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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

Fancy joining the rapidly expanding in-crowd that includes the likes of Ellie Goulding, Natalie Portman and Jada Pinkett Smith? Might be time ditch the booze.

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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Little Black Book

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


  • Looking to shop more responsibly? Vintage is a smart place to start and there's no shortage of stylish options across Northants. Here are the best places for a good rummage - link in bio. 📸 @vintagegurustgiles 👠❤️ #vintageshopping #retro #antiques #preloved #reloved #shoplocal #shopsustainably #northants #northamptonshire #vintagestyle
  • Ain't no one more #inlovewithlocal than Muddy! We're planning a Christmas indie pop up in the next few weeks so we can all support the best indie brands and shops in our region. Interested in taking part or know someone else who'd be the perfect fit? Get in touch! 👠❤️🥳🎁#shoplocal#supportlocal #northantsbusiness #northants #Northamptonshire #smallbusiness #christmasshopping #uplevelyourbusiness
  • So peaceful at Everdon Stubbs @woodlandtrust this afternoon and we snaffled pockets full of sweet chestnuts to roast on the wood burner. #autmnwalks #northants #northamptonshire #wellywalks #northantswalks sundaystrolls #walkingofftheroast #weekendvibes #treehugger
  • Lovely afternoon at @wappenhamfarm grabbing some pumpkins to carve with the Mudlings. Mr Muddy also bought me a broomstick in the Halloween shop. 🧹 The cheek of it!! But the pumpkin spiced latte with whipped cream definitely made up for it 🧡🧡🧡🎃🎃🎃👻👻👻😋 #pumpkinpatch #halloween #northants #northamptonshire #wappenham
  • Looking for a progressive, independent school for your daughter? @bedfordgirlssch has small class sizes, impressive facilities and a forward thinking attitude towards nurturing each girl to find what it is that inspires her, whether that be STEM subjects, performing arts, sports or academia, the world is her oyster here. Find out more by reading our school review. Link in bio. #muddyschools #schoolreviews #independentschools #gdst #bedford #northants #bedfordshire
  • Anyone else doing #SoberOctober and finding it hard not to give in to temptation? If you’ve over indulged over the last few months (who, me...? 🙄) then give these luxurious zero alcohol spirits from @xachohdrinks a whirl. Ssshhh, you can have them at lunchtime. Click the link in bio to find out more. 🤫🍸🍸🍸 Bottoms up! #alcoholfree #zeroalcohol #liverlover #virgincocktail #healthylifestyle #consciousliving #muddynorthants #northantbiz #northantsbusiness #northants #silverstone #northamptonshire #luxurylifestyle
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  • Is it time to start your own business?

    Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?

  • Kids

    • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

      10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

      Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these brilliant subscription boxes – time to sit with a gin and wait for the postman.

    • Half term bangers.

      Half term bangers.

      With Halloween round the corner it's nearly time for the little darlings to be back home for a whole week. Yippee... But fear not, Northants is bursting with fun activities and things to do to keep the kids happy this half term. It'll be a scream. Mwahahahaha!

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  • What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room

    What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room

    Fresh from the launch of his mouth-watering new cookbook, we caught up with the London Pie King himself to talk Scotch eggs, the Breville toastie masker and cooking for Axl Rose.

    • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

      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, self-care and, er, vagina facials.

    • 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!

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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