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  • A Muddy exclusive!

    The hottest new five star hotel in Bucks was open a mere day before I reviewed. Here's my verdict on The Langley.

  • Female flat racing jockey Hollie Doyle in riding hat and purple silk

    The toughest woman in sport

    She's lost teeth and blacked out, but nothing will stop jockey Hollie Doyle getting back in the saddle. Muddy talks to racing's pocket rocket in the run up Ladies Night at Windsor Racecourse.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • BMW Z4 2019 silver on road past stop sign

    Vrooom! A car with zig-a-zig-ah

    Spice up your life with something sleek and sporty – sadly Posh has her mitts on David Beckham, so we'll have to settle for the brand new BMW Z4.

  • Celebrating celebrants

    Just what does a celebrant do? Muddy spoke to a Sussex ceremony star all about the special occasions she's helped create

  • Do Henley Regatta in style

    The annual rowing fandango is fast approaching (3-7 July), and this year there's a flash VIP experience that's got Muddy's name written all over it. Shall we?

  • Stratford Lit Fest 2019: What’s on for children?

    Looking for a cultural family-friendly jaunt this spring? There's a brilliant line-up of best-selling and much-loved children's authors and illustrators at the 12th annual festival. Before you book, check out our top picks..

  • Bistro du Vin, Winchester

    Ooh la la! The Bistro du Vin, Winchester serves up très bon French fare in a relaxed Anglo-Gallic ambience.

  • London calling!

    Love the idea of going into London but find it all just a leetle bit daunting? Make life easy on yourself with our Top 10 tips on how to have a cracking time in the city this Easter.

  • Muddy meets Terry

    Terry Hall a fan of cream teas and the West Country - who knew? The ska legend talks shopping, selfies and what's on his playlist.

  • Walhampton Slide Menu

    Walhampton School

    Muddy says: This pre- and prep has a strong academic record, lots of wonderfully quirky features for non-conventional kids and even its very own sailing lake.

  • MUDDY MEETS SHAPPI

    Comedian Shappi Khorsandi's new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

  • Meet the winners!

  • Hind's Head Bray Roast beef yokshire pudding and triple cooked roast potatoes

    15 Sunday roasts with the most

    Release the Yorkies! No need to slave over a roast, out you go. Here Muddy's Berkshire hot spots for a weekend nosh up.

  • The power of print

    A riot of colour and pattern at the River & Rowing Museum's new William Morris exhibition. We likey!

  • Party at the Castle!

    Get ready for a serious celebration at Sudeley Castle this summer, with amongst others, tenor Alfie Boe, Will Young, All Saints and Sara Cox’s full on party show - Just can’t Get Enough 80s

  • highfield slide

    Highfield and Brookham Schools, Liphook

    Muddy says: This pre-prep and prep school offer a whopping 175 acres of space for kids to run around in while they excel academically.

  • Close shave

    Thought Brexit was divisive? You'd better take a look at this controversial new Gilette ad...

  • Your 2019 holiday inspo

    Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don't answer that until you've read Muddy's guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

  • school in cotswold stone with green fields surrounding it

    Kingham Hill School, North Oxon

    Muddy says: An idyllically placed co-ed, non-selective secondary school with a strong Christian ethos, set in 100 acres of Cotswolds countryside.

  • Picking the perfect Xmas tree

    It's Christmaaaaaas! Bringing a fir into the house feels totally casual. NOT! Here's 5 top tips from the pros at Yattendon Estates so you'll be rocking around the Xmas tree, not in a corner.

  • 10 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 if you want to stroll and scoff your way across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Gift guide for her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • Have a wedding to plan?

    Introducing the Muddy marriage guide with more brilliant local businesses than you can shake a sugared almond at.

  • Brighton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel

    From silly to sexy, there's plenty of fun to be had at Brighton's unique Hotel Pelirocco

  • Inside The Haunted Castle

    Muddy intrepidly goes in search of the scariest thrills for Halloween at Warwick Castle on a family day out.

  • A Georgian stately home.

    West Hill Park School, Fareham

    Muddy says: A happy, romping countryside prep, where children develop in a kind, secure environment & gain regular scholarships to top public schools.

