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  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

  • In all your Finery

    Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion!

  • 46 stunning pubs for summer

    Everyone knows that one of summer's great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pub garden. So here's the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

  • Christmas comes early…

    Who won the seven bottles of Silent Pool gin plus the two Copa glasses? Was it you?

  • Muddy reviews: My Brilliant Friend at the Rose Theatre

    Have you read Elena Ferrante's novels? Oh but you must. The Italian writer, who keeps her identity a mystery, is the author of several brilliant novels, all vivid and austerely honest accounts of the lives, relationships and inner conflicts of intelligent women. Her writing is intimate, immersive and intense. Last year the writer was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by Time magazine, and her most recent work - four novels that make up the Neapolitan series - has just been adapted for the stage by April de Angelis into two shows of two-and-half-hours. It's showing at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and my good friend and long-time Fleet Street journalist John Clarke (The Independent, The Times, the i paper - check out the iQuiz) was there to review it on Saturday.

  • Happy birthday Mr G F Watts

    Last week would have been the 200th birthday of England's (and Surrey's) Michelangelo, and to celebrate the occasion Watts Gallery - Artists' Village in Compton has launched a programme of events - Watts 200 - featuring exhibitions and events focusing on the life, works and legacy of this great artist.

  • Resolutions reaffirmed

    January can be a test of endurance for even the strongest among us. Long dark days and cold dreary weather without the sparkle of Christmas lights can make even the most cheery of us feel a little glum. Add New Year resolutions and January detox to the mix, and, well, it's tough. We're at the halfway mark, and if you're anything like me your willpower will be starting to fade, so I've asked life-style coach and general all-round creature of loveliness Clare Percival of Now It's All About Me for her top tips on how to carry on in 2017 as you had meant to start out.

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