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Country Life

20-Nov-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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IN THIS ISSUE

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restorative powers

AS electoral candidates of all hues wrestle for the moral and spending high ground on health, education, crime and Brexit, regrettably little is being said, so far, about the civilising, transformatory, curative properties of surroundings that have been cared for and improved with tenderness and knowledge. On page 46, professionals, commentators and leaders in the conservation world nominate their favourite restorations of the past decade. The list is strikingly varied, from Brutalism to Baroque, urban to rural buildings, terraces to country houses, public institutions to industrial heritage. There is a huge amount to celebrate in these projects, not least the expertise, commitment, money and sheer hard work that have brought them to fruition. Seeing great buildings return to life is supremely reassuring, partly because the process tangibly revitalises familiar places and partly…

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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 & Interiors Giles Kime 555083 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 Designer Ben Harris 555245 Picture Editor Lucy Ford 555075 Deputy Picture Editor Emily Anderson 555076 Senior Sub-Editor James Fisher 555089 Senior Sub-Editor Octavia Pollock 555082 Digital Editor Toby Keel 555086 Property Correspondent Penny Churchill Group Managing DirectorAndrea Davies Managing Director Steve Prentice Assistant Business DirectorKirsty Setchell 551111 Group Art Director Dean Usher Photographic Library Manager Melanie Bryan 555090 Photographic Library Assistant Paula Fahey 555092 Marketing Manager…

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is the end nigh for bugs?

IN the same week that research from the University of York restores hope for embattled moths, another report, commissioned by the Wildlife Trusts for the University of Sussex, warns of an ‘invertebrate apocalypse’. Using the Rothamsted Insect Survey, one of few long-term data sets available for insects in the UK, the York scientists tracked changes in the biomass of moths—essentially, the combined weight of those caught each year at 34 UK sites—between 1967 and 2017. They found that, although the figure has been decreasing since 1982, it’s about twice what it was in 1967. ‘Moths have been in decline for quite a long time now and that is a concern,’ says lead author Callum Macgregor, ‘but to suggest that they’re about to disappear entirely —the data does not seem to support…

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make tax less taxing, say landowners

THE CLA is asking political parties to back its Rural Powerhouse initiative, designed to help the countryside become more productive. The pivot is a call for a simplified tax regime for rural businesses. Director-general Sarah Hendry notes ‘many, many members’ have identified the tax system as a huge hurdle for farms and estates. As Martyn Dobinson of chartered accountants Saffery Champness says, under current rules, ‘rural business owners are required to report their results separately to HMRC for farming, furnished holiday letting, other property rental and other trading activities’. This is not only an administrative headache, but means that landowners face the complex task of apportioning overhead costs across a variety of business strands. With the tax system poised to go digital and move to quarterly income-tax reporting obligations, these burdens…

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pony power

A SCULPTURE trail of painted ponies, created to highlight equine suffering both here and abroad, has clip-clopped its way to Kensington & Chelsea, London. The charmingly decorated models are part of a fundraising initiative by the international charity World Horse Welfare and will be auctioned online on November 27. Olympic riders Zara Tindall, Pippa Funnell, Nick Skelton and Alex Hua Tian, plus British Horse Society president Martin Clunes, Test Match Special’s Jonathan Agnew and Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden, have all had a go—with some artistic help—at painting. Milliner David Shilling, DJ Sara Cox, gardening presenter and COUNTRY LIFE contributor Alan Titchmarsh, artist Katie O’Sullivan and her racehorse-trainer husband Jamie Osborne, plus Formula 1 TV presenter Lee McKenzie (above) and Badminton Horse Trials’s press officer Julian Seaman (right), are also among the…

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good week for

Pine martens The perky, white-bibbed endangered creatures are not such fussy eaters as at first thought; research by Queen’s University Belfast finds they’ll eat whatever’s available, from berries to mice, snails to songbirds —and grey squirrels Mountain hares A new app allows more accurate counting—and a better understanding of the conservation status—of the snowy mammals, including at night time, on Scottish estates Lake District congestion Friends of the Lake District is calling for a moratorium on traffic to ease congestion; the National Trust says it will canvas views and defer to the National Park The harrier The fleet-footed hound bred to hunt hares—bigger than a beagle, but smaller and lighter than a foxhound —is the 222nd pedigree canine to be recognised by the Kennel Club…

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