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Country Life 25-Sep-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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country life

Editor: Carla Passino Sub-editor: Octavia Pollock Design: Ben Harris Picture Editor: Lucy Ford Property Editor: Annunciata Elwes Editor-in-chief: Mark Hedges Advertising: Oliver Pearson Editor Mark Hedges Editor’s PA/Travel Rosie Paterson 555062 Deputy 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 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 Assistants Paula Fahey 555092; Sarah Hart 555093 Marketing…

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tax made easy

GUERNSEY has seen a few changes to its tax system in the past few years that have made the island even more appealing to new residents. An independent jurisdiction, the Bailiwick has long had a simple fiscal regime, with no capital gains tax, inheritance or wealth tax, VAT or goods and services tax. Income tax is set at a 20% flat rate (after the appropriate allowances and deductions), with different caps available largely depending on residence status. This derives from the number of days spent on the island (visit www.gov.gg for details). People deemed to be ‘resident only’— broadly, those who spend between three and six months a year in Guernsey—can pay a £30,000 charge, with further tax due only if their local-source income exceeds £150,000. People who are ‘solely or…

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guernsey goes retro

THIS weekend sees the inaugural edition of the Guernsey Retro Festival. Classic cars, post-war music and beehive hairstyles will take over the island in a celebration of its 1950s and 1960s heritage. The three-day event features a packed programme of live concerts, a retro market and a 1950s- and 1960s-office-themed dress-up competition. Visit www.guernseyretro.com…

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setting a green example

PERHAPS people don’t associate Guernsey with sustainability, but the island is making huge strides towards eco-friendly living. Among those championing the changes is Richard Lord of Sustainable Guernsey, an organisation that sets out to protect the environment and enrich the local community. With a background in fisheries, Mr Lord is particularly concerned with marine plastic pollution. Debris washes up frequently, so locals have taken the matter into their own hands. Mr Lord, together with photographer Karl Taylor, has launched a hard-hitting awareness campaign and a group of beachcombers, spearheaded by Sam Reoch and her Face-book group Found on the Beach in Guernsey, go plastic-picking almost every day. The battle against rubbish, however, is fought as much in the shops as on the beaches. Enter Alison Vine, who, together with other investors,…

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where to see guernsey’s biodiversity

Ramsar sites Two locations—Lihou Island and Herm (with the Humps and the privately leased island of Jethou)—are designated as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The former is home to birds from grey herons to peregrine falcons; the latter has seals, turnstones and, in spring, puffins The South Coast Cliffs This SSSI has about 28 miles of coastal footpaths, with breeding seabirds and the black-backed meadow ant, which is extinct in the UK Silbe Nature Reserve Set in a secluded valley, this reserve encompasses different habitats—from woodland to wet meadows—rich in flowers and birds…

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the wild island

GUERNSEY life revolves around the sea. On an island of only 24 square miles, the outer edge is always the main draw for the eye and, here, it is a seductive, deep turquoise, rushing up white sandy beaches and rocking against striking cliff formations. In her youth, walking guide Gill Girard (www.gillgirardtourguide.com) considered herself lucky to have a wooden body board to surf the water, but nowadays, an ever-widening array of watersports is available on the island and local residents keep themselves avidly up to date with wind-speed forecasts and tide timetables. Sailing, diving, surfing and kayaking are familiar choices, but modern additions include paddle-boarding and coasteering—the latter being a quirky sport involving scrambling, jumping and swimming along the foot of cliffs. Mrs Girard, still a keen open-water swimmer, has a…

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