Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Noisy factory anger

Llanelli Star: Residents say they're kept awake at night by nearby pressing plant

Superb fingers-in-ears, reactolite-wearing and arm-folding work.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Bus cuts anger

Fleet News and Mail: Campaigner to take bus cuts protest to the very top

The worst thing about Fleet Buzz - and I'll tell you this as a local - is that they are rendered completely invisible in times of yellow snow, as I found out to my cost last winter.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hit-and-run anger

Portsmouth News: Driver tailgated by hit-and-run driver

"Next time I'm going to shit him up with the wheel spanner, then hide the body under this sheet"

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Streetlight stand-off anger

Sheffield Star: "I know my rights, and I don't want a street lamp outside my house"

Tell you what, let's not bother with street lighting for a bit and see how we get on.

Spotter's Badge: Sarah

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Speed gun road rage anger

Derby Telegraph: Speed Watch volunteer confronted by angry motorist who wasn't even speeding

The joke's on him. That's a hair-dryer.

Spotter's Badge: Nowtas

Dumped sewage anger

Essex Echo: Tanker dumps its load of turds into local ditch

...thus improving water quality immeasurably.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Another losing battle over potholes anger

Huddersfield Examiner: Mum's car damaged by a pothole that has since been fixed, but she's pointing ato it anyway

And she'll not see a penny.

Spotter's Badge: Brad

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Canal graffiti anger

Stourbridge News: Graffiti on canal towpath turning local area "into a ghetto"*

*Not very much like a ghetto at all

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Garden sewage anger

South Wales Evening Post: Family furious as raw sewage leaks into garden

Photographer: "Would you mind lying down. You know - in the sewage? It'll look GREAT in the paper."

Bloke: Yeah, OK."

Spotter's Badge: Paul, Rob J

Missed the school trip anger

Gazette Live: Kids have lucky escape from Disneyland trip

A Flock of Seagulls are back. And this time they've brought their mums

Spotter's Badge: Tarquin Foxglove

Friday, June 26, 2015

Immodest school outfit anger

Kidderminster Shuttle: Teenager taken out of school in row over 'too much leg' No Uniform Day outfit

Can't tell if angry or not. Is this a "You're getting your face in the paper if you want it or not" story?

On balance of probabilities, I'd say it's a big YES.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

The colour purple anger

Shropshire Star: Owners may be forced to repaint purple building after two complaints

Note yellow paint brush at the back. Not that we're looking for a culprit.

Spotter's Badge: Gordy

Lack of countdown clock anger

Sutton Guardian: Bus shelters erected without electronic information boards

"If only there were some sort of app for the Apple Watch, says our angry person.

Spotter's Badge: Charles

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Logbook loan anger

Coventry Telegraph: Woman's car repossessed over outstanding finance owed by previous owner

I don't have particularly strong views on this, but people who do this should be peeled, rolled in salt, and left for the pigs

Spotter's Badge: Rob R

Fly-tipping anger

Northampton Chronicle: Woman who picked up load of fly-tipped waste told by council that it's now her problem

For heaven's sake, a lot of fly-tipped rubbish is left because it's dangerous and the crims are too tight to take it to the tip where they've got to pay a gate fee. Leave it to the experts.

Frightened postman anger

Newbury Today: Postman 'too scared' to cross busy road to deliver mail


Spotter's Badge: John

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bin lorry crash anger

Fleet News and Mail: Woman slightly inconvenienced after bin lorry dents her car

"...is a housewife and said she needs her car throughout the day and for driving her children to school and after-school clubs..."


Gym fees anger

Bromley News Shopper: Residents blast 'ridiculous' gym fees

Did I tell you I pay £40 for my gym membership? Per year. *smugness*

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Grass cutting anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Council boundary runs across sports field, leading to LUNACY

Inch-high photographer strikes again

Spotter's Badge: Gordy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Prom ban anger

Northwich Guardian: Girl barred from school prom over behaviour

Not liking Grayson Perry's new look in the slightest

Spotter's Badge: Maria

Dead living wall anger

Grimsby Telegraph: Council workers accidentally kill living wall at library

Oh, well done.

Spotter's Badge: The Quirker

Stolen post anger

Brentwood Gazette: Thieves helping themselves to contents of communal mailboxes

This chap last seen leaning out of a window and pointing at his gas meter

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Monday, June 22, 2015

Teddy bear cake with lady parts anger

Bolton News: Mum has a conniption over Christening cake teddy bears which appear to have lady parts

Let's take a look, shall we?

