Monday, December 31, 2012

Why-aren't-you-out-catching-criminals littering fine anger

Morecambe Visitor: Man fined for littering after throwing paper in front of council cleaner
"I told them what I thought of them and walked off"
Yeah, I bet that helped.

Christmas decorations anger

Warrington Guardian: Fury as yobs tear down garden decorations

It wasn't yobs. It was the Good Taste Police

Spotter's Badge: @Eurovicious

Rivers of turds anger

You don't need smell-o-vision to read what this bloke's thinking

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Railway cuts anger

Thurrock Gazette: 'Ghost train' protest over cuts to railways
Don't fancy yours much

Bus fare parental anger

Bristol Post: Anger as schoolgirl in uniform charged full fare on bus
From the comments: “She shouldn't of been late for school then!” 
Shouldn't HAVE, you fool

Spotter's Badge: Louise 

Football club Harry Redknapp-a-like anger

Colchester Daily Gazette: Football club under threat from council's local plan

And that's what you get if you leave Harry Redknapp too close to a naked flame

Friday, December 28, 2012

Shopping arcade pothole anger

Essex Echo: Billericay shopkeeps ask if potholes are driving customers away

No, it's because it's Billericay

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Fast food forged money anger

Aberdeen Evening Express: McDonalds boss losing £100 per day through forged money

 I see the words "Staff training" looming large in your future.

Spotter's Badge: David

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas pension bonus anger

Yellow Advertiser: OAPs brand £10 pension bonus 'crackers'

I'll have it if you don't want it then

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Cement down the crapper anger

Eastbourne Herald: Customer pours quick-drying cement down toilet at fish and chip restaurant
You'll need more that a pound shop brush to move that one, mate

Dangerous pond anger

Luton Today: Increasingly unlikely set of factors could LEAD TO TRAGEDY

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Charity donations anger

Yellow Advertiser: Charity hit hard as donations dry up

a) Give money to your local hospice charity

b) So pleased to see the lesser-spotted 'Give us some money' cupped hands pose

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Not quite dead anger

Northern Echo: Man's shock at being told his benefits have stopped because he's dead

Asked for a quote, the man said: "Braaaaaaains"

Spotter's Badge: Helen

Orange mum escaped schoolboy anger

South Wales Argus: Mum's anger as son walks out of school alone
One of the very first lessons I learned doing this blog is not to take the piss out of people's appearance. This picture, therefore, published without comment

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Erratic post anger

Sevenoaks Chronicle: Businesses complain over unreliable postal service

Somebody ought to tell Freddie Starr in the bsckground that it's not an erratic post service, he just doesn't get any more fan mail

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Lack of Christmas lights anger

Essex Echo: Council labeled 'Scrooges' over Christmas lighting

I accidentally read the comments and got this gem: "you cannot move gypsys and have lights"


Spotter's Badge: Barry

Oh cobblers, I forgot to give this one a name anger

East Lothian News: Dispute as phone company cuts off hotel phone line
The casual display of manly chest. The "I've been wearing sunglasses" look around the eyes. I'm scared.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Charity shop safe theft anger

Norwich Evening News: Thieves steal safe from charity shop a week before Christmas

As our spotter says - and I thoroughly agree - Let's hope the burglars die a really slow, painful death

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Car breaks broken street light's fall anger

Reading Chronicle: Anger as street light cover falls on car
Ah, the superb "It was alright when we last fixed it" excuse.

Lack of pavement anger

Mid Sussex Times: Man expresses fears over no pavement on relief road
...all in the form of a song and dance routine based on Hollywood musicals

Bad E-fit

Reading Post: Police search phantom door thief
"A man might have knocked on my door, but on closer inspection I found that it had been stolen. WHAT ARE THE POLICE DOING ABOUT THIS OUTRAGE?"

Don't have nightmares

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Speed bump anger

Grimsby Telegraph: Speed bumps residents asked for ten years ago damaging residents' cars

A publicity shot from this year's groups section on the X Factor.

School report not-angry-at-all

Halifax Courier: School celebrates 'good' inspection report through the medium of dead bodies

Last year's was 'really bloody terrible', and they had to fit it in over two pages

Spotter's Badge: Ross

Unreliable bus service anger

Wokingham Times: Pensioners fed up at no-show buses
I wouldn't have featured this story at all, except for the fact that the lady in the middle clearly has a handbag made out of a pair of Y-Fronts

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tesco delivery anger

Sheffield Star: Cupboards bare as Tesco refuses to deliver to estate

I remember a time when people "went to the shops" when we needed stuff. That was before evolution took away our legs.

