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I'm Hero, editor of Muddy Bucks & Oxon, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

If you're looking for something a bit special to take along to those long-awaited get togethers, try one of these stunning bottles, including three quirky local options

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Nominations are closed. Get ready for the Finals!

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The most coveted awards for indie businesses across 25 counties. Vote from 6th July!

Little Black Book

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

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  • Revealed! The winner of our £1,000 Tide competition

    Revealed! The winner of our £1,000 Tide competition

    Last year wasn’t all a disaster! Meet Joanne Cuckson, founder of an innovative job search website, and find out how she plans to use her winnings to increase gender diversity in her sector.

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    • Dragon School, Oxford

      Dragon School, Oxford

      One of the biggest co-ed boarding schools in the UK, the Dragon in the centre of Oxford roars with its results and its A-list alumni

    • Headington School, Oxford

      Headington School, Oxford

      This smart, selective all-girls' day school is a stone's throw from Oxford city centre, and offers the option to board as well as more facilities than you can shake a stick at.

  • Warwickshire’s best pub?
  • Warwickshire’s best pub?


  • Ding dong! From intimate private rooms to rustic barns and stunning hotels, NOMINATE the most gorgeous wedding venue in your locale by clicking the link in bio 💒  #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • The battle for the best Local Producer (Food/Drink) has begun! NOMINATE (link in bio) the dedicated foodies who bring you the eggs, meat, artisan beer, gin, wine, cheeses, oils and more for a Muddy Award 🧀 🍷 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Which Photographer will snap up a prestigious Muddy Award this year? You decide! NOMINATE the creative talent behind that perfect family shot, stunning landscape or lifestyle image now, click the link in bio 📷 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • My husband with our first baby when he was 10 weeks old. I’d never seen a man more in love and it wasn’t with me 😂. Happy Fathers Day to all the awesome dads out there, near or far. 

#happyfathersday2021 #happyfathersday #dadsandbabies #dotingdads #urbanguidetothecountryside #newbornbabyboy #oxfordshire #buckinghamshire
  • What Interiors Store do you rely on to deck out your casa with the coolest, quirkiest homewares and furnishings? Show your local champion some love by nominating them now (link in bio) 😍 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Ohhh we love a good Restaurant - and we’re spoilt for choice in our locale. Cast your gastronomic NOMINATION for your favourite fine dining spot or informal restaurant with a great buzz 🍽️ #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
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  • Muddy meets comedian Shazia Mirza

    Muddy meets comedian Shazia Mirza

    She’s an ex-science teacher – “I hated them, they hated me” – yet former student Dizzee Rascal still calls her Miss. This fierce comedian pulls no punches – we catch up with Shazia Mirza as she heads to Banbury.

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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