Just a case of Ted leaving his flies down.

Spotter's Badge: Karen, Paul, Kevin, Everybody

Stolen instruments anger

Oxford Mail: Blues band have equipment stolen from van

On the plus side, they'll be able to write a song about it

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Stopping pooing in my stairwell anger

Southwark News: Man fed up of the Southwark Poo Bandit

"I'm not really a welder you know"

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Stop pooing in my shop anger

Northampton Chronicle: Beauty salon may be forced to close due to sewage leaking through the ceiling

Good thing she didn't dress up for the camera or anything.

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Aussie Rules let-down anger

Wangaratta Chronicle: Kids disappointed as footie stars don't show up for meet-and-greet

It's only 150 miles - that's virtually next door in Australian terms. THINK OF THE KIDDIEWINKS.

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Neighbours being utter gits anger

Bournemouth Echo: Extension built inches from woman's window

And government 'permitted development' rules mean there's nothing she can do about it. Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

School demolition anger

Knox Leader: Frankie Boyle delighted as go-ahead given to demolish old school site

That's his victory face. You don't want to see him angry.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Airport parking anger

Manchester Evening News: Holidaymakers parking their cars for free on residential roads instead of using hideously expensive airport car park

I'm wondering how many shits they'll give when they arrive home to a soggy passive-aggressive leaflet on their windscreen. None, that's how many.

And Hitch-hiker's Guide's Arthur Dent's let himself go.

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Chainsaw carnage anger

Bexley News Shopper: 'Chainsaw carnage' as Network Rail cut down trees

I lost my chainsaw in the divorce settlement. I'll show you carnage.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Friday, June 19, 2015

Traffic lights anger

Essex Echo: Councillor risks arrest by moving unpopular temporary lights

And a defiant double Nescafe handshake to the Essex Constabulary as well. Daring.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Glued to my own front door anger

Metro: Somebody glued me to my front door, and it wasn't nice

Meanwhile, in North Korea...

Spotter's Badge First Class: Cathryn, Jim

Unhealthy lunch anger

Colchester Gazette: Protest as school confiscates girl's Peperami

Tomato-flavoured Kat-Kats. Healthy or unhealthy? LET THE LUNCHBOX GESTAPO DECIDE.

Spotter's Badge: Alice

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Boat arson attack anger

Bournemouth Echo: Couple's £35,000 boat destroyed by arsonists

Uninsured. That's gonna hurt.

Angry mayor anger

Bexley News Shopper: AAAAAARGH, says angry mayor, ARRRRGH SMASH ARRRRRRGH

That's the angriest mayor ever.

Spotter's Badge: Rob C

Blue chicken nugget anger

Nottingham Post: Kid eats blue chicken nugget

Relax, blue chickens are a naturally occurring phenomenon, and are perfectly safe to eat

Spotter's Badge: Joseph, Paul

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Phone hacking anger

Waltham Forest Guardian: Garden store falls victim to elaborate phone scam

Honestly, if crims like this put their mind to it and spend the same effort on legitimate work, they'd be millionaire crook bankers by now.

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Pizza box anger

Gazette Live: Recycling bin not emptied because it had a pizza box inside

Bloke at the back has the well-worn look of someone roped into the photo-shoot

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Canvey Island hoons anger

Essex Echo: Police in Essex get powers to deal with hoons

Yet another in my failed attempts to get people using the word 'Hoons'.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wrong seeds anger

Bucks Free Press: Man concerned that his Poundland venus fly trap seeds might grow into something dangerous

Something more dangerous than a venus fly trap, you mean? Make up your mind - do you want danger or not?

Spotter's Badge: Morag

Portsmouth FC anger

Portsmouth News: Anger as fence at club's training facility given go ahead

One hopes it's to keep the players inside

Spotter's Badge: Kenn

Traffic cones anger

Oxford Mail: Drivers frustrated by roadworks throw cones away

We've no idea whose side this chap is on.

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Monday, June 15, 2015

Stinking dog bins anger

Weston Mercury: Complaints over over-filled waste bins

Classic nose-holding, coupled with trousers hanging lower than MC Hammer's

Stolen toilet anger

Stuff.nz: Man wants his portable toilet back

Reward: This bog roll

Spotter's Badge: I've no idea