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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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Father's day incoming! (It's 21 Jun for all you naughty children). If you're stuck on what to buy the paternal figures in your life, here, take some inspo from us.

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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    • House swap: what does £250k get you?

      House swap: what does £250k get you?

      £250k for a house? You betcha! If that mortgage is feeling like a millstone, take a peek at these properties across the Muddy counties and start mentally moving in ASAP. 

    • Where to play golf and tennis near you

      Where to play golf and tennis near you

      Bored of running and cycling (or never even started)? Golf courses and tennis courts are now open. Here are the top places to thwack that ball across Bucks & Oxon.

    • 7 steps to better sleep

      7 steps to better sleep

      You've downed a chamomile tea, ignored your phone for an hour and mentally shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep. Sound familiar? Time to pandemic-proof your sleep, with our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

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  • Open season! Shops and cafés back in action

    Open season! Shops and cafés back in action

    Shops have been given the go-ahead and cafés are reopening too (I’ll take a flat white and a croissant to go, please). Here’s the lowdown for Bucks & Oxon.

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    • To school or not to school?

      To school or not to school?

      It's the dilemma that's dividing the nation - is it safe to send our children back to school on Monday? Two Muddy editors, one pro and one against, explain why they've made their personal decision.

    • How you can help your child’s mental health

      How you can help your child’s mental health

      Anxious, stressed, unhappy... words now regularly applied to describe children. In National Mental Health Awareness Week we're asking - are there simple steps parents can take to ease the pain?

  • Warwickshire’s best pub?
  • Warwickshire’s best pub?
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  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    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!

    • Where Willow Crossley goes

      Where Willow Crossley goes

      Renowned floral stylist, local gal and friend of Muddy, Willow Crossley, knows some stylish local spots that she thinks you'll love. Ready to take notes?

    • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      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 busy writers and presenters, juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

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

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