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  • Q&A with writer and performer Francesca Millican-Slater

    Birmingham writer-performer Francesca Millican-Slater has been collecting the stories of visitors, past and present, to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife. You too can be part of the story.

  • How to flex your life

    Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but not sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

  • Muddy meets Terry

    Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a fab new album and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

  • Meet the author: Frances Trussell

    Muddy meets former broadcast journalist turned mindfulness coach, Frances Trussell, whose first book is out on Fri 30 Nov.

  • football player Olivier Giroud

    World Cup Wonders

    Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup's hottest footballers. Instead we've found you the smartest. Seriously!

  • On the lash with Tim

    Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? The British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine.

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    Trudy Simmons

    The Crazy Daisy Clarity coach and founder of the Hampshire Business Women Facebook Group, walks us round her fave places.

  • three women walking on a white sandy beach in Zanzibar

    My favourite places

    Kitchen-whizz Gee Cartwright on Johnny Depp, Moroccan street food, truffle hunting in Italy and sweet pineapples.

    • dining table set for dinner at Meda Gedara villa in Sri Lanka

      Interiors guru – hello!

      A one-woman interiors inspiration, Fiona McLeod lives in Cheltenham and dreams in Sri Lanka. Here she shares her secret haunts.

    • Hay Donna Hay!

      Muddy founder Hero collared the Australian super chef to find out what she rustles up for supper in five minutes, her foolproof hangover cure and how she gets her kids to eat veg. Plus she shares her multihyphenate beef brisket recipe.

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