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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.

  • woman at desk in skirt

    Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do's and Don'ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital - and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

  • 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

  • Woman at desk

    Five ways to future proof your business

    Starting up a start-up? Rethinking your current market positioning? Or maybe your brand just needs a refresh to get through Covid and beyond. Thankfully, Clare Sheffield, founder of brand studio Strong and Together Design has the answers.

  • Woman at desk zoom call on laptop

    J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face.

  • Wellington Country Park reopen

    Super Saturday starts here

    Lockdown lift off is go go go. Wanna know which Muddy fave pubs, restaurants, hair salons and family attractions are opening in Berkshire? Step this laydee.

  • Woman in shoppng trolley

    Muddy opinion: we must hit the shops

    I'm itching to get into a real shop when they're given the green light to open on 15 Jun - here's why I think hitting our local high streets is a good thing.

  • open-sign on bike with basket

    Open season! Shops and cafés back in action

    Shops have been given the go-ahead and cafés are reopening too (I'll take a flat white and a croissant to go, please). Here's the lowdown for Berkshire.

  • pretty-desk-laptop flowers brass lamp and cool print

    How to work from home (without going stir crazy)

    Working from your home office (or, er, the sofa) for the foreseeable? Don't panic! These top tips will help you stay calm, collected and productive - or at the very least, sane.

  • Shout out signs 920x525

    Local business shout outs

    Another week, another brilliant bunch of Berkshire businesses to support. Here's how you can help.

  • 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.

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