Linda Aitchison
Freelance Journalist
Author · Editor

I’m an award-winning, Midlands-based freelance writer, author and editor.

My work has been shared across the world, in newspapers including The Guardian, Independent, Daily Mail, Express, Metro, Mirror, Moscow Times, Times and The Telegraph. 

Magazine features include for Best, Candis, Company, Love It, Pick Me Up, Take a Break, Woman and Woman’s Own.

I’ve broken exclusive stories about serial killers and interviewed descendants of Stalin’s victims. I’ve gone undercover to investigate dodgy dealings and moaned about being given big pants for Christmas in Bella. As a travel writer I’ve swam with wild pink dolphins in the Amazon and shimmied in a disco lift at Butlin’s, Bognor Regis.

I’ve also appeared on various BBC ITV, and Sky News programmes, as well as Sky Crime and Central documentaries, regional and national BBC and commercial radio stations, including an interview by Jeremy Vine where I won a bet to say ‘kumquat’. For World in Action, I helped investigate the Russian mafia.

Previously a news editor at UK regional newspapers and  editor on specialist titles, I also help aspiring media professionals through mentoring and training workshops. 

My company, Nurture Media, has bagged widespread publicity for clients through expert collaboration.

This site highlights selected links and also includes advice for wannabe journalists. If you’d like to know more, I’d love to hear from you: 

A fuller portfolio is here:

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Navigating my children through grief

‘Before Neil became unwell, I was such a laid-back mum,’ says Linda.

Best Magazine

A self-confessed novice when it comes to saving the planet, Linda Aitchison wanted to see if she could cut back on plastic use and understand how it helps…

The Guardian

My junior school headteacher, Alan Harper, who has died aged 86 of vascular dementia, seldom forgot a pupil’s name, even decades after they left.

Daily Mail

The science that proves grief can damage your body as well as your mind: From heart disease to rheumatoid arthritis – evidence links bereavement to a raft of conditions.

By Julie Cook, interviewing Linda Aitchison

Daily Mail

Villagers in despair over refugee scheme shambles as 39 households offer sanctuary to fleeing Ukrainians… but just THREE have been approved and one family is told it could take three months.

Daily Mail

The sharp sting of grief often strikes when you least expect it.