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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.

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Restaurant review: The customer is King at Jacobs Well — and here's why

See what reviewer Linda Whitwam made of the homely Honley pub — and how it dealt with her complaint

Chinese Buffet in Huddersfield reminds me of some of the five-star Far Eastern hotels

Staff and chefs unfailingly helpful and polite

Ricci's Place, Halifax

Is Ricci's Place as mouth-wateringly good as Ricci's Tapas? Find out in this week's restaurant review

Our reviewer Linda Whitwam loves Ricci's Tapas — did sister restaurant Ricci's Place deliver?

Ex-head of Fairfield special school calls for investigation into huge supply teachers' costs

26 staff have left from a total staff team of 122 since August 2013

Does our reviewer blow hot and cold over Fire and Ice in Honley?

The Lemon Tree was a firm fixture in Honley for many years

Ofsted is full of praise for improvements at Almondbury Community School

Headteacher Trevor Bowen delighted with latest inspection report

Longley School, Lowerhouses

Longley School again ordered to improve by watchdog Ofsted

The report stated: “Pupils do not make consistently good progress in a wide range of subjects."

Tributes paid to Aaron Callum Vowles

Tributes to motorcyclist killed in Kirkheaton crash

Road closed for five hours after fatal crash

Ofsted emergency inpsection at Zakaria Girls High School

Ofsted carries out emergency inspection on Zakaria Muslim Girls’ High School — during Eid

Safety of students at Kirklees school was prime consideration — but inspectors couldn't speak with them due to festival of Eid


Appeal for witnesses after fatal motorcycle crash at Kirkheaton

Road closed for five hours after fatal crash


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