Linda Whitwam

Linda Whitwam

The former Greenhead High School girl began her journalism career in 1978. After working for newspapers in Liverpool, Newcastle and Barnsley (with a year out grape-picking and metal dipping in Germany somewhere in between), she studied photography and then travelled the globe for 22 years as a freelance travel photographer working for books, brochures and magazines. Her rucksack finally wore out and she joined the Examiner in January 2011, covering news, education and golf.

Parnell Reilly drives off into the sunset - Bradley Park professional retires after 33 years

End of an era at Huddersfield golf course

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Parnell Reilly drives off into the sunset - Bradley Park professional retires after 33 years

End of an era at Huddersfield golf course

Ofsted

Worries over child safety at Liversedge Parish Church Playgroup

Ofsted concerns lead to inadequate rating

File photo dated 08/02/12 of a pupil at work in a classroom as more children are reaching the standards expected of them in the three Rs by the time they leave primary school, new figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 28, 2014. But tens of thousands of youngsters are still failing to achieve the expected level in reading, writing and maths. The results of this year's national curriculum tests - known as Sats - show a four percentage point improvement in the proportion of 11-year-olds gaining at least a Level 4 - the standard expected of the age group, in the basics. See PA story EDUCATION Tests. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Fierce competition for places in Calderdale schools with 470 students missing out

In September, 470 students were disappointed not to get in at Brighouse High School which received 680 applications for 210 places

File photo dated 08/02/12 of a pupil at work in a classroom as more children are reaching the standards expected of them in the three Rs by the time they leave primary school, new figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 28, 2014. But tens of thousands of youngsters are still failing to achieve the expected level in reading, writing and maths. The results of this year's national curriculum tests - known as Sats - show a four percentage point improvement in the proportion of 11-year-olds gaining at least a Level 4 - the standard expected of the age group, in the basics. See PA story EDUCATION Tests. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Battle for school places rages on as the Examiner reveals the most popular schools in Kirklees and Calderdale

Find out just how over or under-subscribed your local school is here

The Official launch of the Honley Co-operative Learning Trust. Front l-r: Jan Wallis Honley High School Chair of Governors and Chair of The Honley Co-operative Learning Trust, Clr Paul Kane, Deputy Mayor of Kirklees, Paul Greenough, Honley High School headteacher

New Honley High School trust to benefit community as well as kids

The school is now being run by the charitable Honley Co-operative Learning Trust

Isaac Turner at Woodsome Hall Golf Club, Huddersfield

Woodsome Hall junior Isaac Turner wins dream trip to US

Isaac ,13, has just won the qualifying competition at Rufford Park, Sherwood, on the British Junior Golf Tour

Chris Hanson

Chris Hanson's China gamble pays dividends

The Woodsome Hall man was in two minds whether to make the long trip, due to the expense and bureaucracy involved

Deighton school teachers step up to the mark

Everyone at a Huddersfield primary school is stepping up to the mark after a poor inspection report

Leaders at Colne Valley High School start to turn the tide

Hundreds flock to open evening

Jamie Bower pictured at Meltham Golf Club with his Faldo series trophy.

Jamie Bower aiming to beat best in USA Faldo finale

Meltham golfer Jamie Bower is hoping to make one last push and end the season in style

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