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    12 Places to Eat Yourself Slim

    No need to put a lock on the fridge and banish all fun for January – we’ve scoured Hants & IoW for the best ‘skinny’ places to pig out in peace.

    • Cambium, Brockenhurst

      Cambium is the New Forest inspired eatery located at Careys Manor Hotel. Muddy's Robyn whizzed off to Brockenhurst to eat her way through the menu.

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      Winter Walks

      Need to stretch your legs and work off any indulgence? Then boot up and head out with six glorious strolls around the counties.

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      Well, this is Havenly….

      Attention all you relaxed dining fans! It's all about spectacular seafood, marvellous marina views and family-friendly vibes at The Haven, Lymington.

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      Muddy Eats: Wild Carrot

      Located inside Hampshire's very own Four Seasons Hotel, Wild Carrot is tipped as equal parts foodie to family-friendly. Pass the napkin, we're going in!

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  • 3 new online bridal collections

    Here comes the bride… and she’s got next-day delivery! First time online collections from the likes of Matches, Kitri and even a recently revitalised Warehouse that will be right up your aisle.

    • Blue Monday Busters

      Got the January blues? Turn that hue into something altogether more happy with these five fab gifts that'll cheer you right up.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      Leopard-print has come a LONG way from Bet Lynch's barmaid wardrobe. It's flipping everywhere now. But is it still chic? Cue an almighty rumble in the jungle with two Muddy staffers with very different views.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

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      J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

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    5 of the best… Notebooks

    You know what they say – write notes, realise dreams! Or, um, at the very least make January’s admin rush a little more bearable.

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      Spring School Open Days

      School shopping? Then have a quick gander at some of the Open Days coming up over the Spring term in Hampshire and the surrounding counties.

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      Meet the head: Bryanston School

      A new school year, and at Bryanston School near Blandford Forum there's also a new head of school - meet Mr Mark Mortimer who takes up the reins after an incredibly successful tenure at Warminster

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    Where Annabelle goes….

    Top solicitor, charity advocate and a bit of a cake fan, Muddy catches up with the incredibly glam and altruistic, Annabelle Vaughan of Coffin Mew.

    • Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

      The actor-turned-singer has been front page news since an incendiary appearance on Question Time last week. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

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      How Helen Glover does it

      Champion rower, mother, partner to Steve Backshall and all round marvel - Muddy meets Helen Glover to talk fitness, family and breaking her Olympic gold medal (oops).

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