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  • Hallo Halulu!

    Say aloha to a new surfer-style bar on Teignmouth’s sea-front complete with cool graffiti art and amazing sea views.

    • Review: Riverford Field Kitchen

      Wanna live life on the veg? Muddy books in for Meat-free Monday at Riverford Field Kitchen and discovers: who shares wins.

    • Review: The Duck at Yeoford

      Cor, love a duck? Yeoford's only village pub has talented new owners and a ruddy-gorgeous new look. You'd be quackers not to get to down there quick!

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • 10 Fave Veggie Eateries

      Tofu or not tofu, that is the question! Whether you're a veggie or the full vegan, Devon's plant-based cafes and restaurants have never looked so lush.

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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

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  • 24 hours in Matera

    Have you seen the new James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ trailer with the car chase scenes around Matera? I was in this European City of Culture 2019 just a few months back, checking out the best places to go (but of course!). Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while I tell you my insider tips to the coolest city you’ve probably never heard of!

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  • J’adore/J’abhor

    This week’s Muddy heated debate: whether or not to embrace a full head of grey hair. Eeeek! or chic? We duke it out.

    • Win 7 perfect pieces to ease you into Autumn

      Muddy's fashion fave hush has triumphed with its new trans-seasonal collection - and we have five - yes FIVE! - sets of our fashion edit to give away, worth over £3500. Go, go, go!

    • Word up

      Too busy to say it yourself? Lacking the vocab to express your feelings after a long day battling spreadsheets or sprogs? Let a classic slogan T do it for you.

  • Take the Bait

    Glad to wave bye-bye to the summer influx of crowds and caravans? Check out Bait – a darkly witty drama tackling the effect of tourism on one south-west fishing village.

    • Read THESE this month…

      ... and win 'em all! Curl up into a comfy chair, pour a glass of wine, and dive into a new fab book with this month's hottest new reads.

    • Your awesome Autumn culture planner

      It's all going on! Behold, your cheat-sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film in the UK, as curated by Muddy's extremely cultural Kerry Potter.

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    • New season, new home!

      Summer has gone. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with these 6 breezily cool interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

    • East meets West

      Need a great gift shop in a hurry? Muddy loves Me and East in Totnes for an eclectic range of Devon art, jewellery and soap you have to fight for.

    • Twinkle, twinkle little spa

      Can't resist the the lure of a fluffy robe? Here's my pick of Devon's top 12 spa days (and one I just couldn't resist in Cornwall). Book in and bliss out.

    • Pilates…but not as you know it

      Cardio lying down? Yes please! Muddy tries out Adele's fitness of choice, Reformer Pilates, at a brand-new studio in Tiverton.

  • Muddy talks the talk

    This September I’m giving a talk to fab new women’s networking group, Six Degrees, in Exeter. Come and say hello!

    • Students sing to save the planet

      Is your child kept up at night worrying about climate change? Here's how girls from one Devon school have decided to get vocal.

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      Back-to-school essentials

      Summer hols over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

  • 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.

    • Muddy meets Terry

      Terry Hall a fan of cream teas and the West Country - who knew? The ska legend talks shopping, selfies and what's on his playlist

    • MUDDY MEETS SHAPPI

      ...Shappi Khorsandi on her new Skittish Warrior tour, how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

    • Well, hello young man!

      Muddy meets Michael O'Reilly, sultry star of Dirty Dancing. Catch him at Princes Theatre next week - but don't throw watermelons at him, he doesn't like it.

    • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

      ... and talks Marlow's Pub in the Park (Kaiser Chiefs, people), his favourite local eateries, and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

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