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  • winter walks in Essex

    Winter walks in Essex that are worthy of a pub-lunch refuel

    Love a countryside hack and post-ramble pub lunch? Us too. Step forward our pick of the most picturesque winter walks in Essex – and nearby soul-warming watering holes – that promise a hearty foodie hit for the hardiest of hot steppers this season

  • Christmas gift guide: for kids

    Time to get cracking on the Crimbo presents! Nail your shopping for nippers with this curated guide of the sweetest gifts from indie brands and businesses.

  • 6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

    This Autumn’s hottest new film release comes courtesy of Sky Cinema and it's a corker! A period drama with real punch and passion, here's why you need to make time in your diary or on your sofa to watch it.

  • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

    The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

  • Christmas gift guide: For Her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho!

  • Where to rent, repair and sell gorgeous designer clothes

    Madonna's cone bra is now available to rent! It's ethical, eco and everywhere... here's where you can rent, repair and sell-on stylish clothes, from Christmas party outfits to eye-catching clutch bags

  • 20 things to do with kids this October half term

    Half term’s looming but don’t be afraid – we’ve sorted the fun with 20 brilliant things to do in Essex to keep everyone from littlies to teens spook-tacularly entertained!

  • What’s on: October

    From festivals galore and fabulous theatre to Halloween thrills and quirky exhibitions, it’s all happening in Essex this month. You ready? Off we go!

  • Clink! It’s the Muddy Awards drinks…

    You did it, they did it, we all did it! We all voted for our favourite local businesses in Essex, and after a fierce competition, it was time to celebrate. Pop the cork and cue the gin cocktails!

  • It’s September! So what’s on in Essex this month?

    It's back to school for the kiddos, but the fun never stops for us grown-ups. Don't miss the brand-new festivals, outdoor art installations, music events, and more on in Essex this month.

  • 12 gorgeous pubs with gardens in Essex

    Here comes the sun – get thee to a gorgeous pub garden pronto, I say! Here are 12 of the county’s loveliest locals to enjoy an alfresco quaff in. Cheers!

  • 16 must-visit attractions in Essex

    From the big-beast tourist destinations we all know and love, to our insider cool alternatives, read on for our pick of 16 unmissable attractions in the county

  • 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.

  • The loveliest local afternoon teas

    Yay, it’s Afternoon Tea Week (9–15 Aug)! Not that we need any encouragement to scoff our weight in diddy cakes. Do we know of any nice places? Step this way, Madam.

  • Best pick your own farms in Essex

    It’s peak PYO season, so grab your straw hat and wicker basket, and take your pick from this bunch of fruity farmsteads.

  • Where to get your water sports fix this summer

    When the heat’s on, it’s time to hit the water. Keen to take the plunge and try something new? Here's some of the county’s best hobbies to dive straight into…

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • 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.

  • House Swap

    There's nothing like a long lockdown to make you appreciate your home - or make you want to move the second it gets lifted. So what will £500,000 buy you across the Muddy counties?

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