Saturday, June 30, 2012

Assorted East Anglian Anger

Eastern Daily Press: Families angry over farm fertiliser plans

Norwich Evening News: Fears over council evacuation road

We like to get scans from the paper versions of newspapers, just to prove that the dead tree press isn't dead.

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Think of the kiddiewinks anger


Essex Echo: Mum campaigns for railings on busy road after daughter nearly sucked into street by lorry

And the first comment: "I almost got sucked off in Eastern Avenue once"

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Stolen bike anger


Bournemouth Echo: Boy upset after thieves steal bike from station

You and me both, kid

Hooning anger


Bunderberg News-Mail: Dad fed up with hooning

HOON. HOON!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Pony and Trap anger


Yorkshire Evening Post: Man seeks damages after car damaged by runaway pony and trap

Not cockney rhyming slang

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Jubilee vandalism anger


Hartlepool Mail: School faces race against time to prepare for Jubilee after yobs strike

Did they make it in time? Err... dunno. Let's say "Yes". Happy ending. Yes.

Supermarket car park anger


Littlehampton Gazette: Waitrose car park 'is an accident waiting to happen'

"I'd not object if she backed into me"

Recycling plant anger


Daventry Express: Catering firm considers move due to smell from recycling plant

...but they'll lose first dibs on the bins

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Trapped in car park anger


Coventry Telegraph: Family stuck in car park after barrier fails to lift

WITH A BABY. FOR AN HOUR. HELL

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Blocked driveways anger


Blackpool Gazette: Residents frustrated as roadworks go on for weeks

And - surprise - the work is completed the next day

Leaking pipe anger


Swan Hill Guardian: Woman's anger as water company fails to fix leaking pipe outside her house

"I'd show her a leaking pipe"

In summary: LEAKING PIPE

Infested staircase anger


Hemel Today: Woman's staircase is infested with woodworm

"I'd show her a snake infestation"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dull News in Local Newspapers


West Sussex County Times: Bath overflows

Hunts Post: Toilet re-opening delayed

Hemel Today: Toilet on fire


Spotter's Badge: Skuds, Mark

Swimming pool theft anger


Coventry Telegraph: Man left stranded in trunks after thieves steal clothes

He's still there now, half naked.

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Gary

Killer pigeon anger


Mandurah Coastal Times: Pensioner trapped in own home by 'vicious' pigeons

Of course, Aussie pigeons are six feet tall and live on human flesh. No man is safe.

Spotter's Badge: David

Roadworks signpost anger



Plymouth Herald: Pensioner plagued by calls after road sign blunder

"Yes, I am wearing frilly knickers, why do you ask?"

Vandalised railings anger



Malton Express and Herald: Anger over spate of vandalism

I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS PLACE IS

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Seized sound system anger



Manchester Evening News: Council officials, students vie for 'most angry photo' prize after noisy house party

And the commentards go wild...

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Rail fare anger


Sevenoaks Chronicle: Woman shocked - SHOCKED - to find rail ticket prices are a rip-off

And the picture: Will from the In-Betweeners - the early years (though obviously not his mum)

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Stolen bush anger


Coventry Telegraph: Pensioners furious as thieves make off with their Diamond Jubilee bush

They've still got their Diamond Jubilee railings, though

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Killer squirrels anger


Edinburgh Evening News: 'Squirrels turned my flat into a death trap'

Man, I'd have loved to have seen that Home Alone sequel

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Monday, June 25, 2012

Direct Debit Adolf Hitler Garage Anger


Bexley News Shopper: War hero compares housing association to Third Reich over demands for payment by direct debit

Because if there's one thing Adolf Hitler did it was to refuse all cash payments. THE BASTARD.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Convenience store anger



Maidenhead Advertiser: Girl, four, banned from shop over half-eaten Pepperami sausage

A rare example of a story where all sides of the story are furious. Well played the Advertiser (which I had to deliver on my teenage paper round, all 120 pages of it) for covering all the angles

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Coffee jar anger


Portsmouth News: Pensioner in row with Asda over confusing price tags

Read the article. I don't understand it either.

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Olympic Rings Anger


North Devon Journal: Estate agent threatened with legal action over home-made Olympic rings in his window

Estate agent, eh? I'll be with the Olympics on this one

Spotter's Badge: Richt

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jubilee ribbons anger


Bexley News Shopper: FURY as school tells girl to take Jubilee-themed ribbons out of her hair

Only one word for this: TREASON

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Airport security anger


Cambridge News: Anger as trees felled to secure Cambridge Airport from international terrorism

Yes, really. Cambridge has an airport.

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Cable theft anger


Coventry Telegraph: Cable theft leaves village without phone or internet for two weeks

"My God, I nearly went out and bought porn. IN A MAGAZINE."

Spotter's Badge: Rob

School Uniform anger


Sevenoaks Chronicle: Schoolgirl excluded for defying 'black socks' rule


Malling Chronicle: Pupils forced to wear blazers in hot weather

Oh, cheer up.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Garden gnome theft anger


Portsmouth News: Anger as dozens of gnomes stolen from garden

They've missed one.

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Dog mess FAIL anger


Coventry Telegraph: Residents whip up a petition against dog turds

FAIL: Not a single person holding their nose

Spotter's Badge: Chris, Rob

Railway anger


Hills and Valley Messenger: Campaign to prevent government building freight railway line

OK, we'll build a motorway instead for all the trucks

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Mysterious bollard anger


Oxford Mail: Outcry as concrete bollards spoil view of historic bin collection

"I'd show her something long, thin and rock hard" (Another bollard)

Park theft anger


Lancashire Evening Post: Friends of Withy Grove Park upset as plants are stolen

That's what you get when you cross the Enemies of Withy Grove Park

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Friday, June 22, 2012

Severed head anger


Brighton Argus: Missing head found by the side of the A27

My God, they're beheading giant papier mache toffs now.

Lost dog anger


Northcote Leader: Man starts Facebook campaign to find lost dog

Awwwww... but couldn't eat a whole one

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Bad E-fit


Epping Forest Guardian: Police on lookout for 'water board' conman

Tell us who does your hair, mate. Tell us and we'll kick his guide dog

Don't have nightmares

Shop a dog poo anger


Newtonabbey Today: Council asks pet owners to report dog mess culprits

Dog watch? WHY? DOGS CAN'T TELL THE TIME (unless it is bottom-sniffing time)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Banned for eating sweets anger


Coventry Telegraph: Entire family banned from supermarket for eating sweets in store

I'm just amazed that they appear to have a branch of Tesco in their living room

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Chris, Gary

Countryside anger


Brentwood Gazette:Conservation group forced to stop work because of government cuts

Good lord, they've even lost the Flymo

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Country road anger


Hemel Today: Road repair trucks 'wrecking' country lane

A welcome return to the classic 'Done a poo' pose, there.

Yellow line anger, again


Hull Daily Mail: Residents come home to find yellow lines outside houses

His anger is let down by him doing a musical "Ta-dah" pose

Spotter's Badge: L0wey, Pete

Museum theft anger


Torquay Herald Express: Camera museum now just a plain museum after thieves take cameras

You missed a bit

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whirlwind anger


Hull Daily Mail: Family's terror after being caught in 'mini-whirlwind'

KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES

Spotter's Badge: Pete