Spotter's Badge: Sarah

Jubilee tree vandalism anger

Portsmouth News: Anger as vandals destroy tree planted to commemorate Jubilee

Suprisingly few calls in the comments for painful death. You've gone soft, Portsmouth

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Drink-drive anger

Tonbridge Courier: Dismay as stats show Tonbridge one of worst towns in UK for drink-driving copper sticks a breathalyser in his ear.

But seriously: Don't be a dick. Don't drink and drive.

Damp house nurse anger

Croydon Guardian: Nurse says damp in her flat is damaging her health


(And sort it out, you council planks)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Taxi driver blowing his top at BT anger

Lynn News: Taxi company loses 'thousands' as phone fault stops punters dialing for rides

To the photographic and editorial staff at the Lynn News - we salute you. This goes straight onto our BEST OF APILN list

Spotter's Badge: David

Pothole wheel damage anger

Spalding Today: Driver left with £500 bill for pothole damage
Token sexist comment that isn't really sexist at all: "I'd help her replace her damaged alloy wheels"

Service charge boycott anger

Watford Observer: Residents thgreaten to boycott service charge until they actually get a service

[Sexist "give her a service" comment goes here] [Non-sexist rebuttal comment goes here]

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Daughter not actually given detention but still went to the paper anyway anger

Sunderland Echo: Dad's fury after daughter told she'd been given a detention for wearing boots in school during snowy weather, but not actually given a detention in the end


Spotter's Badge:Anthony

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Birthday money Royal Mail anger

Watford Observer: Son of TV agony aunt slams Royal Mail for charging him to pick up underpaid card containing his birthday money

I just love the fact that a middle aged man still gets excited about getting birthday money. I am 46.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

End of the pier theatre anger

Dorset Echo: Campaign launched to save loss-making council-owned seaside theatre

"We can run the Pavilion", say local groups...

...omitting the words "into the ground."

Sacked over a Big Mac anger

Canberra Times: Radio telescope technician loses job after allegedly using company car to get drive-thru meal

Strewth - Lou Carpenter from Neighbours has really let himself go

Spotter's Badge: Leonie, Ross

Smashed mobility scooter anger

Manchester Evening News: Fury as yobs steal and wreck mobility scooters

You! You at the back! Why haven't you folded your arms?

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dull Christmas lights anger

Dorset Echo: Complaints over 'dull' display ten years after town awarded Britain's worst Christmas lights prize
Ah, Dorchester, forever scared to put ten pence in the meter

Gamblers saved from themselves anger

Manchester Evening News: Flight delays mean poker players miss Vegas tournament

Well, them's the breaks in the gambling world. Chalk that up to one you didn't lose

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Shoddy road resurfacing anger

Hunts Post: Newly resurfaced road 'worse than it was before'

Shoddy work also on the 'Done a Poo' pose. It looks like he's proposing marriage to a pelican crossing.

Spotter's Badge: James

Tiny councillor anger

Brighton Argus: Drivers warned not to park on muddy verges

They should get her together with the Plymouth Herald's Pothole Pete. A match made in heaven

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas tree vandalism think of the kiddiewinks anger

York Press: Fury as vandals wreck village Christmas tree

I was going to say something about the high-quality formation anger, but: WHAT'S THAT YELLOW THING?

Church clock health and safety gone mad anger

Braintree Chronicle: Pensioner banned from standing on ladder to wind church clock
One for the ladies: "I'd crank his handle and wind up his mainspring" (By devising some sort of safe way to keep the clock running)

Closed Kentish lay-by anger

Dover Express: Closure of lay-bys 'will force lorries into villages'
What about the doggers? Won't anybody think of the doggers?

Frozen bins anger

Cambridge News: Bins left unemptied after contents freeze

Look, pal --- they're frozen and they'll keep for six months.

Spotter's Badge: Andrew, Mark

Monday, December 17, 2012

Trapped on a train anger

Swindon Advertiser: Woman's fury after one-hour train journey takes seven hours

Not a lot of sympathy when it emerges that she traveled during the height of the recent floods, and appeared more worried that she might be late for a meeting with friends. BEHOLD THE WRATH OF THE COMMENTARDS

Spotter's Badge: David

No dual carriageway anger

Western Gazette: Farmer joins campaign to turn busy road into dual carriageway

Look. It's a thoughtful farmer. We should have him stuffed and mounted