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  • The Muddy Insider Guide to Cornwall

    Planning a trip to Cornwall this summer? Our curated guide is packed with in-the-know tips and up-to-date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine.

  • Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners

    Your votes have been counted and – drrrrumroll please – the results are in! Here are your Muddy Awards 2021 winners. Go say hi – they’re local you know.

  • 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.

  • Novels set in Essex: titles to add to your reading list

    Ahh, what better way to enjoy a lazy summer’s day than with a good book? Whether soaking up rays in your garden or sheltering from the rain snuggled up on your sofa, here are 9 brilliant titles, all set right here in Essex.

  • 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

  • Meet the Muddy Awards 2021 Finalists!

    Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in! Here are your amazing Muddy Awards 2021 finalists in Essex. Vote for your favourites now!

  • 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

  • 47 adult courses to book this summer

    Fancy learning a new skill? From mastering mixology to crafting jewellery to keeping bees, Muddy has the lowdown of all the best and brightest adult courses to book this summer.

  • 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.

  • Shazia Mirza is back in town

    She's an ex-science teacher (“I hated them, they hated me”), yet former pupil Dizzee Rascal still calls her Miss. We chat with this fierce comedian as she takes her tour on the road

  • Their words: what kids really think of online school

    What if you're too scared to put your hand up in class, too exhausted to get out of bed, struggle with SEN, or too busy playing golf? Four kids explain why they made the switch and what they think of life at InterHigh, an online school.

  • City slickin’: what’s on in London this summer

    London's shaking off the lockdown cobwebs with a host of awesome events. Bag yourself the best tickets now with our guide to what's on in the capital.

  • 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.

  • Wealth – how to get it, grow it, and keep it in the family

    From university fees to care homes and to buying property, families are stepping in like never before to beat the tax man and help their relatives. Here's what you need to know to join them.

  • 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.

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • Alexa’s got a new, hunky look

    Seen Amazon's new Alexa ad? You're not going to want to miss it. Hello, Michael B. Jordan. We're desperate to know when we'll be able to purchase something like this IRL...

  • 5 ways you can master your finances

    It’s February and you’re still skint. In this most miserable of months cheer yourself up by plotting your ultimate financial comeback. It's easier than you think!

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

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    Is your sex life suffering in lockdown?

    Is lockdown 3.0 wrecking your sex life and pushing your relationship to the limits? We hear you. Read on for our expert guide on how to Covid-proof your love life.

  • harry styles

    Is that who I think it is…?! Our favourite music video cameos

    In need of some light-hearted fun? Er, hell yeah! Here, check out Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge dancing around in sparkly suits (plus five more brilliant music video cameos).

  • Ultimate dream properties for 2021

    Let's face it. We’ve been staring at our walls, like, forever and we’ve completed every last bit of DIY imaginable. So you know what that means? That’s right: time to move. See if any of these incredible properties take your fancy.

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • Fancy a Weekend Escape?

    Well, you're in the right place! Check out brand new, brilliant guide to help you find the perfect break - from a relaxed family hotel to countryside self-catering, easy day trip or a special occasion space. Now go forth and staycay!

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine.

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • House swap – what will £500,000 get you?

    Nothing like a lockdown to make you appreciate your home - or make you want to move when it gets lifted. But what will your money get you across the Muddy counties?

  • Home schooling: The Muddy insider’s guide

    Working from your home office (or, er, the sofa) for the foreseeable? Don't panic! These top tips will help you stay calm, collected and productive - or at the very least, sane.

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

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