  • Rudimental band sat on speakers

    Win tickets to see Rudimental

    Get your mitts this summer's hottest tickets and join Rudimental for a Party In The Paddock at Newbury Racecourse. The winners' enclosure's this way…

  • R&B Garage singer Craig David great house beard leaning against railing

    The weird world of Craig David

    What do Kestrel Kes, Louboutins and Willy Wonka have in common? Here are 10 things you didn't know about comeback king, Craig.

  • Review: Miss Littlewood

    Seven actors joyously depict the life of charismatic revolutionary British theatre director Joan Littlewood in this new RSC musical at The Swan, Stratford.

  • Seven Michelin starred chefs who worked at the Vineyard Hotel Stockcross Berkshire return for 20th anniversary Back To the Vine

    Dine with 7 mighty Michelin stars

    Crack open the bubbly, it's The Vineyard's 20th birthday and the Top Gun of chefs will be cooking again for 1 night only. And you're invited…

  • King’s High, Warwick

    Muddy says: One of the UK's top performing independent schools for girls aged 11-18 chosen as The Sunday Times' West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year, 2019. This year sees the school moving into a stunning new spacious, green campus.

  • The Kitchen

    So you know your julienne from your chiffonade? Thought not. Muddy sharpens its knife skills and dices like a Don at Chewton Glen's cookery school.

  • Awful Auntie – Live on Stage

    David Walliams’ number one children’s best-seller has its first stage outing – but will it meet fans’ expectations?

  • Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey

    Muddy says: A new Head, palpable energy, passionate teaching staff, stonking grounds and a fleet of boats moored just down the road. If you haven’t considered HCS yet, here’s why you should.

  • Moving to Warks?

    Meet Jayne Horton - the Warwickshire & Midlands own answer to Kirsty and Phil.

  • Georgian building

    Twyford Prep School, Hants

    Muddy says: This Hampshire prep is a cosy school with a strong sporting pedigree and an impressive curriculum that encourages creative thinking.

  • Cliff Cottage, Iken

    Heart-stopping views and an open, airy interior make this secret, Suffolk hideaway very special indeed. Perched high above the River Alde, expect big sunsets and endless, estuary horizons.

  • Cornwall’s Healthy Eating Haunts

    12 Cornish cafes and health food shops that will help you eat better and feel positively saintly, as recommended by the experts.

  • Rye B&B, East Sussex B&B, Knelle Dower Studio, Sussex B&B

    Knelle Dower Studio, Rye B&B

    Starry, starry night... Get solitude, starry skies and breakfast in a heritage cottage when you check into spacious Knelle Dower Studio at Nothiam near Rye.

  • Rising Star: Dinita Gohil

    Muddy meets the Birmingham actor playing Viola in RSC's new production of Twelfth Night with Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon.

  • The Lost Words & Quentin Blake

    You've only until Dec 17 to check out these two stunning family-friendly illustration-based exhibitions - Quentin Blake's Inside Stories and The Lost Words.

  • Sunningdale School, Ascot, Berks

    Muddy says: Small and perfectly formed, Sunningdale is a superb family-run prep that is proudly non-selective.

  • St Andrew’s, Pangbourne

    Muddy says: This bucolic co-ed prep school in the rolling hills of Berkshire is family-oriented with great results.

  • Seurat to Riley

    A gloriously trippy afternoon immersed in Bridget Riley, Op Art and eye-popping installations at Warwickshire's Compton Verney.

  • Fancy a night with George Clooney?

    OK, so he won't actually be in the same room, but he's just a stone's throw away from the refreshed, funky Great House in Sonning. Flash him from your window and you might get lucky.

  • Spring Mischief: Part I

    An interview with Oppenheimer playwright Tom Morton-Smith about his hotly-anticipated new play, The Earthworks, at the RSC’s The Other Place, Stratford until Sat June 17.

  • The Gurnard’s Head

    My ultimate destination pub, in beautiful West Penwith! Go for the fish, go for the wine, go for the scenery. You won’t be disappointed.

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