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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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miss hannah jackson

Hannah is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Stuart Jackson, of Croglin, Cumbria. Educated at the Liverpool John Moores University, where she studied animal behaviour, Hannah is a farmer and contract shepherdess. Runner-up in the Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year award, she also took part in the recent season of SAS: Who Dares Wins.…

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where to find calm

A RECENT item on the news provided a small, but uplifting respite from all the shouting. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner usually reports on the most miserable of human situations, but here he was chirruping about how, every year, he goes to listen to Colin the Cuckoo when the bird returns to its (secret) second home on a Surrey heath.He’s not the only high-profile person to find solace in Nature’s many small pleasures, an effective reminder that there are pockets of tranquillity to be found in even the busiest lives and places. Here are more ways to lighten the soul. • Sit by a pond: no one can be unhappy in the presence of ducklings, moorhen chicks, dragonflies or water boatmen• Visit the library: the atmosphere of these precious…

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country life

Editor Mark HedgesEditor’s PA/Travel Rosie Paterson 555062Telephone numbers are prefixed by 01252 Emails are name.surname@ti-media.com Editorial enquiries 555062 Subscription enquiries 0330 333 1120 Back issues 01795 662976; support@mags-uk.comDeputy 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 ChurchillGroup Managing DirectorAndrea Davies Managing…

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town & country

I told you not to talk to strangers: sheep are being stolen in huge numbers Sheep stealers raise their game LIVESTOCK thieves are finding new and ingenious ways to wreck farmers’ lives, according to NFU Mutual, which reports that £2.5 million worth of animals were stolen in 2018—an 11% rise in two years. ‘Only a generation ago, rustling was typically a local crime involving a couple of lambs or half a dozen geese being taken “for the pot”,’ points out Tim Price, the company’s rural affairs specialist. ‘Now, it’s an organised crime, with dozens, or even hundreds, of sheep worth thousands of pounds being taken in a single raid. Thieves are using stolen working sheepdogs to round up the sheep, which are then loaded into trailers or onto…

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good week for

Entente cordiale More than 100 estates, including Scone Palace, Castle Howard, Holkham, Belvoir, Powderham, Firle Place and Doddington Hall, have answered Historic Houses’ call to arms for oak timber to help rebuild Notre Dame A national treasure Worthing Pier, a landmark much loved by both promenaders and fishermen since 1862, has been voted Pier of the Year for 2019 Village lifelines Defra has launched a £3 million fund for village halls; villages can apply for a grant of up to £75,000 to cover 20% of the costs of refurbishment…

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100 years ago in country life april 26, 1919

THE ceremony of the distribution of the Royal Maundy at Westminster Abbey is a queer medley of survivals. There on either side of the choir the poor old men and women are lined up awaiting the Lord High Almoner, in truly glorious apparel and carrying in his hand a prim little Early Victorian bouquet with a paper frill—a survival of the time when King James really washed the feet of twelve poor men and a little fragrance was needed. The Yeoman carries the dish containing the alms on his head; the purses are ranged with their long strings of red and white hanging over the edge, so that he looks for all the world like a walking Maypole. The strangest survival of all is that piece of etiquette which…