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    8 Reasons to go to Gloucester Quays

    Tired of trudging the same retail pavements? Take a fresh look at Gloucester Quays. With an open air vibe, a whopping 70% off designer brands (erm, yes please) and a foodie and fun quarter, here are 8 things not to miss.

  • How to cut inheritance tax (it’s painless, we promise!)

    You're probably not doing everything you can to reduce your IHT bill, so here's four ways to tackle it, with a little help from the pros at Wise Investment (and yes, one does involve the Caribbean...)

  • What’s Cooking? With Susie Whitfield

    In this Muddy regular, we bring you the best of the counties' makers and bakers to spill the beans about their work, lives and cooking. DIshing it up this week is passionate baker Susie Whitfield from The Cotswolds Baking Workshop.

  • woman laughing

    Girls on film! How to nail a branding shoot

    Ever toyed with the idea of a personal branding shoot? Then you'll want to read this. Putting your face out there is daunting, but it's the way the world's going. Muddy Editor Sophie (a habitual camera-ducker) tried it out - want to know what it's like? Read on.

  • women laughing

    Secrets to success: 10 tips for getting that dream job

    Bored of the same old 9 to 5 or reckon you deserve a high-flying role of dreams? Don't hit send until you've read this. We talk to ethical Cheltenham recruitment experts Hooray about how to nail that seriously sexy job.

  • Hot to trot: Muddy gets a Races makeover

    Ever dreamt of having your own personal stylist for the day, but always thought it was how the other half lived? Leave your preconceptions at the changing room door. We booked in for a personal styling session to get race-ready for the Cheltenham Festival - find out what really goes on behind the velvet curtain.

  • woman at desk

    5 mistakes you’re probably making with your pension

    Buried in paperwork and sticking your head in the sand? Yup, us too... We asked the pros at Oxon's Wise Investment about where we're going wrong with that glam retirement plan and how to help make the pot bigger

  • woman dancing

    Footloose with ChiChi Fit founder Danella Mercati

    When Sir Paul McCartney gives you life advice you take it. That's what happened to Danella Mercati. The result? A dance fitness class to blow your legwarmers off. We talk workouts and Strictly with the creator of ChiChi Fit.

  • vintage ride

    10 Best Christmas Markets in Glos & Worcs

    Is it even Christmas if you haven't eaten scalding chestnuts from a chalet hut? Do your festive shopping right this year with these 10 merry markets worth a visit within an hour of Glos & Worcs.

  • woman

    Sustainable swap shop! 7 ways to help the planet

    Fashion doesn't have to be fast. Infact it's a win-win shimmying into a dreamy new buy, but knowing you are helping the planet at the same time, right? Meet Shalize Nicholas, from Madia & Matilda, leading the pack in zero-waste fashion she shares her top swaps for looking good this season.

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