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I'm Hollie, editor of Muddy Suffolk & Cambs, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

What's on our radar this summer? From the hottest gal in pop to the glammest, plus rock and club classic - we've got your summer fun nailed with these four gigs at Newmarket Races - just grab your tickets before they sell out

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • Veganuary! Time to hit the best local vegan restaurants

    Veganuary! Time to hit the best local vegan restaurants

    One of the best things you can do this year to help the planet is go vegan (or at least ditch meat and dairy a few days a week). Here’s our guide to the best plant-based and veggie restaurants in Suffolk & Cambs.

    • Cosy winter dining in Suffolk & Cambs

      Cosy winter dining in Suffolk & Cambs

      Baby it’s cold outside and what better way to warm up than a feast somewhere fabulous? We’re talking tipis, dining domes, igloo pods, roaring fires, twinkling fairy lights & winter wonderland terraces.

    • Brilliant baking classes in honour of GBBO

      Brilliant baking classes in honour of GBBO

      On your marks. Get set. Bake! In honour of GBBO Muddy’s celebrating some amazing local baking classes where you can learn how to do some whipping, caramelising, chaffing and tempering of your own…

Culture

  • Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Thrilling theatre, exhilarating art, fantastic festivals – these are the tickets you need to book now. Settle in for a capital city culture hitlist, and a jam-packed 2022.

    • The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      From the winner of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to Stanley Tucci’s new series about the legal fallout of sunken gold, we’ve got a stonking good line-up of shiny TV to watch this week.

    • The 7 best things on TV this week

      The 7 best things on TV this week

      We’ve got highbrow; lowbrow; cutting-edge starts; triumphant returns. All the TV worth watching — from the final series of Ricky Gervais’ After Life to a sweeping Shakespeare adaptation — is right here.

    • 9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      Banish any back-to-work blues with a tip-top week of brand new telly. We’re talking the return of The Apprentice, sizzling new dramas, critically acclaimed films to stream, and more!

    • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here’s a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

Travel

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

    • The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      Want to book a ski holiday this year but not sure where to go? Snow problem! Whether you’re a family with beginners, hitting the après ski with friends or want an extreme mountain peak adventure, read on.

Home

  • Protected: Sold! Move house and gain a community, space and the great outdoors

    Protected: Sold! Move house and gain a community, space and the great outdoors

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    • House swap – what will £850k get you?

      House swap – what will £850k get you?

      Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

    • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we’re after a little interiors update. Here’s what’s hot for 2022.

  • Wellbeing

    • Superflashy newsflash: wellbeing special!

      Superflashy newsflash: wellbeing special!

      Feeing inspired to get off the couch and start running? Best to join a club for motivation and, er, more motivation. Check out Let’s Run Girls Cambridge which operates in the city as well as lots of other locations, like Ely, Cottenham and Fen Drayton. Joining together likeminded women wanting to (you’ve guessed it) run, […]

    • Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

      Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

      A traybake that’s actually good for your gut and tastes like a treat? Look no further than this clever recipe from the gut health expert’s new book

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Life

  • Want to learn something new in 2022?

    Want to learn something new in 2022?

    Whether you want to learn a new skill, try a new hobby or launch into a new career, here are 11 Muddy-approved courses to help you do just that!

  • Kids

    • Old Buckenham Hall, Brettenham

      Old Buckenham Hall, Brettenham

      This small, rural prep school with a family vibe lies in idyllic Suffolk countryside and boasts a musical heritage, impressive grounds and a strong academic offering.

    • Top tips on moving schools (from the experts)

      Top tips on moving schools (from the experts)

      Moving from primary to senior school can be a daunting time for kids AND parents so we’ve picked the brains of experts in the area to help make sure the transition’s a smooth one all round.

    • Culture vulture! All the best art, theatre & music for 2022!
    • Culture vulture! All the best art, theatre & music for 2022!

Instamuddy

  • Want to get some fun dates in the diary for this summer? Check out four top gigs @newmarket_racecourses including Queen of pop Anne-Marie @annemarie 😍 Link in bio 👀
  • Congrats to Muddy fave @2magpiesbakery opening a cafe in Woodbridge on Monday 🙌🎉 Pop in and support if you're local. Now we're thinking about cake...mmmm 🎂 
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  • It's Wellbeing Month at Muddy and we're celebrating by rounding up all the best things for mind and body in Suffolk & Cambs this Jan! Make it a kick-ass start to 2022 🙌 Link in bio 👀
  • ✨'Anything you need, Muddy Stilettos has got it!' ✨The fabulous @davinamccall and @mdlondon chat why they LOVE Muddy on this week's @makingthecutpodcast - from the power of the Muddy Awards 💪 to why Davina will be checking out Best Places to Live next time she moves house 🏡 Go listen!
  • Well hey there Veganuary! Planned to quit meat and dairy this month (or at least cut down)? Time to visit one of Suffolk & Cambs best restaurants for plant-based diets 🌱 
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Fashion

People

  • Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

    Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

    Essex-based Ed’s heading to Bury St Edmunds…Muddy caught up to chat jokes, famous friendships and not being a d**k before he hits town.

    • Muddy chats to celeb ventriloquist Paul Zerdin

      Muddy chats to celeb ventriloquist Paul Zerdin

      He won America’s Got Talent and is finally back on tour. Ahead of his shows in Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, Muddy talks to ventriloquist Paul Zerdin about weird fan mail, dressing up as Maggie Thatcher and his beef with Barney the Dinosaur.

    • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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

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Little Black Book

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

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