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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

Summer's here at last! We've picked ten pieces from some of our favourite Rushden Lakes stores to get you sunshine ready.

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The Muddy Stilettos 2021 awards are go!

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The most coveted awards for indie businesses across 25 counties. Nominate your plucky local Indies now.

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Revealed! The winner of our £1,000 Tide competition

    Revealed! The winner of our £1,000 Tide competition

    Last year wasn’t all a disaster! Meet Joanne Cuckson, founder of an innovative job search website, and find out how she plans to use her winnings to increase gender diversity in her sector.

  • Kids

    • Their words: what kids really think of online school

      Their words: what kids really think of online school

      What if you're too scared to put your hand up in class, too exhausted to get out of bed, struggle with SEN, or too busy playing golf? Four kids explain why they made the switch and what they think of life at InterHigh, an online school.

    • Half term freedom in Northants

      Half term freedom in Northants

      Missed having the little ankle biters around this term? Don't answer that. Half term may be upon us but fear not, there's loads to get up to in Northants from movie screenings to museums and much more.

  • Spa review: Whittlebury Park    Spa and Hotel
  • Spa review: Whittlebury Park    Spa and Hotel


  • Say yes to the dress! Want to say a big thank you to the place that made you feel extra special for your big day? NOMINATE your favourite Bridal Boutique for a Muddy Stilettos Award 👰 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Staycation station! NOMINATE your favourite boutique stay (with under 30 rooms) for that girly weekender or naughty night away for the Muddy Awards 2021 😁  #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • This gorgeous creation is a peach melba @murrays_at_whittlebury style, which I scoffed for pud along with many other delights during my incredible Seventh Heaven Luxury Spa Stay at @whittleburypark last weekend. It’s made using fresh raspberries from @lutton_farm and I promise you I did not leave any on the plate. The spa is pretty amazing too - hit the link in bio and head to our website for the full Muddy lowdown. 🌺🌸 #spastay #spatreatment #spahotel #uktravel #staycation #finedining #northants #northamptonshire
  • Our lovely local indie bookshops are the heart of the high street so show them you care by NOMINATING them for a coveted Muddy Stilettos Award by clicking the link in bio 📚 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Wild poppies and #Northamptonshire ironstone on a house in my village that dates back to the 17th century. Had to take an hour to walk the dog this morning whilst it was still fairly cool. #countrywalks #northants #wildflowers #ironstonecottage #wildpoppies #fridayflowers
  • Cuteness alert! Got a baby and desperate to get out for some real life, in-person baby group action and face to face bonding time with your little poppet? Yes new Mums, we see you. Try the lovely Shona’s 4-week baby reflexology sessions in Flore. Booking for the July course is now open and you’ll learn massage and reflexology techniques that can help support your baby with things like colic, sleep and digestive issues. Head to @tinytoesreflexage_northampton to find out more. 💕👣 #newmum #reflexology #northants #northantsmums #northanptonshire #muddynorthants #muddyawards2021
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  • Best swimwear for 2021

    Best swimwear for 2021

    Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it’s the Med or the back garden, it’s time to splash out. Whether it’s eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we’ve found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

    • 48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

      48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

      Be it Blackpool or Barbados, make this summer holiday your most stylish yet. From handwoven kaftans to beach speakers, these are the holiday must-haves in Muddy's basket.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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

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

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