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.
The actor's neighbours have lived in an unauthorised mobile home on land they own for more than two decades
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You may well be overpaying on your water bill if you have a soakaway or other surface water drainage system. Here's how to apply for a rebate — which you can even backdate six years
The amazing space hosts has a workshop and five bays with underfloor heating and moveable parts to control lighting and airflow — plus its own air source heat pump
Dan and Stacey Bond used to live in a bus they converted to a home on their land where they run an alpaca retreat
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The Grand Designs star is looking for heat pump projects that are unusual or have overcome installation challenges
The start of spring is the perfect time to tidy up your patio and make it look inviting. We explain the best way to clean patio slabs, the products you should use — and those you should avoid
There is more to a verdant lawn than simply throwing handfuls of seed about. We explain how long germination takes as well as what makes grass grow quicker
If your lawn is looking a little sparse after a tough summer and winter, it might be worth overseeding. Here we ask the experts how is best to do it
Heat pumps performed well even on the coldest observed days, according to the UK government research
Four homes on a street in Wales were told by the council they needed to make an application for planning permission after erecting fencing between their gardens
We explain why building work at your newbuild could cause problems with your warranty after a recent case in a village near Derby highlighted the issue
The heat pump manufacturer is advising homeowners not to install heat pumps in older houses and opt for boilers instead
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There is a lot to take into account when laying an artificial lawn but the result will be the ultimate low-maintenance garden. Here's our expert guide on how to do it
Mulching is great for your plants and garden. Here's everything you need to know, including the different types of mulch, how to do it and how it can save water in the summer months
Moss is thriving with the current weather conditions, leaving gardeners scrabbling to protect their grass health
The government has changed the rules to help construction firms struggling to meet post-pandemic demand