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I have 35 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. 



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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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 >>>

Images and sounds of Devon's past brought to life in concert. Photo by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts. 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 >>>

After Shackleton re-enactment, Royal Marine Baz Gray now targets South West Coast Path record in Solo 630. Read the story >>>

Meet the friends who've taken their seafood restaurant to the top of the Tripadvisor charts! 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 >>> 

Conrad Humphreys talks of his 'devastation' over the dismasting of Cat Phones during the Route du Rhum yacht race. Read the story >>> 

The rarest of sights and sounds at the nature reserve where the wildlife comes to life at night. Read the story >>>

US folk legend Peggy Seeger on being patron of Wren Music and the origins of one of the most famous ballads of all time. Read the story >>>

Walking as art ... Joining renowned walk artist Hamish Fulton for his "Walk On" event for Plymouth Arts Centre. Read the story >>>

Ninety-nine years after the the original expedition, two men become the first to re-enact Shackleton's survival voyage. Read the story >>>