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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

Inspired by Wimbledon last week? Us too. So here's to sharp blazers, pretty dresses, and pleated skirts - and where to buy them!

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The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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  • Muddy review: Fox and Hounds, Charwelton

    Muddy review: Fox and Hounds, Charwelton

    Searching for that elusive welcoming village pub that just happens to dish up bold and exciting gastro fare? Fox and Hounds in Charwelton is nailing it with true foodie passion and friendly vibes.

    • Muddy review: The Walled Garden Feast at Lamport Hall

      Muddy review: The Walled Garden Feast at Lamport Hall

      Restaurants are all well and good, but luxe safari style dining is all the rage daahling, don't you know? We dropped in on the latest pop-up sensation in Lamport Hall's stunning walled garden to find out what all the fuss is about.

    • Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      What better week for the reveal of the country's best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? Here are our pick of those a stone's throw from Northants - phones at the ready to bag your table.

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  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we’re back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

    • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

    • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

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  • Hot Northants property – how to find it!

    Hot Northants property – how to find it!

    Itching to move, but finding nada? You need a Property Finder pronto. Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search in Northants is your fast-track to bagging that elusive forever home.

    • Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

      Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

      Need a new speedy lunch? Try this 15 minute fab mozzarella salad from Tart London - the super-cool caterers of choice for the fashion set (plus Naked Wines at 63% off).

    • New wines to try this summer

      New wines to try this summer

      Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers.

    • Give it some sole with reflexology

      Give it some sole with reflexology

      Feeling the pressure? We hear ya sole sister. Pop your feet up and soothe away the stresses with some relaxing reflexology.

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

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  • Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners
  • Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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  • The votes have been counted and verified and the Muddy Awards winners will be announced tomorrow. Eeeek!!! 🏆But first: much needed cake. How about this gorgeous roadside honesty shack where I’m currently bumbling around on the Isle of Mull. We scoffed cheese scones and banana and coconut loaf. See you on the flip side. #muddyawards2021 #isleofmull #supportlocal #inlovewithlocal #honestybox #localbusiness
  • Killer cocktails, a buzzy vibe and bartenders who know their Mojito from their Margarita - where do you go to sink your favourite tipple? VOTE for you favourite local bar via the link in bio. The 5 finalists in the Muddy Awards 2021 in the Best Bar category are:
@thegreenroombrackley 
@barencore 
@corkersbarnorthampton 
@monthesquarebrackley 
@rubyandclaret 

#muddyawards2021 #inlovewithlocal #supportlocal #northants #northamptonshire #coolbars
  • Don’t leave your favourite bookshop on the shelf! Show some love and cast your vote on the Muddy Awards. ☀️VOTING CLOSES AT 5PM!☀️Our 5 finalists on #Northants are:
@oldhallbookshop 
Oundle Bookshop
Harrowden Books
@magazineheaven_ 
@the_reading_tree_ 

#muddyawards2021 #inlovewithlocal #supportlocal #northamptonshire #shelfie #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #loveyourshelf
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  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • 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. 

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