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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • The Olive Branch, Clipsham

    For a village pub, this one punches well above its weight. We head into the Rutland countryside for a memorable meal as it celebrates its 20th birthday.

    • Quirky tea rooms and cafes

      From a 1930s styled tea room to a cafe overlooking a 200-year-old windmill, sometimes you want to sip your cup of tea with a side of quirkiness. Here's our pick of the best local tea rooms and cafes to do just that.

    • Fika out!

      I'm always on the hunt for a place with cool decor, a quirky idea and a unique food menu. Step forward Fika, Oakham.

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  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We’ve sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let’s go!

    • Book Now: The Grange

      Looking for a posh pad for a big celebration or a family reunion/staycation? This house has eight bedrooms, a games room, two lounges and its own cinema and you can book the entire thing.

    • To yurt or not to yurt?

      Fancy an offgrid, digital detox? Like the idea of sleeping under the stars and switching off from Instagram? Country Bumpkin Yurts could be the place for you.

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  • Love cashmere?

    I officially declare it cashmere jumper season so time for a toasty treat? Just don’t put it in the washing machine like a certain idiot I know who never learns (ahem).

    • Ready to wrap up?

      Brrrrrrr! It's got a bit chilly hasn't it? Come warm yourself with these 10 stylish woolies and coats from the ever-brilliant hush.

    • Muddy + Bicester Village shopping & styling spectacular

      We're very excited to announce our brand new collaboration with designer fashion heaven, Bicester Village. Think the ultimate girls' day out. Come dine, shop and chat with us.

  • Q & A with The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson

    Incredibly Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling picture book The Gruffalo was first published, 20 years ago! Muddy talks books, performing and buying a post-office with the best-selling writer.

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      West Side Story, The Musical

      We're super chuffed that West Side Story is on at Curve - it's hands down one of the greatest musicals ever! Here are a few reasons to watch it right now and how you can bag yourself a pair of tickets.

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      Are you watching the best show on TV?

      Have you fallen truly, madly, deeply for US TV drama, Succession? No, well you're missing out and here's why.

    • Need a juicy new read?

      Glorious celeb gossip, literary big-hitters and a must-read on relationships this month. Read all about our October picks.

    • Everybody’s talking about…

      ...Strictly Come Dancing. The stalwart BBC celeb dance contest is back, baby, and I'm all about the rubbish dancers. That's you, James Cracknell!

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  • 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

      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...

    • Meet Tamsin Winter

      Local author Tamsin Winter discusses her new book, why it's not a good idea to run in 40 degree heat and how she's survives without a TV!

    • Meet fab florist, Amanda Steele

      Amanda Steele has been frolicking with flowers for as long as she can remember it's no wonder that her amazing handiwork work has been featured all over the world. Here we find out where she likes to hang out locally in Rutland.

    • Where does a Michelin trained chef like to eat?

      Born and raised in Leicestershire, Bee Patel's worked her way through some of the UK's best...

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