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Samantha Laurie

Welcome to the first review of our new feature, 'Parent's eye'. This regular feature, written by the wonderful mums and dads of Surrey & SW London, will consist of a series of reviews and advice on where to take your little ones. more

Kids/Schools

Road closures don’t always mean misery. Samantha Laurie on a streetwise scheme that is bringing communities together. more

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Samantha Laurie takes a look at the development transforming Vauxhall’s former telephone exchange more

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Miriam González Durántez wants girls everywhere to aim for the top. Here the wife of the former Deputy PM tells Samantha Laurie about the charity she has founded to encourage them more

Interviews

Is the lack of free play hampering our children’s neurological development? Samantha Laurie talks to the founder of TimberNook, an outdoor camp designed to boost sensory experience more

Kids/Schools

If the play’s the thing, get them watching early. Samantha Laurie on some new initiatives in early years theatre more

Kids/Schools

Easter revision courses have never been more popular. Samantha Laurie looks at the key players more

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Are British kids ready for American-style summer camps? Samantha Laurie looks at the best residential kids camps in Blighty. more

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What do you do with a teen whose summer holiday plans amount to sleep and Snapchat? Try camp, says Samantha Laurie more

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Could a gift experience be just the ticket for your hard-to-buy-for teenager? Samantha Laurie plays Santa more

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Don’t want to go back to the office? Try the kitchen table instead. Samantha Laurie on child-related franchises more

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4 STARS, Woking Theatre Sept 26-30. Look who’s just moved into the neighbourhood! Samantha Laurie gives The Addams Family musical a big thumbs up more

Theatre/Arts

From popstar excess to parish priest, Richard Coles has come a long way. Samantha Laurie sounds him out more

Interviews

A children’s nursery has opened in a residential home for the elderly in Wandsworth. Samantha Laurie explores the benefits more

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4 STARS, September 13-16. A quiet tale of friendship and ageing, Driving Miss Daisy at Richmond Theatre becomes something special in the hands of such accomplished actors. Samantha Laurie reviews more

Theatre/Arts

The Gambia has never had it so good. With greater political stability and an abundance of wildlife, the country offers a warm welcome to visitors. Samantha Laurie heads into Africa more

Health/beauty

What better way of staying youthful than to work with young people as a volunteer? Samantha Laurie looks at some inspiring local opportunities more

Kids/Schools

Hold onto your pelvic floor. Samantha Laurie discovers a lunchtime comedy club for new mums and their babies more

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There’s more to Dracula country than creepy castles and vampires. Samantha Laurie visits a land time forgot more

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Wandsworth editor Sam Laurie lists some of her favourite spots in Earlsfield and Southfields more

Our Editors pick the best theatre going on over April across Surrey, SW London and Berkshire more

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