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Sometimes, one can feel so insignificant

Jake Yapp on why every voice and action counts

You know that bit just up the road where the traffic gets a bit snarly? You know, just by the little one-way system? Yeah. It’s a bit of a pain in the mornings, isn’t it? Still. Not the biggest problem in the world, now is it? The trouble is, there’s a little snarly bit like that happening right now in Leighton Buzzard. And Alfreton. And Skipton. And Waltham Cross. And Snodland. And Melksham, Kidwelly, Lymington, Grantown-On-Spey… Hundreds and thousands of little snarly bits of trafic all over Britain with their requisite litany of cars ticking over. And little snarly one-way systems in Tongshang, Kalininsk, Tingo Maria, and Big Bone Lick, Kentucky (look it up if you don’t believe me). All of them, quietly belching out fumes as their cars idle in that little snarly bit of traffic. In hundreds, thousands, millions of little towns. And then cities. Gridlocked cities, with their huge orbital highways…

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Welcome to our jam-packed July issue. It’s always around this time of year that our staff get a bit thin on the ground, as we all head off on our summer holidays. We’ve had team members head to Ibiza, Madrid and Bali, armed with lists and recommendations, all seeking sun, sea and delicious vegan food. So to make sure you have your best summer yet, we’ve rounded up our top holiday suggestions (p42), got your sun care (p44) and snacks covered (p48) and Will Rankin has some brilliant travel hacks guaranteed to make your trip runs smoothly (p50). Closer to home, we have taken an in-depth look at the state of British wildlife (p106). I can remember, as a girl, walking through woods and seeing a huge array of animals — moles poking their heads out of mounds, timid rabbits darting back to their burrows and ponds lined with frogs. A walk through the countryside, sadly, can feel very different now — our wildlife is in serious and rapid decline with 11 per cent of our woodland species threatened with extinction. We uncover the issues affecting British nature and talk with those trying to save it. I’m also really excited to introduce our hilarious new columnist Claire Thrift (p58), who tells us about how her family are winning this BBQ season. Have a great month

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