Saturday, February 28, 2015

War memorial anger

Brentwood Gazette: Council slammed for removing 'tatty' wreaths

Man, that's a none-more-black outfit he's wearing. None more black.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Feeding the birds anger

Eastern Daily Press: Couple warned of eviction over bird feeding

Complete over-reaction by the housing association, but when you buy bird food by the 50kg sack, you might be overdoing it a bit.

Perfect phone reception anger

Windsor Express: Residents don't want a phone mast near their homes


Spotter's Badge: Rob A

Friday, February 27, 2015

Life on Mars anger

Hull Daily Mail: Taxi driver not selected to go to Mars

And bang goes her chance for the biggest single fare in the galaxy

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Shopping centre toilets are so dirty I'm cleaning them myself anger

Knox Leader: Holy crap, I hope I'm never that desperate to see a clean toilet

...and he looks like he accidentally ate one of those blue toilet cakes.

Let's hear it for STRAYA, everybody!

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Mouldy beans anger

Bolton News: Me beans went off

Marvellous gurning for the camera

Spotter's Badge: Tim, Karen

Stolen tree anger

Lowestoft Journal: Please stop stealing my trees

Police have released an e-fit of the suspect:

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Flooded car park anger

Gloucestershire Echo: Some business around two car parks, a verbal agreement and a parking fine that even those involved don't understand

... but looks set to go all the way to the Hague War Crimes tribunal.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wheelie bin row anger

South Wales Argus: 'Council confiscated my wheelie bin' claims area man

I love the way they have photoshopped a picture of a wheelie bin into the angry pose. Seamless, you'll agree.

Spotter's Badge: Darren

Hospital anger

Hartlepool Mail: Protest over loss of hospital services

I'm going to call this: A campaign T-shirt over your regular clothes is NEVER a good look

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Sexting anger

Taranaki Daily News: Small boy gets fruity text messages intended for prostitute

Alldridge rung one of the callers and the man who answered told her he got the number from the Taranaki Daily News personal section. 


Spotter's Badge: Joseph

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rhino attacked my car even though I'm from Halesowen anger

Birmingham Mail: Safari park visit started as a fun family day out, but ended in MINDBLOWING TERROR

ITV Central have many, many pictures of aggrieved mum looking aggrieved. But they're not a local newspaper and rules are rules.

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Cycle scheme anger

Brisbane Courier Mail: Shopkeeps want council to remove cycle scheme bikes

Yeah, stupid sustainable transport policies.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Village development anger

East Anglia Daily Times: Pressure group fear the worst over plans for 250 homes

They mean business, they've got name badges and a gazebo and everything

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In which I attempt to defend my funniest UK blogger title ...err... anger

Like sort sort of damn fool, I've decided to defend this blog's Funniest UK Blog title this year.

Here's the thing, the top prize is £100, and it's a nice round sum that - should I win - I might well give to a deserving cause. Possibly even somebody from these pages photographed pointing angrily at something, and deserve a little bit of redress. Hell, I'll even track down Sausage Lady and pay her back for the light ribbing she's been taking on this site.

So. Get across to The Dog's Doodahs and nominate this (or any other) blog or comedy social media account. LET'S DO SOME GOOD.

Stolen tools anger

Derby Telegraph: Crime victim sees his £20,000 of stolen goods on sale on Gumtree

So, no buying them, arranging a local pick-up, and taking some hefty friends along to seal the deal then? Not that we condone that kind of behaviour because that would be WRONG.

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Heritage site anger

Whitehorse Leader: Opinion split on heritage status for old hotel

Mrs Mangel, for one, is all for a listing for Lassiter's.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Playscheme funding anger

Oxford Mail: Fury, despair, longing looks into the middle distance as funding for playscheme is axed

They seem a little grown-up for it, anyway.

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shopping delivery anger

Fleet News and Mail: Asda got our online shopping delivery wrong and we've waited two weeks for a refund. Also, they crashed into our car


2. I love the fact that this story is more about getting casserole mix instead of stir fry mix than having their car totalled by the delivery driver.

Stuffed parrot anger

South Wales Evening Post: Woman and her parrot don't want local attraction to close

However, the council leader and his stuffed cat are all for it.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Closed towpath anger

Reading Post: Cyclist upset at having to take detour from Thames towpath

...while they construct a bridge to make his commute easier

Bollards anger

Portsmouth News: Residents steaming after council stops them from parking illegally

"As they didn’t tell us, I’m now stuck with the caravan on my garden."

