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    Happy New Year! Best local places to see in 2020

    What you doing for New Year's Eve? One of these 12 awesome gatherings, that's what! From overnighters to pub parties, dinner destinations to bar crawlers, raise your glass to the new decade.

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    Top 9 local tipples – cheers!

    Time to stock up your fridges and cellars! Whether you're buying for others or yourself (hey, you deserve it), you can't go wrong with these nine divine drinks for Christmas and beyond.

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    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

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    Shop Local: Suffolk and Cambs Xmas Gift Guide

    We're absolutely mad for indies here at Muddy and we have some super-gorgeous brands and businesses across Cambs & Suffolk - flex your credit card and get ready to buy some local goodies! #InLoveWithLocal

    • #InLoveWithLocal this Xmas

      We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

    • Gift guide: for her

      Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

      • How to tablescape like a pro

        Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

      • Gift Guide: For nippers

        Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

        • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

          Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

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          It’s Panto time! The 28 best Pantomimes near you

          It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are 28 of the perkiest pantos in Cambs, Suffolk and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

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            Best festive ice skating rinks in Cambs & Suffolk

            Ice ice baby! Nothing like a whizz around a rink to make you feel festive (followed by a mulled wine obvs). We've rounded up the best ones for your skating pleasure.

          • Christmas gift guide: for him

            What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

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            The Muddy guide to Christmas shopping

            Not ticked a single present off your Christmas shopping list yet? We have a look at all the shops you can find at East Anglia's amazing Presents Galore fair, plus your chance to win tickets and a festive afternoon tea.

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            14 Christmas wreath workshops to book now

            Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!

          • Christmas rapping

            Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

          • 17 fab Christmas fairs and markets

            Feeling the need to start working through that Christmas shopping list? Here, let us facilitate that! Read on for your fill of the best local festive fairs.

          • Gotta Have It

            Alcohol-filled advent calendars? Yes, you did hear me right. Two local companies have brought out deliciously indulgent takes on the classic Christmas countdown and we can't decide which one we want more!

          School Reviews

          Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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          Little Black Book

          Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

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