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.

Woodsome Hall's Rochelle Morris takes the English Women's Amateur Championship runner-up trophy at Hunstanton

Rochelle Morris is celebrating winning the runner-up trophy in the English Women’s Amateur Championship

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Woodsome Hall's Rochelle Morris takes the English Women's Amateur Championship runner-up trophy at Hunstanton

Rochelle Morris is celebrating winning the runner-up trophy in the English Women’s Amateur Championship

Huddersfield's Nick Marsh to defend English Amateur title in Yorkshire

Huddersfield’s Nick Marsh will defend his English Men’s Amateur Championship title in Yorkshire this week

Huge fire in Ravensthorpe leaves future of former Dewsbury Auctions building in doubt

Blaze puts future of historic building at risk - Dewsbury and Mirfield tackled the fire with help from Batley crews

Part-time job is secret of success for Crosland Heath's Rob Booth

Rob Booth has retained the Yorkshire PGA Classic

Cleckheaton and Fixby's Megan Clarke wins Yorkshire Junior Girls title by seven shots

Teenager Megan Clarke has convincingly won the Yorkshire Junior Championship by a margin of seven shots

Woodsome Hall golfer Rochelle Morris takes runners-up slot in English Women's Amateur Championship

Rochelle Morris

Great Yorkshire Show: Bumper year for Huddersfield exhibitors and traders

Big success for Collins family from Lower Whitley among others - find out more and see our pictures of the sun-soaked showground

Daisy McLoughlin left heartbroken she can't join friends at King James' high school due to lack of places

Rowley Lane parent accuses Kirklees Council of 'segregation' after daughter sees 56 others from her school move up with just two left behind

Love Island winner Max Morley's mum on her son's TV stardom, his relationship with Jess and what the future holds

Holmfirth's Max won a share of £50,000 by winning the ITV2 show but despite intense media interest his mum says he's just a Yorkshire lad who has stayed true to himself

A small number of North Kirklees schools accounted for a large chunk of the supply teaching bill

Kirklees supply teaching bill shoots up to £8 million

Schools spending huge amounts on staff cover

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Martin Shaw
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