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  • Art gallery Parkway Newbury

    Will the local love last? The word on the street

    What does designer Wayne Hemingway, artist David Hockney, a gin palace and a Woolly Mammoth have in common? They're all luring us into one Berkshire town.

  • The-Datery

    Valentine (and galentine) letterbox treats

    The pandemic has created a boom in letter box gifting. With so much choice and V-Day coming up, why not make someone's day.

  • Woman holding out a Christmas gift

    J’adore/J’abhor: Surprise presents

    The tree is up and waiting for gifts. But do you like to discover what Santa has bought (*sorry - delivered) on the day or did you buy all your own presents yourself? In September? Two Muddy staffers have two very different opinions...

  • Introducing The Indie Store

    You want to 'shop small' but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here's how you can help too.

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

    Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five women juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

  • Teenagers leaning against the wall texting

    J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • 2020 novelty glasses on table of confetti

    J’adore/ J’abhor…

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here's some food for thought from the autumn's hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

  • Strike a light

    Feeling the need to unwind? Strike a light and relax as hard as you can with these recycled, vegan candles from Hunters Moon

  • Can’t get no sleep?

    You’re not the only one. If Faithless’s 'Insomnia' could’ve been written for you, read on, sleepy head.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Wonderful weddings

    Planning a your I Dos? Don't do anything until you've consulted our guide to the dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more- you're welcome!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

  • Self help books work life balance

    Nail your work/life balance

    The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

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