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  • Three cheers for Warwickshire’s Rural Oscars winners!

    Never mind the 2017 Oscars, we're talking about the Midlands' rural Oscars! The winners of the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards in fact.

  • 7 Fun Things to Do This Weekend

    Spring is in the air as Half Term draws to an end. This week sees a particularly cheery mix of roots and reggae, a family rave, pancakes, theatre, music and art. Enjoy. RSC Writer & Director Talk: Snow in Midsummer, Swan Theatre, Stratford, Wed March 1  Director Justin Audibert (Jew of Malta) and writer Frances […]

  • Muddy Kids: Get Back to Nature

    Blow away the cobwebs with a breath of fresh air. Here’s my pick of the best local heritage properties, country parks, nature reserves, gardens and grounds. Half Term Welly Wander, Draycote Water Pick up a free trail leaflet filled with interesting facts and puzzles to keep kids entertained walking around the 5-mile reservoir before a play […]

  • Coffee Architects, Leamington Spa

    Not only does this friendly family-run Muddy award-winner serve amazing coffee but delicious cakes brunch & lunches.

    • The cool stuff

      Looking ahead to the weekend already? Know how you feel. On the bright side it could bring possible romance, some Italian drama, art, music (classical/indie/ pop – whatever’s your thing), Matthew Bourne’s ballet version of The Red Shoes – and a new series of Girls on TV, what more could you ask… La Strada, Belgrade […]

    • Don’t worry about a Thing: Have a Marley Mojito!

      As Muddy Warwickshire launches today on Bob Marley's birthday, Mon Feb 6, I know where I'm heading - straight to Leamington's Turtle Bay for an all-day 2 '4' 1 on Marley Mojitos. It's made with Appleton Estate Special Jamaican rum, green melon liqueur, fresh mint, watermelon and home-made ginger beer ... how good does that sound on a Monday? No need to struggle with dry January anymore. Here's 4 seriously hot Caribbean joints where you can satisfy cravings for Jamaican jerk, fried plantain and rice & peas...

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