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Great British food

There's still time to get involved in British Food Fortnight and this year Love British Food is running a competition to find Britain's biggest community celebration of food. A superb group of high-profile judges from the food industry are involved in the competition this year, including chef Raymond Blanc, Great British Bake-off winner Candice Brown and NFU president Minette Batters. 

If you want to enter your community, just take lots of photos of your local celebratory event and send them in before 15 October. If you don't have an event happening near your, it's not too late to organise one! The find out more and how to enter, click here.

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Countryside Quiz

1: Webb Wonder and Winter Destiny are varieties of what?

2: What is a Bedfordshire clanger?

3: What type of animals are Cornish Rex and Devon Rex?

4: How can you find out how old a horse is?

5: What type of plants are epiphytes?

6: Simply, what causes oysters to ocassionally produce pearls?

For the answers, click here.

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Member offers and competitions

Enter our fabulous member competitions here to win gardening equipment, a bundle of educational toys, pet food and even tickets and a backstage tour for Olympia, The International Horse Show. Plus, find out more here about your great member benefits including 15% discount on Joules clothing and homeware.

As of 1st November 2018, the NFU has decided to terminate its partnership with Bigblu (formally Avonline) who provided discounts on satellite broadband solutions to NFU Countryside members. The NFU has asked that any progressing orders are honoured until this date and that existing customers who are NFU members continue to be receive the level of service that the NFU expects. Should you require any clarification of this notification please contact Countryside Helpline on     0370 840 2030.

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Help to fight rural crime

The NFU has partnered with charity Crimestoppers to launch the Rural Crime Reporting Line through which the public can give anonymous information about four types of rural crimes: large-scale fly-tipping, hare coursing, livestock theft and machinery theft. This is a vital tool in the fight against rural crime and to find out more and how you can report a crime, click here.

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In next month's issue of Countryside

Autumn glory: Get seasonal inspiration from the beautiful gardens at Daws Hall

Remembering World War One: It's 100 years since the end of World War One and our seven-page special looks at how the countryside recovered from the Great War 

A vintage year? Why 2018 is looking like a bumper year for Britain's vineyards

Eat, walk, sleep: Lorna Maybery is on the trail of great food in Monmouthshire

Agriculture Bill: What it means for the rural community

Great British food: Miranda Gore Browne tempts our tastebuds with great food tips and delicious seasonal recipes

Working animals special: The vital role of the humble earthworm; why dogs are more than just companions in the countryside; our beautiful heavy horses in pictures

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Your Details

If you are moving house or need to change any of your contact details please call the Countryside Helpline on 0370 840 2030 so we can update your membership. Alternatively log in and change your details.

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Countryside quiz answers:

Don't forget to click here for your quiz answers

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