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I'm Keya, editor of Muddy Leics & Rutland, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Wanna find a natural deodorant that keeps you stink-free? Here's my pick of the best natural deodorant sticks, bars and creams.

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Little Black Book

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Wear the rainbow (and find gold)

    Wear the rainbow (and find gold)

    The weather’s been pants, but we’re giving Joseph and his technicolour dream coat a run for his money with the best rainbow brights. Prepare to be dazzled.

    • 6 pairs of trainers for racking up miles

      6 pairs of trainers for racking up miles

      Whether you've rediscovered your love of running during lockdown, or just wanted an excuse to escape the house (guilty!), it's essential to have right kit. Try on these for size.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer. Just don't sit on them.

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    • Best at-home pedi kits

      Best at-home pedi kits

      It's starting to feel a lot like peak summer and with the mercury knocking 25 degrees on a regular basis, it means it's also time to expose The Feet. Ready, set, attack!

    • 5 of the best hair masks to buy now

      5 of the best hair masks to buy now

      Split ends up to your ears? We've found five quick-fixes for treating neglected locks - and to stop your hair stylist from screaming when you finally manage to get that much-needed hair appt.

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  • Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

    Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

    It turns out the healthy cooking queen has culinary disasters too! Melissa spills the beans (then whips them up into a tasty frittata) on burnt pans, how to waste less food and keeping an endless supply of cookie dough in the freezer.

    • WONDER WOMEN

      WONDER WOMEN

      To celebrate International Women's Day on Sun 8 March, Muddy is shining the spotlight on some of our favourite trail-blazing, commotion-causing women from the creative industries.

    • Muddy has a laugh with comedian Sarah Johnson

      Muddy has a laugh with comedian Sarah Johnson

      Muddy chats to the funny lady about why she turned down the chance to act, how she gets her kids involved in comedy and her new show.

    • GBBO contestant, Priya O’Shea

      GBBO contestant, Priya O’Shea

      We're chuffed that she's repping Leicester on this year's series of The Great British Bake Off. Here's everything you need to know about the amateur baker.

    • Creative and talented

      Creative and talented

      Full-time sign writer and hand lettering enthusiast, Lorna Dunn has worked with tonnes of fab indie businesses which means she knows some of the best places locally so it was a no-brainer to ask her all about them...

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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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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