Samantha Laurie

The nights may be drawing in, but the kids can still get outside. Samantha Laurie has a few ideas... Read more


Enjoyable as they are, looking after grandkids can be physically exhausting if you’re not as quick and nimble as you once were Read more


Make your split as smooth as possible, especially for the kids Read more



Piers Golden

From wild mountains to wild boar stew, northern Corsica has it all. Samantha Laurie tucks in Read more


Placements are available for young people aged 11-17 Read more


Spruce up your family dinners with some vegan options Read more


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


Transforming streets across the country Read more


Four years ago, it was one of the worst schools in the country; today it's one of the best. Samantha Laurie meets the man behind the remarkable rise of Harris Academy Battersea Read more


With the unsteady financial future many face now, grandparents are looking to help the next generation along. Samantha Laurie talks to Sarah Coles and Patrick Connolly for some advice on how to save money for your grandchildren's future. Read more


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Slater King

With dementia rapidly on the rise, Kingston Hospital is pioneering a new style of ward for elderly care. Samantha Laurie explores a world of movement and light Read more


Nella Guagenti enjoys a taste of the Caribbean right in the heart of Battersea Read more


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


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


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 Read more

Celebrity 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 Read more


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. Read more