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Country Life

Country Life


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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eat, drink and be merry

HOW times have changed. Once the world’s culinary kicking boy, a dyspeptic punchline to the same old joke, British food is thriving (‘Around Britain in 50 foods’, page 36). Exports continue to soar, our national produce synonymous with quality, craft and the very highest of welfare standards. Not so much coals to Newcastle as cheese to France, chocolates to Belgium, even tea to China. For decades, British cooking was a term of abuse, a culinary cuss, a byword for the drab, dreary and institutionally dull. Not any more. Our chefs and restaurants astonish with their skill, ingenuity and passion, as gastronomes the world over come to bow their heads at the altars of St John, The Fat Duck, Rules, Ynyshir and Core. And with good reason. We may be a nation…

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country life

Editor Mark Hedges Editor’s PA/Travel Rosie Paterson 555062 Editorial Assistant Phoebe Bath 555046 Telephone numbers are prefixed by 01252 Emails are name.surname@ti-media.com Editorial enquiries 555046 Deputy Editor Kate Green 555063 Managing & Features Editor Paula Lester 555068 Architectural Editor John Goodall 555064 Gardens Editor Tiffany Daneff 555067 Fine Arts & Books Editor Mary Miers 555066 Executive Editor and Interiors Giles Kime 555083 Deputy Features Editor Victoria Marston 555079 Acting News & Property Editor James Fisher 555089 Luxury Editor Hetty Lintell 555071 Group Art Director Dean Usher Art Editor Emma Earnshaw Deputy Art Editor Heather Clark Designer Ben Harris 555245 Picture Editor Lucy Ford 555075 Acting Deputy Picture Editor Storm Johnson 555076 Chief Sub-Editor Octavia Pollock 555082 Digital Editor Toby Keel 555086 Property Correspondent Penny Churchill Acting International Property Editor Carla Passino Group Managing DirectorAndrea Davies Managing Director Steve Prentice Assistant Business DirectorKirsty Setchell 551111 Photographic Library Manager Melanie Bryan 555090 Photographic Library Assistant Paula Fahey 555092 Marketing Manager…

2 min.
beware bumps in rural roads

A BAN on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars will be in place by 2035, the Government has announced. The policy was unveiled as part of the launch event of COP26, the annual UN gathering to discuss climate change, which will be held in Glasgow in November. The plan will be subject to a consultation and comes after climate experts said that the previous target of 2040 was too late if the UK intends to stick to its goal to be emitting almost zero carbon by 2050. Hybrid vehicles are also included under the new proposals, meaning that people will only be allowed to buy fully electric or hydrogen cars and vans. The policy drew criticism from a variety of groups, with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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electric vehicles at a glance

• Under current plans, only fully electric or hydrogen vehicles may be purchased from 2035 • In December 2019, 4,054 battery electric vehicles were registered, up 203.9% from December 2018, but still only making up 2.7% of total vehicles sold that month. In 2019 as a whole, battery electric vehicles made up 1.6% of registrations • According to Scottish Power, the UK will need 25 million electric vehicle chargers by 2050. As of February 6, there are 30,347 points at 10,815 locations, according to the website www.zap-map.com • The Office of Budget Responsibility estimates that, this financial year, fuel duty will raise £28.4 billion. There has been no announcement as to what, if anything, will replace it • The Nissan Leaf, which is made in the UK, is the most popular battery electric car…

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dandy dandelions

THEY might be seen as annoying weeds that can spoil a decent lawn, but dandelions are a haven for bees. Gardeners are being asked to refrain from mowing them over by the new president of the British Ecological Society (BES), as they are a valuable food source for early pollinators. Jane Memmott, who took over at the BES at the beginning of this year, said gardens have become too neat, which isn’t helping our insects —a vital cog in our countryside. ‘People are a lot tidier than they used to be. This whole business of keeping your lawn neatly clipped and pulling the weeds out is part of some British obsession with tidiness,’ says Prof Memmott. ‘If you look back at old pictures, people weren’t as tidy. I think bohemian untidiness is…

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good week for

Getting around the countryside A £20m trial for on-demand buses in rural and suburban areas was announced this week, allowing passengers to order rides through an app. Some £30m of further funding will be spent to improve or restore bus services that have been cut. The Government hopes all buses will be electric by 2025 Theatre-going seals A wild grey seal has been recorded ‘clapping’ on camera, creating ‘shotgun-like’ sounds. The male was filmed off the Farne Islands; scientists believe the display attracts females, as well as scaring away potential competitors Rare beans The Prince of Wales plans to preserve rare plants for future generations by planting two varieties of endangered seeds at Highgrove. They are the Mrs Lewis Purple Podded Climbing French bean and the Black Valentine Dwarf bean French bees Three hives of bees that…