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I'm Emma, editor of Muddy Northamptonshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.

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Little Black Book

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy’s ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict – and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

    • The finest afternoon teas in Northants

      The finest afternoon teas in Northants

      Here at Muddy Manor we are very particular about our afternoon teas (FYI its jam first, then cream), so we've picked out the most spiffing local spots for a cucumber sandwich and a proper cuppa cha.

    • What’s on this week in Northants

      What’s on this week in Northants

      All the gear and no idea? Leave it with us, we've got all the latest on what's happening this week in Northants, so slip on your stilettos and skip this way.

    • What’s on in August in Northants

      What’s on in August in Northants

      No one's more excited than us that summer fun is starting to happen. There's loads going on this August from outdoor cinema to theatre and pop-up food events. Masks on, step this way.

    • 8 of the best posh takeaways

      8 of the best posh takeaways

      Desperate to sink your teeth into some fine dining but don't feel ready to take your chances at a restaurant? At your service, Northamptonshire's fanciest takeaways.

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  • Back-to-school for grown-ups

    Back-to-school for grown-ups

    The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here’s our pick for back-to-school style.

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    • Muddy reviews: Creation Theatre’s online drama club

      Muddy reviews: Creation Theatre’s online drama club

      This engaging and innovative new online drama club is a brilliant way of exploring classic literature and ways of storytelling and if your idea of a Zoom call involves sitting still and glazing over in front of a screen, think again.

    • Bedford Girls’ School, Bedford

      Bedford Girls’ School, Bedford

      This independent school for girls age 7-18 is a truly refreshing environment, with outstanding facilities, where girls can try everything, take responsibility for their choices and feel completely confident in their own skin.

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  • My favourite places: William Sitwell

    My favourite places: William Sitwell

    Food writer and MasterChef judge William Sitwell has called the chocolate box village of Weston in South Northants home all his life, with Weston Hall having been in the family since 1714. Fancy a peek into his personal Little Black Book?

    • Muddy Meets Jen Brister

      Muddy Meets Jen Brister

      Desperate for a night out and some belly laughs? We hear you, which is why we caught up with Jen Brister ahead of her drive-thru comedy gig, Car Park Party, this Friday at Franklin's Gardens in Northampton.

    • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS in association with UK theatres. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five women juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

    • Muddy gets chefy with Olivia Burt

      Muddy gets chefy with Olivia Burt

      We catch up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist to find out her backstage goss, favourite dishes and top spots to eat in London.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

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

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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