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  • Review: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Curve

    Strap in ladies! We’re “unplugging our curling wands and going bush” on a rollercoaster ride filled with gags galore, sequins, 80s anthems and more fake eyelashes than you can shake a glue stick at. Muddy reviews opening night of this fabulously funny musical at Curve on until 18 Sept.

  • INSTA-WORTHY PLACES TO EAT

    Now the kids are back to school, enjoy these gram-worthy local hotspots across Leicestershire and Rutland where the backdrop is as good as the food.

  • Review: Bear Grylls Adventure

    Shark diving, swinging across a 65ft high rope course, archery and interactive skydiving – all on the outskirts of Birmingham. Read our verdict on Bear Grylls Adventure.

  • SUPERFLASHY NEWSFLASH: WHAT’S THE LOCAL GOSS?

    Heard it on the grapevine! From a cool redevelopment of a historic building to the best new local openings (I spy an eco -friendly hair salon), here’s my superflashy special.

  • 6 waterside eating spots

    Ahh, is there anything better than a stroll along the waterside? Actually, yes - a waterside pub that includes a long lazy lunch and some superb views across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • 16 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Choosing a UK holiday? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Best afternoon teas

    Crack open the Champagne, it's Afternoon Tea Week! But who needs another excuse to eat more cake? Not us! Here's some of the best afternoon teas to book locally. Get those pinkies ready!

  • Vroom vroom: Toyota RAV4 review

    Pull up to my bumper baby and check out Muddy's car review. The star of the show? The Toyota RAV4. Let’s push this pedal to the metal.

  • AHOY THERE! Best boats to hire

    With pretty much all restrictions now lifted (can I get an AMEN!) we’re dying to make the most of this summer. Swap a boring, long road trip for a cool boat trip instead.

  • 20 things to do with the kids this summer

    Read on for the best workshops, festivals, outdoor cinema, music and more this summer for the kids.

  • Summer reads for tweens

    Need some reading material for the preteens? Try these books recommended by local children's author, Tamsin Winter (including her brand new one!).

  • Your health questions answered!

    Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

    Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then... The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere - with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

  • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

    We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank

  • Nine divine holiday rentals to book now for an autumn break

    If you didn't have sharp enough elbows to get your summer holiday staycation nailed, fear not. Here are the holiday rentals to book now for an autumn weekend escape

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

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