Good week for

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

Healthy liv­ing

Our spend­ing on al­co­hol and cig­a­rettes has al­most halved in 15 years with UK house­holds fork­ing out four times more on ho­tels and eat­ing out

Scot­tish tourism

Foot­fall at Scot­land’s her­itage sites is up 13%, with a record-break­ing vis­i­tor tally of four mil­lion over the past year

Welsh cat­tle farm­ers

Prepa­ra­tions are un­der way for a cull of Tb-in­fected bad­gers on farms in Wales, a move long over­due, say farm­ers who have been in lock­down

Bad week for Rail com­muters

Hun­dreds of thou­sands of pas­sen­gers will be dis­grun­tled to hear that driv­ers’ union Aslef has re­jected South­ern’s deal; strikes con­tinue.

Shop­ping

Com­pa­nies con­tinue to add a ster­ling pre­mium to their prices and the cost of some car models, for ex­am­ple, has gone up by 12% since June

Sea birds

Some 53 bil­lion nur­dles—small plas­tic pel­lets—es­cape into the UK’S en­vi­ron­ment each year, af­fect­ing 73% of beaches. When birds eat them, they cre­ate a false feel­ing of full­ness, which leads to star­va­tion

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