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  • A Muddy call to arms

    The escalation of COVID 19 means our local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

  • Can’t get no sleep?

    You’re not the only one. It's World Sleep Day this week so we asked four frazzled Muddy staffers about their shut-eye regimes. How does yours measure up?

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday so we had a chat with one of our favourite women - author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer a whopping two grand (yes, you read it right) to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • Ready for some quiet time?

    Lord knows we all love Oxford, but do you sometimes need a break from the hustle and bustle of the crazy city centre? Instant wellness incoming, with these secret spots of serenity.

  • Book in! The best local races for 2020

    Looking to get fit for 2020? Start with my curated guide to the best local triathlons, runs and fun events, and I'll see you at the finish line.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

    'Tis the season to banish waste, tat, excessive plastic and all things unrecyclable and laden down with air miles. Here's how to have a more sustainable Christmas this year. Does anyone know where you can buy halos?

  • #InLoveWithLocal

    We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

  • Gastro Heaven

    30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

  • How Helen Glover does it

    Champion rower, mother, partner to Steve Backshall and all round marvel - Muddy meets Helen Glover to talk fitness, family and breaking her Olympic gold medal (oops).

  • Flexible working – a personal view

    It's a contentious issue, that's for sure! Wanna know what I think?

  • Three easy wellbeing tips to try today

    Running around like a loony? Brain fried? Stress overload? It can't just be me, right? In the interests of our collective sanity, I've sniffed out some great advice to help us restore balance. And breathe...

  • Muddy’s Wedding One-Stop Shop

    Welcome to our indispensable local wedding guide, Part 1. All you need to know about local wedding suppliers on one convenient page.

  • Flexi-time – are you working it out?

    Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously - how many of us actually live the dream? Read on to find out how it could work for you.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

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