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Country Life

20-Feb-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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Time Inc. (UK) Ltd
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bada

1 The Piazzetta,Venice, watercolour over pencil with scratching out, 37 x 27 cm by William Callow (1812-1908) from Karen Taylor Fine Art karentaylorfineart.com 2 A pair of Art Nouveau silver candlesticks with enamel decoration by William Hutton, London, dated 1909, from Smith & Robinson smithandrobinson.com 3 A late 18th century primitive Windsor chair of unusually large size, England, circa 1790, from Wakelin & Linfield wakelin-linfield.com 4 Frances Catherine Legge, née Nicoll, countess of Dartmouth, oil on canvas, 75.5 x 63.5 cm, by Tilly Kettle (1734-1786), from Strachan Fine Art strachanfineart.com 5 A pair of WWII era Japanese navy binoculars in original case with accessories, circa 1940, from Hatchwell Antiques hatchwellantiques.co.uk 6 A Scandinavian runic lunar calendar stick from Åbo, Finland, late 16th/ early 17th century, from Ted Few…

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miss sophie attwood

Sophie, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs John Attwood of Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire, is engaged to be married to Guy Herbert, younger son of Mr and Mrs Philip Herbert of Glapthorn, Northamptonshire. Head of operations for Burghley Horse Trials, Sophie will marry Guy at The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutland, this month. ■…

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love bugs

IF we think the plastic pandemic is bad news for the world, then the extinction of insects would be catastrophic. The recent news that our insect population could disappear within 100 years has prompted rightly hysterical headlines about the ‘collapse of Nature’, because, although the world could survive without humans, it’s doomed without insects. As they’re near the bottom of the food chain, we—and almost every other creature—rely on them for everything, from recycling to pollination and, crucially, as the source of protein that fuels most life on Earth.That many chemicals and some intensive farming practices kill insects is no surprise, as that’s what they’re designed to do—we need to use pesticides to enable enough affordable food to be grown for an increasing population—but how do we restore insect…

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town & country

Frank McClean flying his hydroplane through Tower Bridge in 1912. He later crashed into the Thames trying to repeat the trick in the other direction (and survived). The bridge’s history has also seen a number 78 bus leap between the rising bascules in 1952 Towers of strength WHAT’S 143ft tall, incorporates 31 million bricks and is stepped on by 40,000 Londoners every day? Tower Bridge was opened 125 years ago this June to combat rising traffic in the capital, after eight years of construction, during which two massive piers were sunk into the riverbed to support the weight of 11,000 tons of steel clad in Portland stone and Cornish granite.When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) declared it open in 1894, it was the largest and…

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good week for

Rare plants Marsh clubmoss has been rescued from extinction by Plantlife, using the experimental approach of repeatedly driving over specimens in a tractor, allowing them to multiply Desert Island Discs The Radio 4 show, which has been going since 1942, has been named the best ever radio programme by the Radio Times Coastal protection The Government will devote up to £80m towards a new sea wall at Dawlish, Devon, where the railway line was washed away in 2014. However, vital work to steady the cliffs remains unfunded ■…

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bad week for

Cold feet A British expedition to find Shackleton’s ship Endurance , abandoned to the frozen Weddell Sea in 1915, has had to be aborted in the face of the same ‘grim elementary forces’ and for fear of losing its own ship to ‘evil ice’ Countryside communication Customers of the four major mobile networks can’t make basic phone-calls from 33% of rural buildings and 58% are 4G blackspots ■…

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