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I'm Catherine, editor of Muddy Warwickshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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  • How to buy jeans

    How to buy jeans

    Because let’s face it, it’s always a nightmare, right? Wrong! Thanks to this brilliant styling service at John Lewis. Tricky customer Kerry Potter gives it a whirl – here’s how she got on.

    • 5 of the best…French slogan jumpers

      5 of the best…French slogan jumpers

      Bonjour, sexy new knitwear! These chic slogan jumpers are guaranteed to add a little je ne sais quoi to any ensemble - we adore.

    • 5 of the best… trench coats

      5 of the best… trench coats

      It's a style classic for a reason - the trench is probably the most chic, useful piece you can buy (banish all thoughts of Inspector Clouseau). Here are our new season favourites.

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    • 5 of the best… face masks

      5 of the best… face masks

      We love the enforced relaxation that comes with using a face mask - you have no choice but to lie back and take things easy for a while. Plus you emerge with skin peachier than a baby's bottom. Result!

    • REVIEW: LavaShell Massage

      REVIEW: LavaShell Massage

      Could retreating underground for a massage with hot rocks be the perfect escape after the festive frenzy? Muddy Warwickshire's Rhiannon was all too obliging to give it a try, at Leamington’s stylish salon The Beauty Rooms.

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  • Self-isolating? 20 ways to keep entertained

    Self-isolating? 20 ways to keep entertained

    From a ‘lamb cam’ to watching 18 RSC productions for free we’ve gathered ideas from many of Warwickshire’s top cultural attractions on how to entertain yourself and the kids during self-isolation.

    • Read THESE this month

      Read THESE this month

      Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

    • REVIEW: A Monster Calls

      REVIEW: A Monster Calls

      A fantastical fairytale for the digital age - this inventive new UK touring production of Patrick Ness’s award-winning YA tear-jerker lands a raw emotional punch.

    • Behind-the-scenes of… A Monster Calls

      Behind-the-scenes of… A Monster Calls

      After a critically-acclaimed run at London's Old Vic in 2018, Sally Cookson brings her Olivier Award-winning production to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from March 3-7, as part of its first ever UK tour.

    • Muddy meets comedian…Shazia Mirza

      Muddy meets comedian…Shazia Mirza

      The Brummie-born comedian on why she's not scared to shake things up, her new tour Coconut and where all the real eyebrows have gone.

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  • A Muddy guide to ‘WFH’

    A Muddy guide to ‘WFH’

    Take it from two editors who know, plying your trade from home can be hard work. Here are some top tips.

    • A Muddy call to arms

      A Muddy call to arms

      The escalation of you-know-what means our beloved local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

    • How to be ambitious (without being a bitch)

      How to be ambitious (without being a bitch)

      It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday so we had a chat with one of our favourite women - author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Kids

    • Get creative! 6 fun at-home classes for kids

      Get creative! 6 fun at-home classes for kids

      School's out for... well, nobody's quite sure, but never fear, we've got something to fill their days with these six fun online classes.

    • Day tripper

      Day tripper

      Half term's here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity...

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  • My favourite places

    My favourite places

    Renowned Oxfordshire floral stylist and friend of Muddy, Willow Crossley, knows some stylish local spots that she thinks you’ll love, including one in Warwickshire. Ready to take notes?

    • Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

      Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

      It turns out the healthy cooking queen has culinary disasters too! Melissa spills the beans (then whips them up into a tasty frittata)...

    • Muddy meets The Whip’s Katherine Pearce

      Muddy meets The Whip’s Katherine Pearce

      We caught up with the talented young northern actor who's gone from causing drama as Lolly in 'Corrie' to playing a gutsy former cotton mill worker in the RSC's new play about the abolition of slavery in Britain.

    • Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

      Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

      The actor-turned-singer has been front page news since an incendiary appearance on Question Time last week. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

    • Muddy Meets Josie Long

      Muddy Meets Josie Long

      We caught up with (we reckon) the most positive comedian in the business about motherhood, MasterChef, making people laugh and her new tour, Tender.

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