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  • Spooky Stilettos! Halloween podcast special

    Muddy's Ed-in-Chief Hero Brown guest stars alongside ghost hunter Ruth Roper Wylde on Oxford's spookiest podcast The Quantum Mechanics.

  • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

    Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

  • Stroll and scoff: 11 Autumn walks with pubs

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? (spoiler alert: NO). Here's my starter for 10 across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Man the forts! The best castles within 90 minutes

    Ready for a right royal day out? We've rounded up 12 of the coolest castles in Bucks, Oxon and beyond. Tiara at the ready, let's go!

  • In the pink: the rosé revolution

    Once dismissed as "lady petrol" rosé wine is now officially the drink of the summer. Read on for tips on the best to buy, and that all important question - does it give you a hangover?

  • Lockdown Learning survey featured in ET

    Earlier this month Muddy commissioned a survey, amongst 1200 readers, to find out how they feel about virtual-schooling. The results have been picked up by Education Technology.

  • Muddy’s next generation!

    Muddy Stilettos founder Hero Brown interviewed for the VIDA Media Podcast, for having one of 20 of the most interesting and relevant start up media businesses in the UK right now. June 2020.

  • How to keep your kids learning in lockdown 

    It’s tricky enough for adults to stay motivated right now, but how on earth do you keep your kids positive, bright and ready to learn? Two top local schools offer some great advice.

  • Stars launch RSC Homework Help

    Today Tamsin Greig, Noma Dumezweni and Patrick Stewart launch RSC Homework Help – the chance for UK students to get RSC actors to help unlock Shakespeare’s plays.

  • House Swap

    There's nothing like a long lockdown to make you appreciate your home - or make you want to move the second it gets lifted. So what will £500,000 buy you across the Muddy counties?

  • Poppinghole Farm Spa Days, Spa days Sussex, countryside spa days

    Poppinghole Farm Spa

    Ramp up the relaxation on a spa day with your own cottage base included

  • Nurturing Your Teen’s Career Aspirations

    Many Year 11's are now deliberating over where to study for A levels and what subjects to choose. How can a school best support your teen to succeed in today’s workplace?

  • FIRST LOOK: The Boy in the Dress

    Back of the net! Footie, fashion and clever choreography come together in the RSC's new adaptation of David Walliams' children's novel. Take a peek ahead of next month's opening night.

  • Stay here: One Abbey Lane, Southam

    This beautifully renovated Tudor gem in Warwickshire featured on BBC 2's Restoration Home is now a stylish B&B apartment.

  • The Boxing Hare

    A strong Muddy fave, The Boxing Hare in Swerford comes out fighting with a Michelin chef, experienced owners, a newly renovated orangerie and celeb clientele. Book us in!

  • John’s House Restaurant

    A few phone calls and a six month waiting list later, I finally made it to Leicestershire's only Michelin-starred restaurant...but was it worth the wait?

  • Behind-the-Scenes

    Rufus Hound and Les Dennis join Caroline Quentin, Alexandra Gilbreath and Jonathan Slinger in the RSC's upcoming revival of John Vanbrugh's Restoration comedy at the Swan, Stratford, from Thur May 2.

  • It’s a Woman’s World

    Muddy has a sneaky behind-the-scenes look at some of the stunning costumes made in Stratford-upon-Avon for the RSC's new gender-switched revival, The Taming-of-The Shrew.

  • Pangbourne sign with viking boat on top

    Berkshire’s new property hotspot

    River location, great schools, indie shops a gogo and you can whizz into London in less than an hour. Pangbourne's ticking all the boxes.

  • REVIEW: Billionaire Boy

    Will this madcap musical adaptation of David Walliams's best-selling children's book be flushed with success or just bog standard? Muddy rolls up at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre to check it out.

  • New 2019 BMW X5 SUV driving ini woods

    Feeeeeeel the luxury

    Comfortable, luxurious and practically drives itself. Buckle up, baby, Muddy takes the sexy new X5 for a spin.

  • spa somerset

    In your element

    Say hello to Somerset's newest luxury (and truly rural) spa, just voted Best Newcomer in the Good Spa Awards

  • leopard print clutch with wild slogan in pink embroidery and pink tassel Gift Pop

    Bags of sunshine

    Get your hands on a piece of tropical paradise. This GiftPop clutch has got payday treat written all over it.

  • Shakespeare’s Gardens

    Been to visit the stunning contemporary new sculpture garden at Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford yet?

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