removed, banks being flattened, gravel being scraped from the riverbed and the curve of the river being straightened. At the time, a lawyer for the charity Salmon and Trout Conservation described the works as ‘one of the most egregious acts of ecological vandalism’ he had seen. The police, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Forestry Commision moved in to stop further damage. However, it was revealed last week that the EA may have had some knowledge that the works were to take place, with the…

1 min.
bad week for

Hygienic hornets The war between honeybees and hornets is hotting up, as scientists find that Asian honeybees are using animal poo to repel attacks by giant killer hornets. Understandably, the hornets are repulsed by the excrement and scientists are surprised that bees, usually very clean animals, would stoop so low The internet Google Trends has released its list of the most searched-for terms for 2020. Unsurprisingly, ‘bread recipe' and ‘how to cut your own hair' were very high up the list, as was ‘how to cook eels', after a challenge on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, and ‘where does vanilla flavouring come from?' We'll let you figure that one out on your own, but here's a hint-beavers…

1 min.
a winning present

LOTS of us enjoy a flutter when we go to the races, but this Christmas one lucky punter might win an entire racehorse, thanks to the Racehorse Lotto. The Christmas raffle by the company offers the chance to win a two-year-old filly for the 2021 Flat-racing season, which will be ridden by Hayley Turner and trained by James Ferguson. The filly ( above ), which the winner will get to name, is the daughter of Territories and out of Newbury Super Sprint runner-up Satsuma. Furthermore, the winner will get to design their own silks and all training fees are covered by Racehorse Lotto. Tickets cost £10, with 20% of sales going to the Racing Welfare charity. For more information and to enter, visit; the draw is open until 3pm…