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I'm Sue, editor of Muddy Dorset & Somerset, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Move over Mr M, I'll take it from here. Make the barbecue your own this summer with these super-handy gadgets and accessories.

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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    • Perky picnicware

      Perky picnicware

      With picnic season officially open, get ready for a summer of meals on the move with these stylish and practical picnic must-haves.

    • #PREPARETOCARE

      #PREPARETOCARE

      Five conversations you need to have with your parents sooner rather than later.

    • 7 steps to better sleep in lockdown

      7 steps to better sleep in lockdown

      So you've downed a chamomile tea and ignored your phone but still can't get to sleep. Sound familiar? Read on for our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

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  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Thanks for asking! Say hello to Jade and her delicious bakery business and find out how the money has helped her boost her business to the next level.

  • Kids

    • Make a splash!

      Make a splash!

      Where to cool off when the heat is on, without going to the sea: the Muddy pick of the best lidos, water parks and wild swimming near you

    • Summer holiday guide

      Summer holiday guide

      Got stuff organised for the kids over the coming weeks? Oops! Never fear, Muddy has your back - just read our nifty guide to kids' summer activities in Dorset and Somerset

  • Pucker up! 11 lipsmacking lipsticks
  • Pucker up! 11 lipsmacking lipsticks
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  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    He’s worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands – raising money for the NHS in association with theatres like The North Wall. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five busy writers and presenters, juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

    • Muddy gets chefy with Olivia Burt

      Muddy gets chefy with Olivia Burt

      We catch up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist to find out her backstage goss, favourite dishes and top spots to eat in London.

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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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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