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  • Fancy a Rendezvous?

    Date night on the cards, drinks with the girls or planning a working lunch? Say bonjour to Rendezvous, Exeter’s go-to for lunchtime pow-wows and after-work quaffing.

    • And the Top 50 Gastropubs 2020 are…

      Whose tripled-cooked chips got them into the gastropub hall of fame? Roomy pants on, let's tuck in – NINE of the West Country's foodie pubs made the grade.

    • 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.

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      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!)

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      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?

  • Heaven must be missing an angel

    Because it’s here in Devon and getting a lot of love from the locals! Muddy caught up with Woodbury artist, Brendan Rawlings, to find out why his cherub has captured the county’s hearts.

    • The five best books for February

      Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em - and then win the lot!

    • 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.

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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 Shazia Mirza

    The Brummy comedian on why she’s not scared to shake things up, her new tour Coconut and where all the real eyebrows have gone.

    • Muddy meets Melissa Hemsley

      Yay, turns out the real food queen has cooking disasters too! She spills the beans (then whips them up into a tasty frittata) on her new book Eat Green, wasting less food and how she always manages to look so damn glowy.

    • 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?)

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