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I have 39 years of experience as a writer and journalist and have produced features and stories across multi-media platforms. This page shows examples of my recent work and will be constantly updated with new material. All words in the stories below are copyright Laura Joint. Click onto the images and text links to read the features. 

Interview with Mark Ormrod as he prepared for his remarkable 1k Drake's Island swim. Pix also by me. Read the story >>>

Profile of Tim Tod, CEO at Plymouth charity, Friends and Families of Special Children (Photo: Friends and Families of Special Children). Read the Story >>>

Meet the man behind Plymouth's new healthy eating restaurant in the historic Custom House. Read the Story >>>

Lydia Corbett - Picasso's muse in the late 1950s - has a major retrospective of her work in London. Read the story >>>

The artists from Devon and Cornwall who are 'Drawn to London' - 3 pages in Devon Life. Read the story >>> 

The inspirational woman heading up Plymouth's Sunflower Women's Centre. Read the story >>> 

Plymouth - aka 'Britain's Ocean City' - leading the fight against single use plastic cups. Read the story >>> 

'The Real Cornwall' - as portrayed by two of the county's artists. Two pages in Cornwall Today - Read the Story >>>

The two naïve artists carrying on a Plymouth tradition made famous by Beryl Cook. Read the story >>> 

Plymouth Magazine coverage >>>

Best-selling children's author and illustrator Simon James tells me what inspires his work. Read the story >>>

Toby's extraordinary journey that led to plans for the UK's first hip hop theatre - and to an MBE. Read the story >>>

From the classroom to organic fruit & veg: When a fresh start really does mean a fresh start. Read the story >>>

How herbs and spices proved a life-changer for Greedy Fox founder Jamie. Read the story >>> 

Historic Cornish mines provide the inspiration for thriller. Read the story >>>

The centuries-old songs that are returning 'home' to Devon from Newfoundland. Illustration: Bideford Newfoundlanders in a Fair Gale – copyright Mark Myers, 1977.  Read the story >>>
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And see one of the songs being sung on BBC news >>> 

Meet the people at the Real Junk Food Project Plymouth who are feeding bellies, not bins. Read the story >>> 

Writer Liz Shakespeare and folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll bring a new audience to 'Postman Poet' Edward Capern. Read the story >>> 
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Jo Pavey supporting Women-only marathon. Read the story >>> 

AtKitchen Asian Cuisine hits the No. 1 spot. Read the story >>> 

The dramatic story behind the success of Plymouth's Barbican Theatre. Read the story >>> 

Departing CO says restoration will enhance the Royal Citadel's offering to the community. Read the story >>>

Couples return to the place where they said 'I Do' - written for the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. Read the story >>>

Exclusive interview with folk singer Sam Lee for Folk Radio UK. Read the story >>>

The first Women Can marathon is announced. Read the story >>>

Meet the Plymouth woman whose organisation is making a difference for displaced refugees in Syria. Read the story >>>

From home cooking in Thailand, to wowing diners at her new street food emporium in Plymouth - Supha's Story. Read the Story >>>

The singer-songwriter who started a new CD as a man and finished it as a woman. Read the story >>>

TV adventurer Simon Reeve describes our impact on the planet as a "tragedy and an immorality". Photo: Ruth Mayer. Read the story >>>

The mother and daughter team who are a real glass act. Read the story >>>

England rugby legend and former RAF pilot Rory Underwood talks about the transition into civilian life. Read the story >>>

An exclusive interview with harmony trio Lady Maisery. Read the story >>> 

What do you do when you can’t find an all-natural fruit ice lolly for love nor money? Make your own! Read the story >>>