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February 2020

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Holy Crepe

    Cook up a storm with our fabulous guide to Pancake Day – find the best crepe-filled events, eateries and ideas near you.

    • Top 50 gastropubs 2020

      There's only one question on our lips this week and it's whose roasted loins and perky pavlovas have got them into the gastropub hall of fame.

    • 8 Best Booze-Free Bars

      Check out our edit of the best dry and booze-free bars in Gloucestershire

    • 8 places for guilt-free grazing

      It's time to rock the guac! Banish the orange Twirls, evac all the Eggnog, anyone else feeling a bit stuffed? We've sourced the best places in Gloucs to eat yourself slimmer - and healthier - this January.

    • Six of the best walks and pubs

      Great walks and great pubs for winter – and they're equally good for spring, summer and autumn. That's your Sundays sorted!

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

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

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    • Gotta Have It

      Bottom's up! We love this cheeky Anissa Kermiche voluptuous vase that's cropping up on every fashion editors' Instagram.

    • Speedy supper – cook this tonight!

      Sticky soy and honey roasted salmon with asparagus and sugar snap peas? Yours in just 30 minutes, madame!

    • Vegan Spa Star

      A pamper day that will leave your skin glowing and your conscience clean?  Cowley Manor's Vegan Spa Day ticks all the sexy-sustainability boxes. Read on to see what we thought.

    • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

      Ooooh, something smells lovely! These clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful winter gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

  • 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.

    • The Half-Term Handbook – 50 Amazing Activities

      Your Half Term Survival Guide is right here - we have 50 of the most brilliant things to do with the kids across Glos and Worcs. Did someone request 3G swings, cookery classes, Scoot-tubers and cinema arvos? Your wish is our command.

    • 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?

  • 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.

    • Q&A with writer and performer Francesca Millican-Slater

      Birmingham writer-performer Francesca Millican-Slater has been collecting the stories of visitors, past and present, to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife. You too can be part of the story.

    • How to flex your life

      Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but not sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • Muddy meets Terry

      Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a fab new album and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

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