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  • Best beaches in the South & South West

    Heading south for the summer? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches, including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

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    60 things to do locally this July

    The social calendar's full and celebrating summer! From fun festivals to cutting-edge theatre and arty exhibitions, here's what's on in Berkshire this July.

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    Review: Goat On The Roof, Newbury

    Small plates are where it’s at in the restaurant world, so we trip trapped over to Bridge Street in Newbury to eat at Goat On The Roof – a new British tapas restaurant and wine bar, showcasing the very best UK produce.

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    Pack a hamper! 15 perfect picnic spots

    Pack your scotch eggs and lashings of ginger beer - I'm heading to these 15 outdoor beauty spots across Berkshire to enjoy lunch al fresco.

  • Review: anti-ageing tweakments at Skinvie, Ascot

    Botox and anti-ageing injectables are no longer taboo. As a newbie to the world of tweakments I booked in with Dr Anna Puri at Skinvie and love, love, love the results.

  • Meet the Muddy Awards 2022 winners

    Your votes have been counted and - drumroll please - the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2022 winners. Go say hi, they're local you know!

  • In with the new (build)! Ready to ditch the period dream?

    Thinking about moving house in the new year but not sure what sort of house should be your home? Muddy weighs in on the old versus new build debate

  • Kate & Wills: Welcome to Windsor

    It's official – Team Cambridge are moving to Windsor. To help Kate, William and the kids settle into their new home, here's our in-the-know intel on life in the Berkshire 'hood.

  • Bottoms up! 13 lovely local vineyards to visit

    Sunshine and home-grown tipples – now that’s what we call a Muddy outing! Taste and explore this English Wine Week (18 – 26 June) at these brilliant vineyards.

  • 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.

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    The Oratory Prep School, Woodcote

    Academically strong with excellent pastoral care, Muddy snoops around co-ed Catholic prep on the Oxon/Berks border.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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