Issue 1167

23 Jan 2017
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About this issue: Overview

Amanda Owen lives on a remote hill farm on the Yorkshire-Cumbria border but has nearly 30,000 Twitter followers and a book deal. Antonia Charlesworth got to Ravenseat just before the snow to meet her – and both her flocks.

Little did Sophie Haydock know when she applied to run the over-subscribed New York City marathon that she would get a place. Time to get training then. Find out how she did it and what lessons she has for any other novice runners.

American prisoners are training wild horses and learning a lot about themselves in the process. A report from Arizona, where herds of mustangs still roam.

In arts and entertainment, new releases include the Resident Evil game, an album from Loyle Corner and the latest book by Luke Rhinehart, famous for The Dice Man.

The Real Junk Food project’s pay-as-you-feel restaurant in Manchester has exceeded its crowdfunding target, as you’ll find out on our news pages, and there’s more on cutting food waste in our comment section, where a campaigner asks Why Don’t We Just… promote community fridges?

DJ Scott Mills writes a letter to his younger self, there’s our ever popular crossword and Sudoku, and much more.