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I'm Katrina, editor of Muddy Herts & Beds, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Make these stylish pots yourself with an at-home craft kit from cool indie Beds-based biz, Creators Cabinet

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The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we’re back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

    • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

    • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

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Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Best beaches in the South & South West

    Best beaches in the South & South West

    Heading south for the summer? Then you’ll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

    • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

      The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

      Plotting a UK staycay this year? Head to the Cotswolds - the honey-tinged heart of England. Curate your summer holiday in this glorious AONB with our bang-up-to-date, in-the-know guide on where to head.

    • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

      27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

      Summer's coming (no, really, it is!) so we've got the inside scoop on the best East Anglian beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready, sandwiches packed, bring on the sun!

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  • Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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