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.

Golfer Jamie Bower

Meltham Golf Club celebrates a winning season

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Golfer Jamie Bower

Meltham Golf Club celebrates a winning season

Woodsome Hall's Rochelle Morris nervously awaits the England call-up - with fingers crossed

Rochelle Morris is on tenterhooks - nervously awaiting an envelope through the door or the all-important phone call

Huddersfield golfer Dan Konyk blasts his way to the World Long Drive Championship in USA

Huddersfield golfer Dan Konyk has blasted his way to victory at the Grand Final of American Golf Long Drive Championship

Cash incentives for people to train as nursery teachers says Bradley-based National Day Nurseries Association

A call has been launched to get top quality candidates to train as nursery teachers in Huddersfield – and there are cash incentives for them to enter the industry


Ofsted delivers damning report on Huddersfield children's home

Children locked in rooms say inspectors

Rastrick High's Caius Lee successfully combines musical role with GCSE study

Exam success for talented musician

Restaurant Review: Black Cat in Holmfirth

It's just over a month since the tiny Black Cat Bistro opened in Holmfirth

GCSE results: Huddersfield remains above average despite challenges facing local schools

Over the last two years schools have had to cope with a number of changes, including greater emphasis on final exams (rather than course work and modular units), resits not counting in the statistics and speaking and listening no longer part of the English exam

20,000 injections and 10,000 blood tests later and Golcar's John McLean, 58, has never felt better!

A diabetes sufferer who has had to inject himself more than 20,000 is to tackle the Great North Run

Kirklees and Calderdale Councils braced for 7,000 more school places over next three years

Kirklees and Calderdale are bracing themselves for an explosion in the school population


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Huddersfield Town correspondent
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Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent