Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Burst pipes anger

Reading Evening Post: Burst pipes devastate woman's home for second time

Don't worry everybody - Batman's here!

Pub demolition anger

Leicester Mercury: Residents oppose plans to demolish tatty old pub and build Co-op store which will create 25 new jobs

Let's see, shall we?

"The opposition has been co-ordinated by shop owner Tim Payne, who runs the nearby Premier Convenience store"


Spotter's Badge: Nick

Hell-hole flat anger

Edinburgh Evening News: Inept council staff remove man's bathroom while goes away from the weekend

"They’ve put the toilet back now as it was classed as an emergency job."

Heh. He said "Job".

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Auction con anger

Reading Evening Post: Idiots fall for the old 'bargain electrical goods' auction con


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Angry starship captain anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Fury as thieves make off with metal chains from park

Glad they've got Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the case.

"Make it so! Tea Earl Grey Hot! Something something naked Dr Crusher something!"

Spotter's Badge: Marie

Redevelopment anger

Essex Echo: Local regeneration project stalls over something something something

And, for the first time, the photographer manages to get himself onto this site

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Toilet charge anger

Leicester Mercury: Anger as council plans to introduce charge for public toilets

Leicester citizens! Due to an anicient by-law, you are allowed to relieve yourself - free of charge - in the council chamber during council meetings

Spotter's Badge: Nick

Milk theft anger

Ipswich Star: Kids vow awful revenge over milk thefts

With a picture of no milk

Spotter's Badge: Charlie

Bad E-Fit

Queensland Police Service: Police seek suspect for bank robbery

Worst Blues Brothers tribute EVER

Don't have nightmares

Spotter's Badge: Steve

Monday, February 27, 2012

Car insurance anger again

Yorkshire Evening Post: Woman's dismay at £112,000 car insurance quote

I'd offer her reasonable cover for whiplash

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Tree root anger

Brentwood Gazette: Residents angry as tree roots damage homes

And not, somehow, that fearful gaze

Spotter's Badge: Barry

School bus anger

Leicester Mercury: Kids 'at risk' as council axes free bus service

*Scans comments for "I don't use it, so why should I - the council tax payer - foot the bill" comment*

Yeah, Bingo

Spotter's Badge: Nick

Big Fat Gypsy Anger

Hackney Gazette: Travellers protest against new series of Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Right behind you, on account of it being crap

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bike lane width anger

Brighton Argus: I've read the story, and somebody's getting upset about the width of bike lanes

Perfect "Done a Poo" posing

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Faulty cooker anger

Bexley News Shopper: Pensioner claims faulty cooker is causing kitchen to melt

Good grief, that's the youngest looking pensioner I've ever seen

Broken ankle anger

Hastings Observer: Fury as woman breaks ankle slipping in dog poop

Yeah, Injured Ankle Webmaster feels your pain.

Spotter's Badge: Laura

Lucky escape anger

Middlesbrough Gazette: Angry bloke describes how car demolishes home

Define "Lucky escape"

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Stolen bikes anger

Norwich Evening News: Woman angry after family has three bikes stolen in four months

Locks, right?

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Tram anger

Nottingham Post: Battle to save popular footpath from use as tram line

What they need is a monorail. MONORAIL!

Come to think of it...

Spotter's Badge: Matthew

Train ticket anger

Essex Echo: Fed up passenger sticks it to The Man by setting up Facebook page

Yeah, good luck with that

Spotter's Badge: Barry

New Yoik litter anger

Brooklyn Daily: Litterbugs turn Bergen Beach into garbage dump

A rare foray into US newspaper anger, a country where they tend to skip the angry glare and go straight for gunplay

Friday, February 24, 2012

Nanny State anger

Gympie Times: Dog furious as plans for canine park fall foul of bureaucracy

"It's political correctness gone mad," Fido growled

Spotter's Badge: Cam

Railway noise anger

Edinburgh Evening News: People who live near railway angry at noise coming from trains

Quality arm-folding

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Car insurance anger

Portsmouth News: Woman's car towed away after error showed she was not on insurance database

"I'd put her on a private database"

Spotter's Badge: Jon, Bryony

Damp council house anger

Reading Evening Post: Damp in house is putting the health of my six children at risk, says pointy man, pointing at damp

I know once place he could stick a cork

Bad E-fit

Manchester Evening News: Police search for man who mugged 14-year-old girl

Loving that whole "Medievel Serf" look

Don't have nightmares

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ripped-up pitch anger

Edinburgh Evening News: Anger as football pitches ripped up by mistake

I've played on far worse than that

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Litter lout anger

Portadown Times: Fury as litter louts leave mess in town car parks

Pick it up then, you nerk

Breast Implant anger again

Manchester Evening News: Breast implant women protest outside Manchester clinic

Nice ear muffs

Spotter's Badge: Maria

Brick Anger

Driffield Today: Parents furious after children given bricks to play with

How do you think Bob the Builder started out, eh?

Spotter's Badge: Erik

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sex slave anger

Birmingham Mail: Anger as sex slave girl found in brothel

Now, I wouldn't normally run this story because of the subject matter. But then, I realised the immense photoshop job done on Supernun by the Mail. Above you see her outside a knocking shop. But where - you ask - was the original pose taken? Why, in a church!

+1,000,000 points

Spotter's Badge: Martyn

Stolen drain cover anger

Hythe Herald: Drain cover thefts 'could put lives at risk'

Also stolen: The lower part of her left leg. Despite this evidence, she is not called "Eileen"

Spotter's Badge: Tony

Dog hole anger

Nottingham Post: Man's concerns after pet dogs rescued from 20-foot hole in park

Wow. Our local park never had a hole.

Spotter's Badge: David

Bad E-Fit

Kent Online: Police seek elderly park flasher

It's the giant floating head of Eric Sykes*

* Who is not actually Eric Sykes

Don't have nightmares

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bus route anger

Eastern Daily Press: Passengers upset after bus service changes its route

Our spotter says: I've scanned the photo in the print edition which is larger (and scarier) than the one from the "E" edition. "Face like the back of a bus" - you decide...

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Wrong fuel anger

Hunts Post: Driver claims petrol station mix-up left him with wrong fuel in van

It's pump five at Tesco in Wisbech. Avoid, if you are mad.

Spotter's Badge: Studley

Dirty streets anger

Dover Express: Former street sweeper angry over state of Dover's roads since he gave up the broom

On the bright side: Sandals WITHOUT socks

Spotter's Badge: Tony

Tooth in Pie Anger

Dunfermline Press: Woman angry, bowks rich brown vomit after finding tooth inside meat pie

Mmm... Poundland pies... Meat from at least one named animal

Spotter's Badge: Shauna

Monday, February 20, 2012

Collapsed floor anger

Derby Telegraph: Family shocked as living room floor collapses

...swallowing up the lower part of her legs

Spotter's Badge: @L0wey

Planning application anger

Barnet Times: Residents furious as planning application waved through despite objections

And the trend toward angry fist-shaking in local newspapers continues apace. Don't think we haven't noticed.

Spotter's Badge: Kat

Leaky ceiling anger

Hull Daily Mail: Mum says she hasn't been able to work at all as she's on the phone ALL THE TIME to the council about her leaky ceiling

I'd just be unhappy having to live in Hull

Spotter's Badge:

Declining trade anger

Sheffield Star: Traders ask for council help in 'forgotten' city centre road

Not sure if that's crossed-arm anger, or if they're all freezing cold. Grim up North.

Spotter's Badge: Maggi

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Foul stench anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: Leeds City centre smell investiagated

Don't know if this is a stock picture or deliberately posed, but this is Weapons Grade Genius

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Out of order anger

Bournemouth Echo: Driver gets £25 parking fine despite ticket machines being out of order

Angry? He's SEETHING!

Narrow pavement anger

Cambridge News: Councillors says pavement will be reduced to just 18 inches if loading bay is approved

I'd give her something to measure etc

Spotter's Badges: Steve, Jack

Windswept anger

Edinburgh Evening News: Residents angry over plans to build on greenbelt land

"Heathcliff, it's me, it's Cathy, I've come home now"

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Charity shop theft anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: Hole-in-the-wall burglars break into charity shop, steal biscuits

"I'd crawl in through her massive hole"

Spotter's Badge: Yasmin