Monday, September 30, 2013

Vintage Angry People In Local Newspapers

Fraserburgh Herald: Fury after bus fails to appear

Can't comment whether this is genuine or not, but I received this clipping from 1991 of a lady steaming because her bus home from the shops was late. Same as it ever was

Spotter's Badge: Marianne

Graffiti attack anger

Bournemouth Echo: Fury at spate of graffiti attacks in area

Wronki, you're a twat.

DIY road painting anger

Brighton Argus: Man sent bill after painting his own line in the road

And for added Twat Value, the first comment is: "If he had done the work wearing a Burqua or Niqab, he would have got away with it, no problem."

Solar farm anger

Bournemouth Echo: Residents campaign against MP's planned solar farm

Where are they now? No. 261 - Citizen 'Wolfy' Smith

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hitler headteacher anger

Bromley News Shopper: Shopkeep compares school head to Hitler in row over uniforms

Those dummies are FURIOUS

Spotter's Badge: Christina, Rob

School haircut anger

Maidenhead Advertiser: Kid sent home from school due to non-regulation haircut

Just for the record, the kid in question is nearest the camera

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Unkempt bushes anger

Billericay Gazette: Call to cut back bushes that hide gang who crap on cars

Wait... they do WHAT?!

Spotter's Badge: Count Otto Black

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Supermarket anger

Wales Online: Supermarket sells veggie kebab containing non-Halal meat to family, apologises by offering them booze

Ah... one that went national and had the racists foaming at the mouth.

Spotter's Badge: Dan

Dog poo in the park anger

Banbridge Leader: Spray-paint campaign against dog turds

Also: People who drive vans in the park

Tiny parking bay anger

Llanelli Star: Puzzlement over tiny gap between yellow lines


Spotter's Badge: Rob

Friday, September 27, 2013

One-man protest stick-it-to-the-man anger

This is South Wales: Local rugby star has his car towed away in one-man protest

That'll show 'em. How you going to get home?

Spotter's Badge: Robert

Bus parking anger

Dorking Advertiser: Residents object to local yard being used as a bus park

Bloke of the left confusing the curs by dressing up as a bus driver

Spotter's Badge: David

Parking not-fine-at-all anger

Watford Observer: Fury over 'petty' parking fine

Inspector Morse alive and well and living in Watford

Spotter's Badge: TRT, Pete

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bad Efit

Worcester News: Suspect sought for burglary

Sad. Once he was the stunt double for Ray Winstone's giant floating head in those betting adverts, now reduced to a life of crime.

Don't have nightmares

Cemetery dog poo anger

Brentwood Gazette: Dogs could be banned from cemeteries over fouling

Also, digging up the bones. Bad dog.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Hospital stolen stuff anger

Epsom Guardian: Bloke has expensive ear studs stolen from hospital bedside cabinet

And fair play to him for coming out fighting at the commentards and armchair lawyers

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Church theft anger

Coventry Telegraph: Vicar upset as thieves make off with lead from church roof

He's going to DAMN YOU TO HELL (forgive you)

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Parade road closure anger

Swindon Advertiser: Shopkeeps furious over road closures for rugby club's parade

All on message, looking at angry fruit

Spotter's Badge: David

Grotty football pitch anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Group formed to deal with poor state of football pitches

And like any good Sunday league team, the rest of the group turned up at the wrong pitch three hours late

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Garden Cafe anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Woman builds cafe in her garden, discovers a thing called "planning permission"

And the comments over in one: "Nice of Theo Walcott to drop in"

Spotter's Badge: Ben

Overlooked by new homes anger

Bristol Post: Woman arrives home from holiday to find new houses at the end of her garden

I swear I haven't mucked about with the colours in this photo.

Spotter's Badge: Louise, Dave

Southampton Daily Echo: Binmen refuse to empty recycling bin over presence of plastic tub

From the comments. We've all been there: "You can put whatever you like into the recycling bin as long as you cover it up with some newspapers"

Spotter's Badge: Damian

Monday, September 23, 2013

Park litter anger

Portsmouth News: Councillor tells local park users to clean up their act

As I coast into middle age, I sometimes worry that I'll end up with one of those jackets

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Bus cuts anger

Swindon Advertiser: Woman fronts local campaign against cuts to bus services

I realise there is no "Angry People Holding Clipboards" category on this site, and oversight that has now been addressed

Spotter's Badge: George

Children in tears anger (featuring no actual children)

Worcester News: Kiddiewinks upset as council rips up playground

Look at it this way - you've got to keep council workers happy somehow

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Angry people looking at a local newspaper

Richard Osley Blog: Candidates furious as they read local paper coverage of school scandal

This is all getting a bit meta, to be honest

Spotter's Badge: Adam

Grabbed by the ghoulies anger

Llanelli Star: Alleged psychic denies hiding stooge in the loft of 'haunted' hotel during ghost hunt

Of course he didn't, I said for legal reasons.

