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  • Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

    Fancy glowing skin, a sculpted jawline or a tighter bum? No need to go under the knife - we've scoured the Muddy counties for the best non-invasive treatments in top-rated salons.

  • Dive in! 16 incredible swimming pools world-wide

    Make a splash on Instagram in one of these amazing swimming pools, from infinity-edged stunners to private plunge pools with a view.

  • Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

    Fancy a new lippie, liner or luxe shampoo? Ready your makeup bags (and your credit card) - we've scoured the country for the best new beauty shops and pop-ups this summer

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    With its butterscotch-stoned villages, rolling countryside and buzzing market towns, the sheep-nibbled hills of the Cotswolds are heart-tuggingly enchanting. Enter field-left, our Insiders Guide!

  • Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

    Muddy's teamed up with luxury open-air shopping destination Bicester Village to explore Oxfordshire's most gorgeous fashion, eating and shopping destinations. Let's go!

  • Best new kid’s reads, from picture books to YA

    From Olaf Falafel's Blob Fish to the pre-teen adventure novel snapped up by Netflix and Julia Walton's latest YA romance, we've got your family summer reads covered.

  • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

    Whether you're heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm's at a garden party - here's how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown's picks, all new-in at Next.

  • Mind your own business! A guide for budding entrepreneurs.

    If you're navigating the choppy waters of running a new business, fear not! We've got the lowdown on everything you need to get right in order to make entrepreneurial life a total breeze.

  • A stay fit for a queen! 8 hotels with royal connections

    Looking for somewhere to rest your crown? Pack the corgis and head to one of these hotels and holiday homes with the royal stamp of approval.

  • Your summer reading list – sorted!

    Need a new read to bring to the beach (or, y'know, to keep on the bedside table)? The literary brains at Muddy have rounded up the best new and upcoming novels to add to your TBR pile.

  • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Staycationing this summer? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Sunshine escape: 48 hours in Lisbon!

    Stop the city break search! Portugal’s hilly capital’s bursting with colour, culture and great places to eat, drink and stay (not to mention custard tarts at every turn...).

  • 50 gorgeous glamping stays to book now

    Pitching a tent? No thanks! These 50 luxurious stays across the Muddy counties put the 'glam' in glamping, from stunning yurts to chic lodges and charming shepherd's huts.

  • Hotels we heart! 53 stylish staycations to book now

    Fancy cool interiors, facilities to die for and plenty of space at the inn? Your wish is our command! Feast your eyes on the chicest large hotels the Muddy counties have to offer

  • Insider guide to Northampton

    Think you know everything there is to know about Northampton or are you a newbie and need the inside line? Read on for the Muddy guide to Shoe Town and a bit beyond.

  • Fresh air, fresh fashion!

    Seven compelling reasons to head to Bicester Village including up to 20 per cent off prices in April's renowned Private Sale and the Do-Good pop up boutique. Trust us, no-show is not an option.

  • 25 stunning coastal stays to book now

    Ready to book that spring/summer seaside staycation? Then you'll want to book into one of these super-luxe coastal stays - and pronto - before they're all booked up!

  • Bridgerton filming locations you can visit IRL

    Remember being obsessed with Bridgerton? Well, Netflix’s hit show (82 million viewers and counting) is back for a second series on 25 March, and Muddy’s already buying in the popcorn and keen to visit all the key locations!

  • House swap! What does £1m get you?

    Upping sticks to pastures new? Let's see what a cool million will get you on the property market across the Muddy counties - quite a lot, as it happens! Going once, twice, SOLD to the lady with the big grin on her face.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

    Ex Elle editor, parenting author and mum of four Lorraine Candy talks hormones (yours!), pot-plant parenting, and how adults need to look after their own mental health

  • Witness the fitness! Best sportswear to buy now

    There's loads of gorgeous new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

  • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

    Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here's a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

  • Muddy drives: The Porsche Macan

    You have too many children to justify a sports car. You're too cool to slum it in a traditional SUV. What's a girl to do? Oh hello Porsche Macan, park right here.

  • 6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

    This Autumn’s hottest new film release comes courtesy of Sky Cinema and it's a corker! A period drama with real punch and passion, here's why you need to make time in your diary or on your sofa to watch it.

  • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

    The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

  • Christmas gift guide: For Her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho!

  • Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

    Madonna's cone bra is now available to rent! It's ethical, eco and everywhere... here's where you can rent, repair and sell-on stylish clothes, from Christmas party outfits to eye-catching clutch bags

  • 10 of the best party venues in Northants

    Big do on the cards? Whether it's a family gathering, birthday bash, hen do, Christmas shindig or even a wedding, we've picked 10 of the most unique venues in Northants to wow your guests.

  • Fancy a leafy new life in Northants? Then read this!

    The grass really is greener in Northants, but be sure to check out Stacks Property Finder extraordinaire Rachel Johnston's insider tips before you make the move.

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    The Muddy Awards Winners’ Drinks. Cin cin!

    Bringing you all the gorgeous smiles, fun and festivities from the day we celebrated our fantabulous 2021 Muddy Awards Winners. Come meet your worthy local champs.

  • Wedding special

    Don't book anything until you've read this! Introducing the Muddy marriage guide covering Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland and featuring more brilliant local venues and suppliers than you can shake a sugared almond at.

  • 6 of the best museums and galleries in Northants

    Fancy a culture injection? Whether you're flying solo or desperate to keep the kids entertained this summer, check out these brilliant Northants museums for some highbrow entertainment.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

    Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then... The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

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    Rev her up! Muddy test drives the electric Porsche Taycan

    Just like yours truly, the fully electric Porsche Taycan is fast, luxurious and a bit of a minx. I've just taken it for a weekend test drive - strap in for the Muddy verdict.

  • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

    We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank

  • Nine divine holiday rentals to book now for an autumn break

    If you didn't have sharp enough elbows to get your summer holiday staycation nailed, fear not. Here are the holiday rentals to book now for an autumn weekend escape

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • 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, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

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