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I'm Alex, 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

Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

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The Spring Edit

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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  • Easy slow-cooked lamb for a spring feast

    Easy slow-cooked lamb for a spring feast

    Looking for a low-effort crowd pleaser for a post lockdown get-together? This melt-in-the-mouth lamb recipe with polenta chips is just the ticket, slow-cooked for five hours.

    • 58 things to glam up your garden

      58 things to glam up your garden

      Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

    • Downsizing in later life? 9 things to consider

      Downsizing in later life? 9 things to consider

      Got aging parents thinking to downsize? It pays to do your research. Here are 9 key things to look out for when you’re helping your parents find their next home

    • Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Having trouble sleeping? Us and half the world right now! Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets to help with some much-needed shut-eye.

    • Five ways to become more Zen

      Five ways to become more Zen

      Whether it's social anxiety about lockdown ending, or panic that it's not coming soon enough, a new book claims the ancient art of Zen will see us through. Ready to try it?

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

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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.

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    • Whitehall School, Somersham

      Whitehall School, Somersham

      Small but perfectly formed, this family-owned and pastorally-strong nursery, pre-, and prep school in rural Cambridgeshire tailors the teaching to the needs of each child.

    • 40 Best Things to do Within 2 Hours of Cambs/Suffolk

      40 Best Things to do Within 2 Hours of Cambs/Suffolk

      Are you ready to (gasp) leave your local area? From safari parks and city skylines to high ropes, here are the best outdoors things to do within 2 hours of Cambs and Suffolk.

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

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