Spotter's Badge: James

Communal garden fence anger

Portsmouth News: Couple told to take down fence around communal garden

"We didn't realise we couldn't do it"

Awww.... bless

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pub ghost anger

Bromley News Shopper: Pub said to be haunted by someone called Barnard

Haunted by a bottle of Gordon's more like

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Stingray sting anger

Essex Echo: Bloke keeps stingray as pet, is surprised to find out that they sting people

And the greatest fury comes in the comments, when the hoi-polloi find out he's unemployed.

Spotter's Badge: Barry, Cora

Wasp nest inferno anger

Nottingham Post: Good news! We smoked out that wasp nest while you were on holiday. Bad news! We burned your house down

And the commentards descend into an argument over cruelty to hamsters

Spotter's Badge: Antony

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rubbish bins anger

Bolton News: Anger as rubbish bags dumped at flats

The comments reveal a tale of woe involving local traders too tight to pay for commercial waste services

Spotter's Badge: Karen

'Child abuse' graffiti anger

Bristol Post: Angry busybody unable to do anything about controversial graffiti

Just wait until Kick Ass gets on the telly. He's going to go mental

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Curry crisis anger

Gloucestershire Echo: Government immigration rules blamed for 'curry crisis' in county

All that fresh meat, trapped at the borders. Or something

Spotter's Badge: Louise

Zombie driveway anger

East Grinstead Courier: Zombies shuffle into street in protest at parking bays


Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Drugs in my garden anger

Essex Echo: Man doesn't want to move to council house when there's drugs wreckage in the back garden

And a single comment from the council kills the story stone dead

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Telegraph pole anger

Fleetwood Today: Battle over siting of telegraph pole...

...which was there when they bought the house

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

White helmet anger

Essex Echo: Former mayor calls for white helmets for local police

He's so angry, he's put a copper's head on a spike behind him

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Smelly bins anger

Hull Daily Mail: Council misses 9,000 bin collections

Superb nose-holding skills on display there

Spotter's Badge: Andy

Monday, September 16, 2013

Closed car park anger

This is Kent: Ukippers demand that council re-open car park

Wait... you're on the council. Why not ask the council?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

War memorial anger

Derby Telegraph: Bloke angry at lack of flowers on war memorial

Well played for taking on the job, but that's a frankly ridiculous pose

Spotter's Badge: Len

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Guide dog anger

Watford Observer: Guide dog denied entry to local baker's shop

Something something "firm juicy buns" something

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Chruch bell theft anger

Eastern Daily Press: Villagers upset as historic church bell stolen

Police are searching for a music lover with a grudge

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Contaminated water stench anger

Essex Echo: Stench in Rayleigh caused by dirty water

1. Socks and sandals alert

2. They should have asked the local celebrity aquatic animal his opinion. You know: Rayleigh Otter

3. I'll get me coat

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Stolen Playstation anger

Manchester Evening News: Man offers £1,000 reward for the return of his son's £250 games console

Or, just buy him a new one for £250

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Bin man hit list anger

Watford Observer: Man claims bin men victimising him

If they were victimising you, you'd be landfill by now

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Friday, September 13, 2013

Garden gnome anger

Bexhill Observer: Woman appeals for missing garden gnome

Proving for once and for all Spike Milligan's observation: There's nothing wrong with Bexhill - there's always the streets

Tennis yobs anger

Lynn News: Anger over loud posh kids playing tennis

A Lawn Tennis Association hit squad's been called in. That'll teach the little turds

Spotter's Badge: David

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blocked drain and pothole anger

Billericay Gazette: Former town councillor Terence Gandy still putting the world to rights

Where would this page be without Mr Gandy? We salute you, sir

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Bizarre medical condition not-angry-at-all

Dundee Telegraph: Man diagnosed with 'chronic lateness condition'

Like a Scottish Flavor Flav


Spotter's Badge: Richard