Monday, November 30, 2015

Feral youths anger

Dudley News: Yobs 'forcing people out of their homes' says councillor

She looks like she's just got off the bus at the wrong stop, it's getting dark, and there's no moon.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Patriotic pub anger

Watford Observer: Landlord told to paint over St George's flag on his listed building pub

I bet he's a bit "cross"

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Going to do himself an injury if he carries on like this anger

Bexley News Shopper: Ex-soldier rings the police to threaten to dump his rubbish in the street because his bin collection is late by a whole month five days

"My wife is concerned for my health and she's even told me that I’m going to have a stroke if I don't calm down."

His wife is probably the dictionary definition of "long-suffering".

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dropped bookmark anger

Wirral Globe: Man fined £60 for littering after gust of wind blows the bookmark out of his book

The paper's already made up its mind - the file name for the photo in the story is "litterlout03.jpg"

Spotter's Badge: Tiff

Remembrance cock-up anger

Bexley News Shopper: Old Solider furious as council puts enemy soldier on the front of its remembrance parade booklet

Let's not stop there. How about Hitler?

Spotter's Badge: Rob C

Closed skate park anger

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Kids dismayed to find owners of their skate park are selling up, leaving them on The Streets

This is - in fact - the opening scene of a 1960s-style musical starring Cliff Richard, culminating with the line "Hey kids! Let's raise the money and buy our own skate park!"

Then Cliff does a song, and it's the worst film musical ever.

Spotter's Badge: Liam

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Don't feed the pigeons anger

South Wales Evening Post: Woman vows to fight £50 fine for feeding pigeons

... despite all the "Do not feed the pigeons, £50 fine" signs.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Cycle Bridge Anger

Brisbane Courier Mail: Cycle bridge is a waste of money, say cyclists

This one looks exactly like Lance Armstrong. I guess all the lookalike work has dried up

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Freedom of Information anger

Surrey Comet: Just what are the council hiding by blacking out papers, say campaigners

Possibly some nastiness in the street-lighting committee. Or alien encounters.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cowboy builders anger

Leamington Courier: Woman ripped off to the tune of £10,000 by builders

Having been in this situation myself, screw those guys

Spotter's Badge: Rob R

Street drinking anger

York Press: Residents fight to prevent street drinking in their area

You know, it's not like Ron Swanson to get involved in this sort of thing. But there he is, right at the front.

Power cuts anger

Watford Observer: Locals slightly inconvenienced by power outages

"It was carnage," says George RR Martin, who knows carnage when he sees it.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Thursday, November 26, 2015

No streetlights anger

Clydebank Post: Lack of street lighting makes estate a muggers' paradise, says wet and miserable man

And he should know, the muggers stole all the street lights to pay for drugs.

Wrecked playground anger

Bolton News: Kid offers to pay for damage to vandalised playground out of his own savings

Awww, bless.

And do click through to this one - there's an entire gallery of our little hero in various stages of fury.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Car park rock anger

Barnet and Potters Bar Times: People keep driving into huge boulder in hospital car park

HOSPITALS: Don't leave huge boulders in your car parks. People keep crashing their cars into them. Do you really need the extra business?

Spotter's Badge: Ian