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.


Milnsbridge school's "challenging journey" was worth the effort says Ofsted

Praise for school which turns itself around

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Milnsbridge school's "challenging journey" was worth the effort says Ofsted

Praise for school which turns itself around

Free HIV testing in Kirklees - and get your results 20 minutes later

New initiative for HIV Week

Greenhead College

Huddersfield's Greenhead College crowned country's top 6th form college

The college claimed top spot in the prestigious Sunday Times Parent Power list, which rates the UK’s top 2,000 state and independent schools

Crosland Heath trio impress at Outlane Alliance

Three of four main prizes go to Heath golfers

Hot stuff from Hanson in desert classic

Woodsome Hall pro ends Challenge Tour season with strong showing

Restaurant Review: The Three Acres

The Three Acres is quintessentially English

Once you accept you are going to die, you are able to move more freely: Huddersfield hero soldier Paul Hartley on Helmand minefield terror that's now a movie

Seven men were injured, and Paul, along with others, emerged as a hero and was awarded the George Cross by the Queen for his actions


Ofsted criticises Kirklees for not helping Cowlersley school quickly enough

A primary school’s action plan, implemented after a poor inspection report, is just not good enough, says Ofsted

cash, money

Four Kirklees' community groups win cash awards from Lloyd's Bank

Four local community groups have emerged as winners in a bank’s awards scheme

Kelly Taylor with her son Aiden, 5

Family moved home to seal place at St Thomas' Infant School at Bradley - only to be told they are 12 houses OUTSIDE the catchment area

Kelly Taylor teaching five-year-old Aiden at home


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