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  • Kings Arms Slide

    Muddy Eats: The Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch

    After practising her royal wave we sent Muddy’s Robyn over to Dorset to check out The Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch.

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • Beachside Eats Slide

      The 20 best beachside eats

      Make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries (with some fab Hants & IoW ones, of course!) Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

    • 46 stunning summer pubs

      Fancy sipping a cold one in a pretty al fresco pub with friends or fam? Here are the best of the bunch across the Muddy counties.

    • Wellington Arms Slide

      The Wellington Arms

      Muddy heads to Stratfield Turgis, just on the Berkshire border for a country pub stay - with a modern twist.

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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    J’Adore/J’Abhor

    So, what’s the hot topic currently creating emotional fracking by the office water cooler? This week – velcro sandals!

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      Gotta Have It

      Planning a romantic weekender with no time to unpack (naughty!)? HeyChesto travel chests combine a romantic vintage style with modern practicality. Seriously, no more rummaging for knickers!

    • In all your Finery

      Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion! Here's how to enter. (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

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    Art’s rising rock stars

    Blank walls but your budget doesn’t stretch to an Emin or Hirst? Here’s 12 cool, collectable artists who won’t require you to sell a loved one (and may prove to be a good investment).

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      The top 10 books of the summer

      Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

    • June Books Site

      The books you MUST read this summer

      June's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel. Check out Kerry Potter's reviews.

    • Miley Cyrus

      Miley goes mental

      Hello, who's speaking please? This fruity promo for her new album be Miley Cyrus' naughtiest stunt yet. Creative juices flowing or cynical marketing ploy - you decide!

    • Shappi

      When Muddy met Shappi

      Comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

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    • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

      Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

    • Garden Party

      Top Garden Party Tips

      Sun's out, fun's out! Turn your back yard into a party haven with our top tips for an al fresco soirée.

    • sleep-pixabay

      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.

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      Flex your life

      Annie Auerbach has all the answers when it comes to balancing work/family/leisure/gin time. Check out what the hot new self-help authors top tips are.

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  • Muddy meets Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw is laconic, laid-back, and *very very* funny – read on for his views on Live Aid, embarrassing his kids, the Let’s Rock the Moor pecking order and (OMG) being a grandfather!

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      Muddy meets Terry

      Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a fab new album and a headline slot at Victorious Festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

    • Liz Earle Slide

      Muddy Meets Liz Earle

      Born and raised in Hampshire, Liz Earle is famous for her quest to improve health and wellbeing. Muddy caught up with her for some top lifestyle tips.

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