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  • Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    You want to 'shop small' but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here's how you can help too.

  • Win £1000 to kickstart your new business!

    Ready to start your own business? This will help then! We joined forces with Tide banking to offer a fantastic £1000 cash kickstart to one lucky Muddy Stilettos entrepreneur. Go, go, go!

  • Lockdown anxiety: 7 smart ways to keep it in check

    Lockdown is back and with it, hours and hours to listen to the rising panic in our heads. Don’t fancy that much? Nor us, so read on for seven ways to tackle the tension.

  • Think your village or town is the best place to live?

    Prove it! Take a photo of your local area for Instagram to win a family portrait shoot with award-winning Lifestyle & Location Portrait Photographer of the Year Paul Wilkinson.

  • 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?

  • Muddy meets 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, self-care and, er, vagina facials.

  • Stephen Fry’s favourite places

    Recalling his favourite places from sea and sky views to antique bookshops and country pubs, the legendary Mr Stephen Fry says Norfolk is home, in an interview with my Muddy Norfolk colleague.

  • J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    Does the sight of a sleeping bag pique your sense of adventure, or break you out in a cold sweat? Two Muddy behemoths duke it out over camping - let's hope it doesn't get too tents (sorry).

  • J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face.

  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    He's worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo is raising money for the NHS in association with theatres like Warwick's Playbox. Tell us about it, Shlo!

  • Muddy meets… Olivia Burt

    We caught up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist for all the backstage goss from the show, her must-eat spots for post-lockdown, and her run-in with police in Paris. Blimey!

  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Thanks for asking! Say hello to Jade and her delicious bakery business and find out how the money has helped her boost her business to the next level.

  • 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

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

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

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