Oh, the humanity

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Poo sign anger

York Press: Man puts up signs to prevent dog fouling

Seeing as he's standing on the grass verge, there's a greater than 50% chance that he's got one on the sole of his carpet slippers

No vicar anger

Border Mail: Funds for school chaplaincy cut

Beautifully photographed, Border Mail. Take the rest of the day off.

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Squirrels driving us nuts anger

Cambridge News: Why oh why won't the council do anything about the squirrels in our loft and while you're up there, the insulation as well

Ah, the uselessification of Britain.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Car crash anger

Bucks Free Press: Runaway vehicle destroys woman's front room

On the plus side, here's that big bay window you always wanted.

Spotter's Badge: Adam

Lubed-up playground anger

Plymouth Herald: Vandals cover playground equipment in lube with HILARIOUS AWFUL consequences

As the chaps at Vice point out, there's NOTHING funny about seeing your little darling speed off the end of a lubed-up slide at 200mph. NOTHING FUNNY AT ALL.

Spotter's Badge: Joel

Parking ticket anger

South Wales Evening Post: Man finds out that parking with one wheel on a yellow line still counts

Nice try., but get out of the road and cough up. Also, move your car, it's parked illegally.

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Ebay scam anger

Gloucestershire Echo: Man falls for the old "you are bidding for a photograph of a Macbook" scam, pays £300 for a photo of a Macbook

AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++ crime victim, would scam again

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Friday, February 20, 2015

Stolen gnome anger

Plymouth Herald: Please stop stealing my garden gnomes


Spotter's Badge: Stephen

Fried chicken anger

Essex Echo: Locals don't want a KFC joint near them

"We’re not against a KFC in principle, but..."

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Odd shoes anger

Bromley News Shopper: Girl has foot operation, school tries to make her wear 'clown shoes' to comply with rules

You'll note all the angry action is with mum here.

CONFESSION: After my recent foot operation, I was forced to wear socks and sandals for a short while. I could barely leave the house.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dumped mattresses anger

Watford Observer: Mattresses dumped at playing field

Arrange them into a castle, and voila! A soft-play area for the kiddiewinks.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Hedgerow anger

Essex Chronicle: Council 'hacked back' local hedges, claims local non-expert

I'm led to believe that the hacking-back approach is actually better for the hedges, but I'm not an expert.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Emoticons bill anger

Metro: Woman left with huge phone bill for using emoticons


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Traveller site anger

South Wales Evening Post: Something something travellers site something consultation something

I'm pretty sure that's an angry stock image of the councillor concerned, but what a stock image to have.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Phone mast think-of-the-sheep anger

Dorset Echo: Simple country folk think new phone mast will irradiate the livestock

I think I've heard it all now

Lane closure anger

Leicester Mercury: City experiments with new cycling infrastructure, car owner doesn't like it

Also, his lower legs have been replaced by traffic cones. Poor chap.

Spotter's Badge: Stuart, John

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Arts cuts anger

Bromley News Shopper: Battle to stop £300,000 cuts to local music services budget

I've a friend who feels strongly about their local council blindly hacking away at the arts. Help out by signing the petition and nudging them over the 10,000 signatures mark.

Spotter's Badge: Gita

No beer anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Craft brewers can't get their beers into Aussie bars

Let them drink their own piss, then. They seem to like it.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Fruitfly anger

Border Mail: Strewth! Look at my tomatoes!

What this article doesn't tell you is that Australian fruitflies are six feet tall and armed with clubs.

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Salon name anger

Plymouth Herald: Barber shocked - SHOCKED - to find his shop in Grand Theft Auto

Also, the name is missing an "N"

Spotter's Badge: Stephen

Monday, February 16, 2015

'Mad' yellow lines anger

Bolton News: Woman doesn't like new yellow lines

The more eagle-eyed among you will note that in making a point for the Bolton News, somebody (and we're in no position to say who it might be) has parked on the yellow lines with two wheels up on the pavement. Well done.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

YouTube challenge anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Salt and Ice Challenge turns out to be really stupid

And mum's really annoyed

Spotter's Badge: Robert

Bus lane anger

Colchester Gazette: Virtually the entire population of Colchester has driven in a bus lane in the last year

On the plus side, those double yellows are unenforcable. Fill your boots!

Spotter's Badge: Alice

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Yoga ban anger

Bristol Post: Church bans yoga group over fears that it is OF THE DEVIL

Poor, wrong vicar.

School crossing anger

Leamington Courier: Pupils protest loss of lollipop lady

That's one old-looking kid. Did he like the school so much he decided to never leave?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Sports centre anger

Maidenhead Advertiser: Bloke positively STEAMING because his squash session has been made more expensive

He's so angry, he's coughed up a kidney (shown)

Spotter's Badge: Paul, Rob A