Lifestyle Opinion

Denis Kilcommons: I've had a stamp of disapproval from Lilian for my miserly attitude

Maybe I will fork out on postage for those Christmas cards

Denis Kilcommons: Appliance of science to professional burglars

University research into crime

Denis Kilcommons: Now this boy band really had talent!

The X Factor has rumbled to its conclusion. Not that I watched a single minute of it

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Denis Kilcommons: I've had a stamp of disapproval from Lilian for my miserly attitude

Maybe I will fork out on postage for those Christmas cards

Denis Kilcommons: Appliance of science to professional burglars

University research into crime

Denis Kilcommons: Now this boy band really had talent!

The X Factor has rumbled to its conclusion. Not that I watched a single minute of it

Denis Kilcommons: Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day was launched in North America in 1997

Denis Kilcommons: Black Friday, Manic Monday, Cyber Tuesday.... and the many other shopping days to Christmas

Black Friday was imported from America.

Denis Kilcommons: Even this atheist is saddened by the displacement of the nativity by Spiderman

Baby Jesus absent from the majority of advent calendars

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

Christmas card tradition undermined by expense and new technology

Denis Kilcommons: Scam callers still out to get you

Don't let them take you in

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.

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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: Some magic properties of lotions and potions

Who remembers Fennings Fever Cure?

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.

Videos & Photos

FEATURE: Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire talks of Huddersfield and Halifax drama successes

Restaurant review: Trattoria Domenico

Take a look around this week's featured Property of the Week - Keith Dixon's house in Longley

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