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.

Golf Competition: win a family full playing membership at Marsden Golf Club for 2015

Marsden Golf Club is pulling out all the stops to get more people involved in the game – and playing at Marsden

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Golf Competition: win a family full playing membership at Marsden Golf Club for 2015

Marsden Golf Club is pulling out all the stops to get more people involved in the game – and playing at Marsden

Huddersfield schools to get share of £16m to help poorer pupils

Huddersfield schools will get a share of a £16m cash boost announced by the Government

Stewart nears end of his 1,000-mile charity run

A bracing 10-mile winter run in an orange tutu has brought Kirklees College tutor Stewart Jackson to within hopping distance of his 1,000-mile target for charity.

Kirkheaton playgroup turn their Ofsted report around.

Kirkheaton Playgroup celebrating after Ofsted upgrade to Good rating

The move follows a hotly-contested grading of Inadequate in the Spring after inspectors turned up unannounced and a vital record book couldn’t be produced

Professional golfer Chris Hanson from Huddersfield reflects on his most successful season to date

Open Championship appearance was fantastic experience

Huddersfield golfer Nick Marsh selected for England in Australia

Five-week trip Down Under for Fixby ace

Restaurant review: Olivetta in Lindley

“Lindley, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Huddersfield parish, West Riding Yorkshire, stands on high ground"

Ofsted report shows falling percentage of Huddersfield pupils in schools rated Good or better by watchdog

Kirklees is languishing in the bottom third of the national table for both secondary and primary schools

Ofsted says soon to be merged Denby Dale Nursery School is Outstanding

A village school which is due to merge with another has just been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted

Firefighter tackling blaze at Ashworth Close updated

Fire which destroyed Dewsbury flats is under investigation reveal police

Investigators can't get into the building as the blaze has caused a number of structural faults

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Linda Whitwam
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