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Country Life 30-Oct-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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if not now, when?

WE might deplore the way Extinction Rebellion protestors attempted to bring London to a standstill—and applaud the commuters who dragged a daft campaigner off a Tube train roof at Canning Town (didn’t he realise they were already using public transport?)—but we cannot escape the fact that we all need to do more, now. Following on from the success of our first sustainability issue (June 26), this week’s COUNTRY LIFE features more advice on heating our homes (page 52), eating (page 62) and driving (page 58) in more environmentally friendly ways. Anyone who started school in the 1980s has known about the detrimental effects of climate change for a long time and yet nothing much has changed in 40 years. Most of us still use fossil fuels to heat our homes, power our…

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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…

7 min.
starry, starry night

WE think of our beautiful landscapes as being on the ground, but 50% of our landscape is above our heads, in the sky,’ explains Linda Nunn, director of Cranborne Chase AONB, which has just been designated the newest International Dark-Sky Reserve. It is one of only 14 areas in the world to be designated, six of which are in the UK and Ireland. ‘Some people are lucky enough to recognise the Plough,’ she continues, ‘but for others, seeing stars and their constellations is often impossible because of light pollution. Here in Cranborne Chase, we can see the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy, if the clouds allow.’ Straddling Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset, the Cranborne Chase AONB (which includes Knowlton Church, above ) is the sixth largest in the country. Visit…

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good week for

Weary gardeners Trimbot, a new robot programmed by Edinburgh University engineers to recognise different plants and prune accordingly, could be in production within the next five years, subject to safety tests The fishing industry Fishermen can now apply for a share of a £15.4m Maritime Fisheries Fund; the Government hopes this will ensure our fishing and seafood industry continues to prosper once we leave the EU Lost property A painting by American artist Gari Melchers that was seized by the Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 has been discovered in a New York museum. Currently held by the FBI, it will soon be returned to the Mosse family Brutalism A concrete 1960s car park in Edinburgh—Castle Terrace—featured in the film T2 Trainspotting, has been granted listed status by Historic Environment Scotland…

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bad week for

High streets In the past year, 85,000 people have lost jobs in the retail sector; the British Retail Consortium is calling on the Government to overhaul business-rate policies Crowing cocks The RSPCA warns more and more chickens and cockerels are being abandoned because their owners didn’t realise how noisy they’d be Hungry seabirds Mullion Island off the Cornish coast is a sanctuary for nesting great black-backed and herring gulls, cormorants and shags, but National Trust rangers say it’s now littered with thousands of elastic bands; it’s thought the birds bring them there mistaking them for worms Professional footballers They’re 3½ times more likely to die from dementia or another neurological disease, says the University of Glasgow. Lesson: try not to deliberately hit things with your head…

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country mouse

THIS week, November takes its place at the head of the table. It is a month that slowly loses its grip on autumn. It can’t, hard as it tries, hold back winter. Darkness arrives earlier each day as the Sun slowly wanders southwards, like a girl walking away from her former lover. The Sun never looks backwards—its movement is cruel and relentless, until the break up is complete. The trees give up and shed their leaves, as dahlias crash from being the life and soul of the garden to mush with the first frost. Silence creeps across the empty fields and into the hedges. And yet, it is one of my favourite times of year. A time of woodsmoke and astonishing stars as the night usurps the day. Dawn and dusk,…