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  • Paul Zerdin Fab Four

    Muddy meets celeb ventriloquist Paul Zerdin

    He won America's Got Talent and is finally back on tour. Muddy talks to ventriloquist Paul Zerdin about weird fan mail, dressing up as Maggie Thatcher and his beef with Barney the Dinosaur.

  • Supergrass Heritage Live

    Rain or shine, find your fun this weekend

    What’s on near you, you ask? I know, I know! Let the good times roll this weekend. Head out and enjoy outdoor film nights, posh gigs, cool circus and much more.

  • ANYA HINDMARCH CHOCOLATE

    All that glitters! Bonkers sequin tote bags

    Don't know about you but our jogging bottoms/tatty jumper combo that has seen us through lockdown is now losing its appeal. Time to get some sparkle back in our lives. First step: this Anya Hindmarch bag.

  • Does the world need another online school?

    Pearson Online Academy UK Global thinks so! With the launch of the educational behemoth's founding school in September, Muddy gets the lowdown from Principal Jo Vigneron

  • open-water-swimming

    Splash! Best outdoor swimming spots

    It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes! Now dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations in Berkshire. No bombing, running or heavy petting.

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    Travel in style: your UK holiday kit list

    Live your best staycation life. We round up the essential ingredients for a fuss-free, fabulous UK holiday – with lots of options from cool local businesses.

  • The Gilded Bird baby essentials

    Oh baby! Super-stylish nursery essentials

    Looking for stylish baby essentials? We've found a stunning range of changing mats and nursery bedding made right here in the UK from local baby biz, The Gilded Bird. Wanna see?

  • 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

  • The insiders guide to Newbury

    Want to visit this buzzy West Berkshire market town, but have no idea what to see, do and try? I do! I do!

  • A child with strawberries in the hands. Selective focus.

    Where to pick your own in Berkshire

    Grab your straw hat and wicker basket: it's time to PYO. From sumptuous strawberries to green veg to blooming bouquets, here's where to pick 'em.

  • WBC Beat the Street_010

    Will you Beat The Street? Challenge accepted!

    Dust off your Challenge Anneka jumpsuit, grab the kids and play Wokingham's giant street game, Beat the Street. Take it outside and get competitive. It's game on.

  • Greene Oak Windsor Horse Box Muddy editor Rachel Jane

    Review: The Greene Oak, Windsor

    Food reviews are back on the menu and this one's a corker. Owned by two guys from The Ivy stable, serving Michelin rated food, this is a must-try Berkshire gastropub. Ready to tuck in?

  • 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

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    The rainclouds may be out in force (seriously spring, what's going on?!), but this sunny griddled pineapple with vanilla and cinnamon ice cream should brighten up your day.

  • Jason Atherton’s Spanish Chicken Casserole

    Michelin-starred casserole for dinner? Yes please! Make this Spanish dish from chef Jason Atherton, plus save up to 63% on Naked Wines to pair with it. Muy bueno!

  • Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

    What do you get when you cross a chocolate brownie, a waffle maker and a handful of strawberries? Heaven on a plate! Sate your sweet tooth with this delicious recipe.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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