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Ellis Butcher

BLACK FRIDAY: Some of the scenes from so-called Black Friday which started in America and is seen as the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Black Friday they called it, but it made me feel Blue

FRIENDLY: England's Jack Wilshere tussles with Scotland's Steven Naismith but is it really that important?

Football isn't as important as life or death

AUTUMN: The secret to enjoying autumn and winter in Cumbria and not being unwell is getting out in it

The only way to like a Cumbrian winter is to love it


Modern sayings are not so 'Coolio'

The children are going nuts over conkers

Have a safe and enjoyable flight...

Brace yourself for turbulence


There is no English word for Siesta...

Rooney on the ball against Peru

Don't get carried away by England and the World Cup

Sunshine break has been a long time coming

Coniston Water from Holme Fell

Good Friday and the Great Easter Cannonball Run into the Lake District National Park

Welcome to Amblecity says the sign outside The Spar

Ambleside's store wars are unnecessary, but maybe this is the answer...

STUCK: Stephanie experiences the Morecambe Bay quicksands

Journalists are human too, honest!

It's a dog's life for the Butchers' Border Terrier

What is our dog having nightmares about?

Councillors should have better priorities than smoking taxi drivers


Whose idea was it to let off fireworks at midnight?

Sweet night of parental freedom reveals real inequality

Only 70 people witnessed my door trauma...

Car crime? Leave it to the professionals...

I can't even get the dog to listen

The big Father Christmas question

A lesson in humility from a true footballing legend

Blog: My neck is getting shorter. Is that what happens as you get older?

Blog: Never go without your stress residue medicine

Blog: Free holiday failed to live up to promise

Blog: Being judgmental is not a nice trait . . .

Blog: What could possible go wrong with my big sis?

Blog: I'm at war with the DVD remote

Blog: Football used to be a real sport


Blog: Making the most of the summer . . .

Blog: Ignore the inner freedom fighter

Blog: Save us from the stick-in-the-muds

Blog: Does anybody have an opinion?

Blog: See the fells in stunning HD

Blog: 'Summer' is a national disgrace

Blog: Look out for the unattended dog

Blog: Being quizzed by the fish police

Blog: Trouble with the welding fairy

Blog: A relaxing break is hard work

Blog: What happened to all the budgies?

Blog: I can be proper working class

Blog: Games need to be rubbish again

Blog: It's all a bit too Hollywood

Blog: Home phones are like the dodo

Blog: A healthy time at Fat Donald's


Blog: You shouldn't be so stupid


Blog: DS Dad always put them off


Blog: Something to look forward to?


Blog: Man flu can be really serious . . .

Blog: Annoyances just keep coming . . .

Honest, it wasn’t me Phil

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