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  • Natasha Lane

    My favourite places: Natasha Lane from Manor Oxford

    Property guru and city girl Natasha Lane is always on the hunt for the best spots in Bucks and Oxon - let's see what she's discovered...

  • Rachel Edwards

    My favourite places: novelist Rachel Edwards

    Author and seriously switched-on lady Rachel Edwards shares her favourite haunts in Bucks, Oxon and beyond. Where shall we go first?

  • Nick Knight - Photo by Britt Lloyd

    Muddy meets: iconic photographer Nick Knight

    He's worked with everyone from Alexander McQueen and John Galliano to Lady Gaga and Kanye West - so it's a surprise to find photography genius Nick Knight's newest exhibition is of flowers shot from his garden and showing at Waddesdon Manor! Blooming heck Nick, what's going on?

  • Muddy meets: the sustainable chef

    Like so many others, Emma Collen from Oxford’s brilliant Jericho Kitchen Cookery school, saw her business stall as Covid 19 hit. Now she’s back with a new outlook and with sustainability and immunity on the menu.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Opera’s straight-talking soprano

    Muddy caught up with the Welsh National Opera’s soprano siren, Julia Mintzer, on drinking, costume malfunctions and the art form’s new foxiness.

  • My Favourite Places: Samantha Williams

    Founder of Rush trampoline park Samantha Williams jumped to it when we enquired about her secret hang-outs, both local and beyond. She's got some brilliant spots for you to visit.

  • Melissa Hemsley

    Melissa Hemsley spills the beans…

    It turns out the healthy cooking queen has culinary disasters too! Melissa spills the beans (then whips them up into a tasty frittata) on burnt pans, how to waste less food and keeping an endless supply of cookie dough in the freezer.

  • The 4 funniest people on social media

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

  • Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

    The actor-turned-singer has been front page news since an incendiary appearance on Question Time last week. 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.

  • Where you heading, Curtis?

    From playing Dick Whittington in Wycombe Swan's panto to BBC's The Greatest Dancer the Love Island star has been busy!

  • 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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