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.

All Stories

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

Honley High School regains Good grade in Ofsted inspection

“I would like to thank our parents for their support, my governors for their encouragement and my Deputy Head teacher, Mrs Heather Rogers, who recently lost her fight with motor neurone disease," says head in tribute

"She has completely transformed my life": Hearing dog Biscuit sets Beth of Paddock on new career path as dog groomer

Cocker Spaniel transforms life for mother of two

Bowling Green Kids Club, based in Bowling Green Primary School, has been graded Inadequate

Inadequate: Verdict on Stainland's Bowling Green Kids Club by Ofsted

Club hopes for new inspection within months in order to be re-graded

Holmfirth sculptor David Mayne's work is to be installed on the seafront at Withernsea

Holmfirth sculptor David Mayne is to see his work installed at the seaside

Careers in professional sports await teenagers leaving The Zone's Huddersfield Education Academy

Huge success of youth project at Huddersfield centre

Linda Whitwam gives new Ainley Top restaurant a grilling - Here's what she thought

What's not to like about rotisserie chicken with fries and coleslaw from only £6!


Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
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