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  • Secret Supper Club

    Autumn Supperclubs

    Forks at the ready? It’s time to get eating with our round-up of Autumn supper clubs. Greek, vegan and covert text messages, there’s something for every taste.

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      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.

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      The 20 best coastal eats

      Have your lunch with a side of crashing waves at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries (with some fab Hants and IoW ones, of course!) Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

    • 46 stunning pubs for sunny days

      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.

School Reviews

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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  • 24 hours in Matera

    Have you seen the new James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ trailer with the car chase scenes around Matera? I was in this European City of Culture 2019 just a few months back, checking out the best places to go (but of course!). Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while I tell you my insider tips to the coolest city you’ve probably never heard of!

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  • Win 7 perfect pieces to ease you into Autumn

    Muddy’s fashion fave hush has come up trumps yet again with its trans-seasonal collection – and we have five sets of our fashion edit to give away , worth over £3500. Go, go, go!

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      Word Up

      Too busy to say it yourself? Lacking the vocab to express your feelings after a long day battling spreadsheets or sprogs? Let a classic slogan T do it for you.

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      Chesto Magic

      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!

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      J’adore / J’abhor

      This week's Muddy heated debate: whether or not to embrace a full head of grey hair. Eeeek! or chic? We duke it out.

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      Cheap, chic beauty buys

      Quick, raid a teenage girl’s make-up bag! Budget beauty is big news right now. Here are some corkers that’ll only set you back a few quid.

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      New season, new home!

      Summer has gone. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with these 6 breezily cool interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

    • New season, new home!

      Summer has gone. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with these 6 breezily cool interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

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      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.

  • Work Happy

    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.

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      Twyford Prep School, Hants

      This Hampshire prep is a cosy school with a strong sporting pedigree and an impressive curriculum that encourages creative thinking.

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      Back-to-school essentials

      Summer hols over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

  • 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.

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      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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