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.

Bradley Park Golf Course, Huddersfield - Professional Parnell Reilly in his shop

Europe will win The Ryder Cup by a whisker says Huddersfield's Parnell Reilly

Bradley Park golf professional and former PGA president backing a home Ryder Cup success

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Bradley Park Golf Course, Huddersfield - Professional Parnell Reilly in his shop

Europe will win The Ryder Cup by a whisker says Huddersfield's Parnell Reilly

Bradley Park golf professional and former PGA president backing a home Ryder Cup success

Fire at Peridot Fold, Fartown

Firefighters rescue two men after Fartown arson attack

The two residents rang 999 just before 5am this morning after a smoke alarm alerted them to a fire near the front door of their first floor flat in Peridot Fold

Kirklees Council logo

Kirklees Council spends £250,000 on language translation services - but unit also generates money

Costs revealed through Freedom of Information request

Tom North and Josh Morton Fixby junior golfers

Huddersfield juniors' great end to successful season

Last weekend the juniors once again won the final of the Halifax Huddersfield and District Golf Union junior foursomes knockout trophy, making it three in a row

Ian Clarke & Richard Langley-Webb with the trophy ahead of Crow Nest Park's own Ryder Cup clash

Crow Nest gets into Ryder Cup spirit with Walshaw Cup

The Walshaw Cup was first played in 1999, the brainchild of Mike Walton and former member Glynn Robertshaw

The victorious Huddersfield Ladies' Scratch Team after winning the Yorkshire Scratch Championship - Left to right are: Sandra Paul, Hannah Holden, Pat Wrightson, Joan Webb, Georgia Holden, Megan Lockett, Harriet Richardson and Megan Clarke

Huddersfield Ladies Scratch Team take Yorkshire title

The victory cemented their reputation as the strongest ladies’ section in Yorkshire after they beat old rivals Ganton in the final

Helen Morgan, Head Teacher, Hipperholme & Lightcliffe High School.

Positive outlook and teamwork driving improvements at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe

School in special measures awaits new Ofsted report

Two arrests after gunshot reports in residential street

Both are being quizzed about an alleged attack on a family and a car chase which was followed by gunshots

Newsome High School, Newsome, Huddersfield

Ofsted 'kick up the backside' spurs Newsome High on to some of best GCSE improvements in Kirklees

School reacts to Ofsted report

Nick Marsh of Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby.

Huddersfield's Nick Marsh ready for European Tour Qualifying School test

The English Amateur Champion told the Examiner: “I’ve prepared as I do for any tournament and I’m not putting any pressure on myself"

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