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3-20 MAY 2022

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I'm Lucie, editor of Muddy Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

Gotta have it

Muddy Awards 2022

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Culture

  • Feet up! 6 things to watch on TV this week

    Feet up! 6 things to watch on TV this week

    Need something new to watch this week? You’ve come to the right place! From a freshly funny new talk show to an indulgent crime thriller, this is the best of the best.

    • The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      Sure, the sun might be shining, but the calibre of TV this week is even brighter. From Tom Hiddleston in The Essex Serpent to BBC3’s new Sally Rooney adaptation, here’s what to stay in for.

    • Hot Five: this week’s not-to-miss TV

      Hot Five: this week’s not-to-miss TV

      Colin Firth’s true crime gripper, Mike Myers witty return to screen and a shock-doc on a familiar high street fashion chain

    • Yes you May! What’s on locally this month

      Yes you May! What’s on locally this month

      Feel the spring sun on your skin, and get out and about this month! From dazzling shows to super-cool festivals, here’s the lowdown on the fun stuff happening across Notts & Derbyshire

    • 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.

Travel

  • Food for thought: the best gourmet getaways

    Food for thought: the best gourmet getaways

    Eat, sleep, repeat! Food and travel go together like, err, gin and tonic (cheers!) and if you find top nosh plays a key part in making your holiday a success, perhaps it’s time to take things a step further and make it the central focus?

    • The best cruise holidays for 2023

      The best cruise holidays for 2023

      When one destination isn’t enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF – the cruise.

    • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      Staycationing this summer? Then you’re going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

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  • 45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    Thinking of a redesign? From classic Shaker styles to sleek contemporary cabinets, these kitchen design companies across the Muddy counties know just what they’re doing.

    • A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

      A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

      This Mediterranean twist on roast potatoes, with coriander and olives, makes a perfect side dish, or the main event for lunch alongside a crisp green salad.

    • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

      8 gorgeous new gardening books

      Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

  • Wellbeing

    • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      To celebrate this year’s Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company’s health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

    • Morning routines of happy women: the fashion MD

      Morning routines of happy women: the fashion MD

      Disco workouts, outfit building, and the perfect creamy scrambled eggs – this is what a morning looks like for Fiona Lambert, Managing Director of Jaeger

Life

  • Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    She’s got a podcast, comedy show, award-winning books and celeb following – Rosie Wilby is the one to listen to if you’re breaking up

  • Kids

    • Repton School, Repton

      Repton School, Repton

      One of the UK’s oldest schools, Repton in Derbyshire holds a deserved reputation for sporting brilliance, mind-boggling facilities – and a refreshing lack of pretension.

    • Repton Prep School

      Repton Prep School

      Set in 55 majestic acres of Derbyshire countryside, this rural co-ed day and boarding school is known for its sporting prowess and all-rounder ethos.Set in 55 majestic acres of Derbyshire countryside, this rural co-ed day and boarding school is known for its sporting prowess and all-rounder ethos.

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Fashion

  • 10 buys for World Bee Day

    10 buys for World Bee Day

    Hey, if it’s for the little black and yellow fellas, then who are we to argue with a shopping spree to celebrate World Bee Day (20 May)? Here are 10 on-trend buys we’re totally buzzing about

    • Fresh air, fresh fashion!

      Fresh air, fresh fashion!

      Seven compelling reasons to head to Bicester Village including up to 20 per cent off prices in April’s renowned Private Sale and the Do-Good pop up boutique. Trust us, no-show is not an option.

    • Your 2022 social calendar – the ultimate Guide

      Your 2022 social calendar – the ultimate Guide

      Diaries out? Read on for our insider guide on where to go, what to do, and – of course – how to nail the dress code with perfect prints and dazzling dresses from Ted Baker.

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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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