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  • Tania-Parsons-Forever-Wild

    The talented locals behind The Indie Store

    As we gingerly step back into the real world, it's more important than ever to support local. Here, we tell the unique stories behind some of our Indie Store businesses.

  • Two Minute Truths: School Fees

    Worried about your child's education? Watch our brand new Two Minute Truths video on how to plan for school fees, in association with Schroders Personal Wealth.

  • Love 32 the guild

    What’s your sexy? Valentine’s Day gift guide

    From lacy undies and jewels to PJs and cashmere - here are the gifts women *really* want this Valentine's Day. Print and give it to your partner!

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    Wear the rainbow! Bright knits for a lockdown lift

    Lockdown monotony getting you down? Here's a fun idea: brighten up your Zoom calls (and your mood) with a different rainbow knit for every day of the week.

  • Cheaper than therapy: self-help books for 2021

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • TGR Laurent Perrier Champagne Gift box

    Valentine’s Day deliveries

    Holding out for a hero? No need, we've found you 9 noble knights in shining armour or, at the very least, in cardboard takeaway boxes, to inject some foodie romance into your Valentine's Day.

  • Wear the rainbow! Bright knits for a lockdown lift

    Lockdown monotony getting you down? Here's a fun idea: brighten up your Zoom calls (and your mood) with a different rainbow knit for every day of the week.

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

  • Pinch my Bun

    Lockdown takeaways

    Who'd have thunk it? The great British takeaway is now officially the last bastion of civilisation and our brilliant local businesses have brought it to the table like never before. Here's our roundup of where to get your foodie fix.

  • The all-time sexiest period drama heroes

    Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Regé-Jean Page has got us hot under the collar.... so here are 12 more historical hotties, and a sneak-peak at what's coming in 2021.

  • Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

    It's been so long, holidays have taken on a rather emotional hue. So we asked our editors how they really want to spend their annual leave. Expect cocktails, cities, and plenty of sun.

  • Two Minute Truths: Financial care for parents

    Organising care for ageing parents can be a tricky topic to handle – and expensive too. Watch our video for the insider info you need to plan properly for this lifestyle stage.

  • The Simple Life: pared-back properties in nature

    Looking to get away from it all? Try one of these dreamy pared-back properties for a taste of pastoral living. From projects crying out for TLC to sprawling listed mansions, we've got it all.

  • Best new fitness tech for 2021

    Need something to help those workouts along? Itching for some new tech in the new year? Read on for the Muddy edit of the best flashy fitness buys of 2021.

  • Best wellbeing podcasts for 2021

    Want to boost your wellbeing? Hell yeah! While we can’t go to the gym right now, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here's our pick.

  • The foxiest fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

  • Two Minute Truths: Going Single

    Decided to call time on your relationship? Watch the first video in our brand new Two Minute Truths series for expert advice on planning financially for your new beginning.

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    How to give yourself a DIY facial at home

    With salons closed until December, we're retreating to our own bathrooms for a stress-busting DIY facial treatment. Fluffy white robe and cucumber slices optional.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • Hibiscus wine

    Muddy Reviews: Hibiscus Fine Dining, Northampton

    As Hibiscus triumphantly re-opens after a second lockdown, we don our stretchiest waistbands to have a go at their tasting menu and find out how they've bloomed since opening in the grounds of Delapré Abbey just weeks before the pandemic hit.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Where’s the remote? 14 must-watch shows

    Already running out of things to do as the darkness draws in? Well, put away the chess board and engage with these 14 new televisual delights instead.

  • Muddy reviews: WEA’S online learning courses

    Reach for the the Hobnobs when you're feeling emosh? If you've piled on the Corona Rolls this year you're not alone. To find out why, we took a bite of WEA's online course Mood and Food.

  • VINTAGE GURU ST GILES

    Best places to shop vintage in Northants

    Shop sustainably in style with our pick of the 15 coolest vintage shops in Northants for uncovering unique hidden gems. Ready, steady, shop!

  • White Horse Kings Sutton

    10 Autumn walks with pubs

    Is there anything better than a beautiful autumnal walk ending in a pub lunch? Stroll and scoff your way across Northants.

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