Paula Lester

Managing & Features Editor

Paula Lester

With a degree in journalism from the London College of Printing, Paula joined Country Life after starting her career as a crime reporter on the The Sidmouth Herald in Devon. She lives in Dorset with her husband, a gamekeeper, and their three dogs and has written for The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, as well as Harpers & Queen, Horse & Hound and The Field.

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North Ronaldsay sheep

The future of a rare, seaweed-eating sheep in Orkney looks more secure, thanks to the work of a new charity.

what to wear cheltenham feature

Hats off to Penmayne of London and Katherine Hooker at Cheltenham as their collaboration provides brilliant combinations of hats and coats for this year's Cheltenham

45 Jermyn St

45 Jermyn Street is open all day and night until 11pm, and whether you have breakfast, lunch or dinner you can be sure you're in safe hands

As Country Life’s Editor, Mark Hedges, reports on a special stalking trip to Scotland and how best to cook venison in this week’s issue, we recommend three more tasty recipes…

Paula Lester has a polo lesson at the Beaufort Polo Club.

Speculation that next week's Queen's Speech will herald changes to access laws that enable energy companies to explore for shale gas without permission from landowners is causing debate in the…

Campaigners have vowed to keep up the pressure even though HS2 came closer to becoming a reality last week in Parliament

A campaign by Country Life has succeeded in achieving a turnaround on the living quarters of the Bishop of Bath and Wells