Country Life 13-Jan-2021

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.

País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
Periodicitat:
Weekly
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51 Números

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2 min.
look on the bright side

Pinehurst II, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7BF 0330 390 6591; www.countrylife.co.uk NEW Year celebrations may have been cancelled, but 2021 does not dawn without reasons to be cheerful. Apart from the vaccines (one developed against the clock in Britain) and their roll out (a Herculean effort of logistics), progress could be made on one of the great world problems: climate change. In November, Britain will host world leaders in Glasgow at the successor to the COP21 meeting that produced the Paris Agreement in 2015. Paris made history because it was the first time the governments of the world committed themselves to targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases. It is true that these targets have not always been met, but Glasgow should provide new momentum for three reasons.…

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3 min.
life after the deal

IT has been almost two weeks since the UK began its new relationship with the EU and two weeks since the trade deal was signed into law. The reaction to the deal from the agricultural sector has been broadly positive, with organisations praising the absence of tariffs and quotas. However, hurdles lie ahead, such as definitions on rules of origin, as well as increased physical checks and additional paperwork required for imports and exports, which could increase costs, the brunt of which may fall onto British producers and consumers. In a statement after the deal was agreed, NFU president Minette Batters said: ‘The tariff-free element will be a particular relief for farmers who rely heavily on the EU export market, such as our sheep farmers, as well as farmers across British…

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1 min.
marine marvels

ALTHOUGH 2020 was not the best year for humanity, it was pretty good for Nature, especially Britain’s marine life. To celebrate, The Wildlife Trusts have released the Marine Review 2020, which showed thousands of us thrilled at the sight of tuna, sand lizards and a rare sea slug. The review is conducted by The Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas teams and highlights included thousands of Atlantic bluefin tuna making a rare ‘run’ up the Channel from Cornwall to Kent; the first sighting of an orca in Strangford Lough, Ulster, since 1962; an explosion of terns (not literally) at the North Wales trust’s Cemlyn site on Anglesey; 30 bottlenose dolphins ‘partying’ (at a social distance, we hope); and minke whales in Yorkshire. ‘The seas around the UK are home to the most extraordinary wildlife,’…

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1 min.
equine gold still glitters

DESPITE a tricky year for horse-racing in Britain, bloodstock auction house Tattersalls managed to pull off three successful auctions in its December Sales. The Foal Sale saw two colts sired by Britain’s most expensive stallion, Dubawi, sell for a combined price of 1.3 million gns to Dubawi’s owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. Dubawi raced for the sheikh in 2004–05 and won three Group One races. He stands for an eye-watering £250,000. Frankel, the highest-ever-rated racehorse, trained by the legendary Sir Henry Cecil, had two of his progeny make the top-10 lots across the week. Frankel stands at Juddmonte Farms, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, for a fee of £175,000 and it was Prince Khalid himself who shelled out 550,000gns and 260,000gns…

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1 min.
good week for

Picking up a book The Duchess of Cornwall has set up a new initiative dedicated to the ‘celebration of literature in all its forms'. The Reading Room, launched on Instagram, will be a literary hub for people around the world and will see The Duchess offer book recommendations and interviews with the authors themselves Studious physicians The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has abandoned a plan to sell some £10 million worth of rare books to plug a gap in its finances. The RCP intended to sell books, such as a very rare first edition of The Canterbury Tales, but was forced to reverse its decision after a public outcry from members Lady sea lords Capt Amy Bauernschmidt will soon rule the Pacific, after being promoted to be the first female commander of a nuclear-powered…

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1 min.
bad week for

Pedestrians Mercedes has revealed a touchscreen infotainment system for its new EQS electric car that is some 56in wide. The screen, which will stretch from one side of the car to the other, will give drivers lots of things to look at and play with rather than concentrating on the road London’s green belt A group has warned that London's green belt is under threat, after the number of proposed houses to be built on greenbelt land almost doubled. According to London Green Belt Council, a collection of local councils, residents' associations and environmental groups, the number of sites earmarked for house building in the protected ring rose from 203 in 2016 to 632 in 2020…

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