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  • Jacob’s Plough, Bicester

    Going shopping at Bicester Village and looking for a groovy, boutique eating place?

    • Cool local cafe

      Where can you pick up a 1970s retro American typewriter and order a gift box of award-winning gourmet brownies online while getting your daily fix of Monmouth Coffee? Read on...

    • Mexican wave

      Sombreros and amigos at the ready? Then let's go eat at Cocina, the hot new Mexican restaurant at Xscape in Milton Keynes.

    • The George Townhouse

      This award-winning former 18th Century coaching inn in Shipston-on-Stour is a cool boutique stay and lip-smackingly good dining spot!

    • Meet the Winemaker

      Top Australian winemaker Larry Cherubino rocked up from down under for a wine-tasting at Slurp Leamington Spa.

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  • New season, new shoes

    Clear some space on the shoe rack – I’ve rounded up my Top 15 footwear favourites for autumn, from elegant ankle boots to the super-cool sneakers.

    • Grrrrrr! The really wild show

      On the prowl for this season's hottest print? Leopard is a cult classic given an AW18 reboot. Enter the fashion jungle for Muddy purrrfect picks.

    • Best foot forward

      15 ways to rock your footwear this month, from garden parties and weddings to the ultimate girls' night out.

    • Skin Genius

      This natural and organic skincare range aimed at teens won multiple awards at this year's Beauty Shortlist Awards, and with a new look we love it more than ever.

    • Muddy Reviews Relax at the Retreat

      Feeling in need of a little facial rejuvenation? Muddy's Jayne Horton tries out an holistic facial at this private therapy studio in North Warwickshire.

  • Muddy’s best autumn culture picks

    It’s all going on! Behold, your cheat-sheet to the season’s best art, theatre, music and film, as curated by Muddy’s deeply cultural Kerry Potter.

    • Girls on Film!

      The RSC's Merry Wives of Windsor was screened live to 500 cinemas this week - and guess who's caught on film?

    • Watch this: Sylvia

      Celebrate 100 years of votes for women by watching this seriously kick-ass, hip-hop happening musical about the women at the heart of the movement

    • Need a new read?

      We've finally dragged Kerry Potter off her sun lounger - she's baaack with September's finest new tomes.

    • Tamburlaine, Swan Theatre, Stratford

      Jude Owusu is chillingly charismatic as the tyrannous warlord in Michael Boyd’s stylish take on Marlowe's epic Elizabethan gore-fest.

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    • Speedy supper: Tart’s Spaghetti

      If you're running on empty, make like an Italian lady of the night and whip up Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's saucy pasta dish.

    • Speedy Supper

      A celebrity chef on TV’s Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, Chris Wheeler, has launched a cookbook and this Speedy Supper pan-fried sea trout recipe. Ready, Steady, COOK!

  • Wellbeing
    • Divine Bliss!

      Muddy's Keya Modessa checks into award-winning spa, Ragdale Hall and finds her zen in the new Rooftop Infinity Pool.

    • Yoga: a beginner’s guide

      If you don’t know your asana from your elbow, let us shed some light on different styles on offer so you can release your inner yogi.

  • Wondering What’s Next For Your Teen?

    A-level, AS and GCSE students will find out if they’ve achieved their grades this month. If they don’t get their desired results what are the options?

    • The future’s AllBright

      Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

    • Does your worklife need a reboot?

      Job doing your head in? Or maybe it's lack of job that's the problem? Whatever the issue, our careers agony aunt is standing by to help you.

  • Kids
    • Meet ‘botley’

      Never mind Mandarin, the language most useful to children in the future is most likely coding. Say hello to this cute coding bot from Learning Resources!

    • 32 brilliant days out with the kids

      The weather's divine, a staycation is on the cards, and the children need occupying. Oh hello Muddy Stilettos!

  • Muddy Literary Salon is Back!

    And we’ve snaffled a panel of three dazzling writers Vic Grokop, Cosmo editor Farrah Storr and Caroline O’Donoghue, writer for The Pool.

    • An Elizabethan/TOWIE mash-up?

      We meet Fiona Laird for a chinwag about her RSC directorial debut, The Merry Wives of Windsor, fame and seeing Daniel Craig naked…

    • Muddy meets Clara Amfo

      Winning TV quiz Pointless, playing basketball with Justin Bieber, crying over Oprah Winfrey - it's all in a day's work for Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo. Muddy is enamoured with its new BFF.

    • Meet the RSC’s new Juliet

      Super-modest and down-to-earth Glaswegian actress Karen Fishwick is a girl after our own hearts here at Muddy – “passionate” about drinking and good food!

    • Q&A with Joan Iyiola

      The actress talks student days at Cambridge Uni, #MeToo and the influence of Black Panther on her RSC Duchess of Malfi.

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