Denis Kilcommons: Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day was launched in North America in 1997

Denis Kilcommons: Bonds of friendship strained by the price of a stamp

Christmas card tradition undermined by expense and new technology

Denis Kilcommons: Let’s all chill out maaan ...!

On Facebook, people often put a message of goodwill or in support of a charity or a sentiment and ask everyone to share it.

Denis Kilcommons: Sharing memories of festive seasons past

It's less than two weeks to Christmas, the decorations are up, children are counting down the days.

Denis Kilcommons: Troublesome balloons keep rearing their head

Bronwyn Brennan smiled when she read my complaint about being haunted by aThomas the Tank Engine balloon on a string.

Denis Kilcommons: We're settling for one small tree and saving the planet

The carbon footprints left by Christmas illuminations must be immense

Denis Kilcommons: Enduring the silent presence of Thomas

I am being stalked by a balloon called Thomas.

Denis Kilcommons

Denis Kilcommons: Don't fear the receiver!

It’s about time this instant communication generation – with their iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, texts and emails – learn how to communicate properly

Digging for nits

Denis Kilcommons: Getting rid of unwanted pets

NHS Choices website says head lice are about the size of a sesame seed and survive by biting the scalp and sucking blood

Denis Kilcommons: Long-gone medicines are just the tonic for me!

Readers have recalled other over the counter medicines from 50 and 60 years ago

Denis Kilcommons: I’m trying to stem the flow

My nose is currently like an overflow system

Denis Kilcommons: A street menace in Berlin?

The Beano delivered with the Examiner the other week was a reminder of a recent trip to Berlin.

Denis Kilcommons: Comedians used to mock David Beckham

Comedians should laugh now that David Beckham is a multi-millionaire.

Denis Kilcommons: Battery change was needed to get me going

My car engine gave a dreaded click when I tried to turn it on the other morning.

Denis Kilcommons

Denis Kilcommons: Can standing up really lead to a longer life

Posture expert Dr Steven Weiniger says the human body was not made to sit at a desk for long periods of time

Journalists

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
Val Javin
Features Editor
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent