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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

Want to do Veganuary without giving up cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.

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


  • Annoying fact: women typically invest 30% less in their financial future than men 😱 Shocking, right? But it’s not too late to start - from school fees and retirement to career changes and going single we’ve got the lowdown from Schroders on how to take control of your finances for 2021. Chick the link in bio, go, go go!
  • 👩‍❤️‍👨Win a luxury pub stay for two @thehoninghambuck👩‍❤️‍👨with a three course meal, plus a beer masterclass - the perfect summer treat. Head over to our Reader Treats to be in with a chance of winning. 👆 Link in bio
  • Best Christmas decorations in my local area go to this fabulous house! Loving the pink take on the festive look - how Muddy Stilettos is that?! #christmasdecor #christmas2020 #christmaslights
  • Your dog 🐶could look as smug as this charming fellow warming his tail by an open fire if you win our latest reader treat - a luxe dog-friendly overnight stay @thethreeblackbirdsinn in Woodditton with dinner for two, breakfast and a special package for your pup. You’ll find all the details at the link in bio 👆🏼or simply enter here by following @muddysuffolkcambs and liking this post. #competition #instacomp #luxegiveaway #giveaway #win #comp #travelcompetition #travelgiveaway #suffolk #dogsofinstagram
  • Working my way through the county’s various takes on Christmas Dinner in the lead up to the big day itself! Well there’s not exactly much else to do this year except eat, is there?! And no-one to see my waist expanding 😂 This little beauty was from the amazing Fox & Hounds in Barley. Looking for ways to make something just as gourmet on the 25th? I’ve spoken to some of our area’s best chefs for their top tips for turkey, roasties and all the trimmings. Link in bio as always 👆🏼#christmasdinner #christmas2020 #turkey #eatingmywaythrough2020
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  • Get your finances into shape for 2021

    Get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital – and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

  • Kids

    • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

    • Stowe School’s life-changing Change 100 project is a go

      Stowe School’s life-changing Change 100 project is a go

      Know a truly talented child who could be a future change maker? The illustrious Stowe School in Bucks is embarking on a hugely ambitious, altruistic project to help fund 100 student places a year for those who desperately need it.

  • Veganuary: The beauty edit
  • Veganuary: The beauty edit
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  • Best fitness gear for 2021

    Best fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We’re with you! Here’s the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that’ll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • Fur baby! Cosy coats for winter

      Fur baby! Cosy coats for winter

      'Tis the season for wrapping up warm and a new fur coat is on our wish list. Here are six cosy options to buy now from the brilliant shops on The Indie Store.

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

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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Little Black Book

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

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