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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

9 May 2016 10:52 Kids/Schools

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

19 Sep 2017 14:24 Interviews

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

18 Sep 2017 14:17 Kids/Schools

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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

13 Sep 2017 15:01 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

21 Aug 2017 16:51 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

12 Jul 2017 14:45 Kids/Schools

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

16 Jun 2017 11:11 Kids/Schools

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

19 May 2017 16:51 Health/beauty 1 Comments

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

3 Apr 2017 12:25

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

22 Mar 2017 16:20 , , , , Theatre/Arts

Samantha Laurie looks at the inspirational work of a small Teddington riding stables, where 85% of riders are children with autism more

20 Feb 2017 14:44 Kids/Schools

Would you know what to do if your beloved pooch was choking? Samantha Laurie learns some life-saving skills more

20 Feb 2017 14:32 Health/beauty

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As exam season for the new style A levels beckons, Easter revision courses have never been more popular. Samantha Laurie looks at the key players more

31 Jan 2017 16:50 Kids/Schools

Make the February half term a natural break. Samantha Laurie has some great ideas for getting kids out and about more

26 Jan 2017 12:45 Kids/Schools

Not so much a ghost story as a tale about haunted lives, the Irish classic, The Weir is given a fine outing by the Richmond Shakespeare Society. Samantha Laurie sees it at Mary Wallace Theatre, showing until Jan 28. more

23 Jan 2017 12:39 Theatre/Arts

If the kids’ first question on holiday is “What’s the wifi code?” perhaps it’s time for a new kind of getaway? Samantha Laurie looks at multiactivity family breaks more

4 Jan 2017 11:25 Kids/Schools

Yet to read the manual for your camera and wean yourself off that auto button? Samantha Laurie asks an expert for help in securing some fab festive pics more

28 Nov 2016 12:23 Kids/Schools

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As your teenagers hit the social scene, how sure are you that they would know what to do in an emergency? Samantha Laurie on why learning first aid could be the difference between life and death more

26 Oct 2016 14:41 Kids/Schools

Love, marriage and duty are dissected in this sparkling adaptation of one of the best-loved novels of all time. Samantha Laurie reviews Pride and Prejudice, coming to New Victoria Theatre, Woking on October 25-29. 4.5 STARS more

3 Oct 2016 12:39 Theatre/Arts

Orwell’s bleak vision of the future makes for a chilling and brilliant night of theatre. With just six weeks to run, Samantha Laurie reviews an unmissable 1984, at Playhouse Theatre more

16 Sep 2016 15:19 Theatre/Arts

Youngsters without skills and companies without workers: something is rotten in the state of Britain. Could a new type of school help? Samantha Laurie asks its champion, former Education Secretary Lord Baker more

13 Sep 2016 14:43 Kids/Schools

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