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  • 10 lonely walks in Northants

    Day 1 of self-isolation and already climbing the walls? You can still get out in the fresh air and let the Mudlets run amok. Here's our roundup of the best walks in and around Northants.

  • Military Wives

    Sing it loud

    The Italians could teach us Brits a thing or two about the power of belting out a few tunes from your balcony. Last week, in a show of solidarity amid coronavirus lockdown, Italians of all ages, unable to attend their usual churches, concerts or even cafes, joined voices to sing a bit of Puccini from […]

  • MARCH BOOKS

    Read THESE this month

    Book of the month: The Recovery Of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel This ridiculously compelling thriller’s premise is delicious: Patty Watts has just been released from prison, after serving five years for poisoning her daughter Rose Gold for her entire childhood (Munchausen Syndrome by proxy, basically). Despite everything she went through, Rose Gold, now in her twenties […]

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    6 ways to ace Mothers’ Day

    While we shouldn't need a particular date to treat Mum (hey, lady, she gave birth to you!) Mother's Day is always a good excuse to do something extra special. Cue our pick of six local gift ideas to show that you care.

  • Kristina-and-Ben

    Muddy Meets Kristina Rihanoff

    We caught up with the jaw-droppingly gorge (yes, even in no make-up after an hour of teaching hot yoga) Strictly pro turned yogini and entrepreneur at her super-slick studio, Soo Yoga in Northampton, to chat about her passion for helping others to prioritise their health and wellbeing.

  • Read THESE this month

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Superflashy newsflash!

    Northampton Museum and Art Gallery confirm 20 June for their hotly anticipated re-opening following five-year redevelopment project.

  • The 5 best books out February

    Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em - and then win the lot!

  • The funniest show on TV is back!

    The Cotswolds is all creamy stone cottages, exquisite gastropubs and picture perfect villages, right? Erm...

  • Is it getting hot in here?

    Apply a cold compress and loosen that corset! It's historical hunk time in film and telly (well, hello, Rufus Sewell!), with three new sizzling period dramas to look forward to.

  • Muddy theatre review: Holes

    An exhilarating new stage adaptation of Louis Sachar’s award-winning ‘90s YA hit novel Holes, that will enthrall both kids and adults.

  • Beautiful ballet

    Grand jeté your way to the Derngate pronto. One of Russia's leading ballet companies has returned to our 'hood and we were in there like swimwear.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

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