Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for 20 years. He is the former deputy editor of food industry news website just-food and has covered hard news, in-depth analysis features, interviews and comment pieces on the industry. For more than two years he was a reporter for the Daily Mail Online, one of the world’s largest newspaper websites at the forefront of online journalism. He covered breaking news stories on a global scale, including the death of Margaret Thatcher and the hurricane that ravaged the East Coast of the United States.
After the Mail he moved to the Mirror.co.uk and was an integral part of the award-winning and rising news website’s successes. His freelance work has featured in news outlets throughout the world. As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools.
During the pandemic, Sam helped his carpenter brother renovate his home in Lincolnshire and the pair converted his van into a mini-camper. He is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.
There are many rules and regulations you need to be aware of before you break ground. Here we explain what you need to know when it comes to planning permission for a septic tank
Japanese knotweed that was left to grow over 20 feet in one man's garden has resulted in Transport for Wales being forced to pay damages for not dealing with the invasive plant that originated on their land
Shower toilets, also known as bidet toilets, can improve bathroom hygiene but with them needing an electrical connection in the bathroom — are they legal to install?
Weeds can seem utterly overwhelming to many gardeners but those keen to keep their gardens organic (perhaps if you have animals and children) can still keep on top of them using natural methods
Celebs Mark Wright and wife Michelle Keegan have been documenting the ambitious build and we take the tour of their work below
We asked the experts for the best products and methods to removing the worse mould stains from fabric. Here is what they said in an easy to follow step-by-step guide
Macerator toilets can be a solution when you don't have the required "fall" for a soil pipe to install a regular toilet. Here we look at how they work and whether they are a good idea
Wigmore Castle was established in 1067 and was a major centre of power for over 500 years, and now you can be the owner of it
Sustainable drainage systems are set to become more important focus in our homes due to a change in the law from next year. Here we look at permeable paving
Different ways of investing in your home yield varying returns and we look at what kind of work to your home can add the most value to your house
A proposed government ban on oil boilers from 2026 could force millions of homeowners to seek alternative heating systems for their houses. Here we look at all the options
Sustainable drainage systems that help control surface water will become mandatory next year in an effort to tackle rising flood levels
The couple want to build a second home on their plot and gained permission to do this, but neighbours have opened an injunction to stop materials being brought to the site
Self build family home, reflecting the highest standards in architecture and innovative designs, was approved after initial rejection due to Paragraph 80(e) clause of planning regulations
There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing insulation for your home. Here we look at mineral wool and ask an expert to explain all the benefits
The folk icon bought the stunning 24-acre period property in 2006 for a reported £2.26m but is now looking to sell the home in Cairngorms National Park
Eon, Scottish Power, and EDF announce record profits in the first half of 2023 as millions of UK households continue to stay in fuel poverty
The pop star grew up in the village of Newton-le-Willows but his modest former family home is now up for sale
SuDS will become a legal requirement next year. Here's our guide on what SuDS are as well as the examples of SuDS you can start incorporating into your home
Rimless toilets are touted as more efficient, hygienic, and quieter than traditional designs. Here we explain why as well as how they are different to other toilet styles
The company say they have stopped a number of their Hive products to focus on eco-friendly devices such as air source heat pumps as part of their "big plans to make Britain’s homes greener"
The singer has had plans to create a private chapel on his Suffolk estate approved, which he says he plans to use for social gatherings and religious ceremonies for "people from around the world"
If you have the invasive plant species you can face civil or legal action if you do not deal with it properly. Here we show you how to avoid these penalties for Japanese knotweed