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Gotta Have It

Grill power oven gloves

Move over Mr M, I'll take it from here. Make the barbecue your own this summer with these super-handy gadgets and accessories.

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Best Places to Live 2020

Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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  • Alice in Lockdown – new socially distanced UK outdoor theatre tour

    Alice in Lockdown – new socially distanced UK outdoor theatre tour

    Looking for some culture to entertain the kids in August? Warwickshire’s Heartbreak Productions’ latest family outdoor performance is coming to scenic venues across the Muddy counties.

    • What to watch online this week

      What to watch online this week

      Your weekly boredom buster is here with all the best and brand spanking new TV, film, music and theatre to keep you entertained from the sofa.

    • Culture vulture: my July hitlist

      Culture vulture: my July hitlist

      Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here's my personal culture planner for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre. I'll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

  • Kids
    • 10 books for younger kids

      10 books for younger kids

      Kids have had a lot on their plates: no school, no play dates, and slim chance of a summer of fun in the sun. Here's 10 great book for ages 5-8 to create a fictional escape route from the madness.

    • Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross

      Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross

      A small, friendly day school for boys aged 3-16 between Gerrard's Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in 7 acres and high on inclusivity, priding themselves on knowing every child individually.

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    • Best at-home pedi kits

      Best at-home pedi kits

      It's starting to feel a lot like peak summer and with the mercury knocking 25 degrees on a regular basis, it means it's also time to expose The Feet. Ready, set, attack!

    • Nail it! 5 pretty press-ons for summer

      Nail it! 5 pretty press-ons for summer

      Beauty salons are back, laydee! Jeez, where do we start? Gagging for a mani? I hear you. Why not fake it 'til you make it with 5 sets of pretty press-ons

    People

  • My favourite places: Lynne Levin, Levin Wines

    My favourite places: Lynne Levin, Levin Wines

    Michelin-starred restaurants, a royalty-approved cheese shop and a farm the kids will love? Sign us up! We take a peek in uber-glam wine expert Lynne Levin’s address book…

    • My favourite places: Natasha Lane from Manor Oxford

      My favourite places: Natasha Lane from Manor Oxford

      Property guru and city girl Natasha Lane is always on the hunt for the best spots in Bucks and Oxon - let's see what she's discovered...

    • Muddy meets: iconic photographer Nick Knight

      Muddy meets: iconic photographer Nick Knight

      He's worked with everyone from Alexander McQueen and John Galliano to Lady Gaga and Kanye West - so it's a surprise to find photography genius Nick Knight's newest exhibition is of flowers shot from his garden and showing at Waddesdon Manor! Blooming heck Nick, what's going on?

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2020

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  • J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    Does the sight of a sleeping bag pique your sense of adventure, or break you out in a cold sweat? Two Muddy behemoths duke it out over camping – let’s hope it doesn’t get too tents (sorry).

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