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  • Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

    Muddy caught up with the Essex-based Irish funnyman to chat jokes, family, famous friendships and not being a d**k.

  • My favourite places: Gemma Crawley-Roberts

    We asked Gemma, owner of quirky local art and gift shop, The Arc, to share some of her favourite places to eat, drink and shop in her hometown of Bedford.

  • Muddy Meets… Peter Morton, Artistic Director of Half A String Theatre

    Heartwarming family production, Under the Frozen Moon, is coming to Southern Maltings in Ware, with Hertford Theatre this Christmas. We caught up with the Artistic Director of the company behind it to find out more

  • What it’s like to be ‘Tina Turner’ (and own 150 pairs of shoes)

    It's all about the voice, the strut, the heels and the fans, says Tina tribute Justine, one of the line up of epic acts at St Albans' upcoming Legends Festival

  • My favourite places: Emma John, author

    Local Muddy gal, Emma John is an award-winning author, journalist and podcaster. She lets us in on her top spots to spend time in Herts and Beds

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • See-through suits and Marvin Gaye: Leee John talks.

    The Imagination front man and 1980's all-round soul funk hero is here to answer our rather silly questions ahead of his performance at Chilfest this summer.

  • Six lockdown heroines to celebrate IWD

    It’s been a bit of a year so to mark International Women’s Day 2021, we thought we’d big up six women who have impressed, delighted and inspired us over the past 12 months.

  • Your local Indie Store heroes: Part Two

    As lockdown slowly lifts, it’s more important than ever to support local. Here, some of our Indie Store businesses in Beds recount their journey and show what makes them special.

  • The talented locals behind The Indie Store

    As we gingerly step back into the real world, it’s more important than ever to support local. Here, some of our Indie Store businesses in Herts recount their journey and show what makes them special.

  • How to run well by a pro marathon runner

    Need some work-out motivation? You’re in the right place. Muddy talks to endurance athlete Nick Butter about how to motivate yourself out the door and onto an exerciser regime.

  • Calum Franklin

    What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

    Fresh from the launch of his mouth-watering new cookbook, we caught up with the London Pie King himself to talk Scotch eggs, the Breville toastie masker and cooking for Axl Rose.

  • Yes, people, this is 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, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • What’s Cooking – Luke Garnsworthy, Crockers

    Crockers (Tring & Henley) are some of our fav high-end local restaurants. We chat to founder, Luke Garnsworthy, about Marcus Wareing, kitchen gadgets and cooking for Bruce Willis.

  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    He's worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS in association with theatres like The North Wall. Tell us about it, Shlo!

  • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

    Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five women juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

  • Muddy gets chefy with Olivia Burt

    We catch up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist to find out her backstage goss, favourite dishes and top spots to eat in London.

  • The 4 funniest people on social media

    Fancy a giggle? These Instagram and Twitter accounts are happy to oblige.

  • Exclusive! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

    The actor-turned-singer has been front page news of late. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

  • 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.

  • Muddy meets Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw is laconic, laid-back, and *very very* funny - read on for his views on Live Aid, embarrassing his kids, the Let's Rock the Moor pecking order and (OMG) being a grandfather!

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