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January

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  • Happy Veganuary!

    Running out of home-cooking inspo for the month of meatlessness? Tuck into Muddy’s pick of 12 plant-based eateries across the county.

    • mocktail

      Three of the best mocktails

      Still on the wagon for Dry January? Get your chops around these local mocktails - all the thrill of a cocktail, none of the hangover.

    • Let the bells ring out…

      ...for The Five Bells at Clyst Hydon! Muddy cosies up to an award-winning 16th century thatched pub near Exeter. (Oh, I wish I could eat here every day-ay!)

    • Time for a Devon tipple?

      I should say so - we're gasping! Quench your Christmas thirst - and maybe tick off a gift or two from Santa's list - with Muddy's pick of the best local booze , and boozers around the county.

    • Review: The Depot Eatery

      Muddy puts pedal to the metal and motors to The Depot, a former garage and service station at Mullacott Cross near Ilfracombe. Fill her up, baby!

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  • 3 new online bridal collections

    Here comes the bride… and she’s got next-day delivery! First time online collections from the likes of Matches, Kitri and even a recently revitalised Warehouse that will be right up your aisle.

    • Gotta Have It

      The grimmest day of the year is here. But here's how to make Blue Monday blue in a pleasingly different way this year (not like that, you pervs!)

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      Leopard-print has come a LONG way from Bet Lynch's barmaid wardrobe. It's flipping everywhere now. But is it still chic? Cue an almighty rumble in the jungle with two Muddy staffers with very different views.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

    • J’adore/J’abhor

      It's Movember, when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. The Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

  • Review: The Book of Mormon

    Tamer than expected, despite its South Park credentials, this is still a first class musical with great gags – and, of course, rude words aplenty.

    • This month’s best new reads

      What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

    • Book now! The 2020 cultural picks you must not miss

      There's a ridiculous amount of amazing art, books, film, TV, music and theatre landing this year. Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter picks out the best of the bunch.

    • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

      So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

    • It’s Panto Time!

      Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the theatre you go! Here are 15 of the perkiest pantos and festive shows in Devon. Get ready to heckle!

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  • 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. Win it here.

    • 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 best children books of the year!

      From toddlers to teens, Muddy's edit should give you ample inspiration for small people’s Christmas presents. Bookmark this pronto!

  • Muddy meets Josie Long

    The most positive comedian in the biz on Celebrity Masterchef, being a new mum, and her new tour, Tender, coming to North Devon in February.

    • 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.

    • Hey Ms DJ!

      Sarah Gosling, Radio Devon's answer to Simon Cowell, has her finger on the pulse of our music scene and it's pumping! The BBC Introducing presenter on life as a DJ, what's on her playlist and how she discovers new talent. (Now where did I put my harmonica?)

    • 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).

    • Muddy meets the Countess of Devon

      Where does a Californian countess with 3500 acres to roll round in go on her days off? Countess of Devon, AJ Courtenay, tells Muddy about some of her favourite places.

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