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  • exam results Essex

    The parent’s guide to surviving exam results…

    ...because it's not just the kids who will be bricking it on the GCSE and A level results days this year, right?

  • What’s on in Essex this August?

    The social calendar’s full and celebrating summer! From sunset theatre and street festivals to chilled vibes in the vines, here’s what’s on locally this month.

  • 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.

  • Stuff to do for kids of all ages this summer

    Summer holidays looming? Don't sweat it! From little ankle-biters to tricksy teens, we know exactly what to do with the kids in Essex this summer, and (spoiler alert) it doesn't involve screens.

  • 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

  • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

    Oh, we do like to be by the seaside! Looking ahead to the summer, get some trips in the diary with our bumper guide to the best beaches along the East Anglian coast.

  • 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.

  • Shh… Essex’s secret picnic spots

    Summer's here, so pack your Scotch eggs and lashings of ginger beer, and head to one of these beauty spots for lunch al fresco without the crowds.

  • And the Best Place to Live in Essex is…

    A historic market town with pretty streets, independent boutiques, cosy pubs and an easy commute to London got the most votes from our readers.

  • 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

  • 12 gorgeous pubs with gardens in Essex

    Praise be, the pubs are OPEN! Well, just the gardens, but that’ll do very nicely for now. Here are 12 of the county’s best pub gardens to enjoy a quaff in. Cheers!

  • 6 of the best waterside walks in Essex

    Can’t book a waterside pub for love nor money? Muddy to the rescue with six of our county’s most scenic waterside walks – just grab a picnic, a blanket and head on out!

  • 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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