Monday, April 30, 2012

Smashed playground anger

North Devon Journal: Kids sad after hoons vandalise playground

According to the caption, you may purchase this photograph. I shall do so, and use it as a warning come Hallowe'en

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Stolen bike anger

Portsmouth News: Boy puts up reward to get his stolen bike back

The picture of angry kid holding up a picture of angry kid is just genius

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Allotment anger

Coventry Telegraph: Anger over plans to replace allotments with electricity substation

"To have it concreted over would be like ripping up a Van Gogh"

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Granny Tax anger

Beds on Sunday: Pensioner takes taxation fight to THE MAN through the medium of cardboard

There are no words for this.

Spotter's Badge: Simon

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Election leaflet anger

Salford Star: Single-issue election candidate shocked - SHOCKED - to discover you can't hand out campaign leaflets on private property

"These companies are certainly not interested in the democratic rights of the people of Salford."

Yes they are. But once they let one party on their property, they've got to allow them all. Even the BNP and associated lunatics, and I know who would be the first to complain then, eh?

Spotter's Badge: Jack

Rubbish tip flats anger

Whitby Gazette: Councillor's appeal to residents to stop dumping litter

Choice quote from an elected official of the day: "It's just an abortion up there."

Spotter's Badge: Suzanne

Missing soft toy anger

Brighton Argus: Girl appeals for return of beloved soft toy

And - as you'd expect - the kind of helpful encouragement we've come to expect from the commentards.

Who are we trying to kid? They're nobbers, and we unveil our new Comment Troll Alert tag.

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Missing Bannister anger

Waltham Forest Guardian: Family ask to move from 'condemned' house

And the first comment is about the number of kids they have. Charming.

Spotter's Badge: Beth

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lack of internet anger

Hull Daily Mail: Customers forced to forage in bins for their own pornography as broadband supplier you've never heard of goes bust

Oh, the humanity!

Spotter's Badge: Peter

Cannabis farm anger

Edinburgh Evening News: "Cannabis farm wrecked my shop" says cafe owner

Yes, but who's going to cater for people with the munchies?

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Shop voucher anger

Swindon Advertiser: Woman told vouchers worthless after shop goes into administration

Angry pink woman is pink

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Banana spider anger

Coventry Telegraph: Anger, terror, running to the press as man finds spider in bunch of bananas

What's his problem? It's eight of your five a day

Spotter's Badge: Gary

Friday, April 27, 2012

Forgotten bus pass anger

Barking and Dagenham Post: Boy, 11, fined £80 for leaving his school pass bus at home

One that's been given the full Daily Mail treatment and given the benefit of the experience of armchair generals the length of the country.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Crime hotspot anger

Manchester Evening News: Worst areas for crime in Greater Manchester revealed

Bad news: It's "everywhere in Manchester"

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Tool shop anger

East Anglia Daily Times: Shop owner to move business out of county due to parking woes

Kevin Bacon - you have not aged well.

Waste heap pong anger

Hull Daily Mail: Residents demand end to stench from local recycling company

Hey! You! At the back! Hold your nose!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New airport anger

Wollondilly Advertiser: Campaign launched to halt airport plans

Wollondilly, of course, wins the prize for the most Australian place name in all of Australia.

Spotter's Badge: Jamie

Polluted pond anger

Peterborough Evening Telegraph: Anger over Peterborough's hideous black lagoon

"I'd fill her wet spot"

Chip shop sign anger

Sheffield Star: Owner of Brenda's Fish and Chips ordered to remove sign

I think the scandal here is that Brenda is actually Liz.

Railway dog fouling anger

Sussex Express: Crackdown on dog mess on railway land

Click through to read the marvellously descriptive photo caption (Which they've since removed. For the record, it simply said "Poo")

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lack of bollards anger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Residents offer to pay for bollards to stop lorries cutting corner


Spotter's Badge: Rob

VAT hike anger

Wakefield Express: Clergy say VAT hike will add thousands to church restoration bill

"So, Ted, what you're saying is that we raffle your car, but make sure you win"

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Drawing a pair of boobs on the grass anger

Bicester Advertiser: Paint highlights extent of dog mess problem

Best. Mayor. Ever.

'Chariots of Ire' Anger

Southwark News: Restaurant owner's full-size chariot angers cyclists

Just wait until my fwiend Biggus Dickus hears of this outwage

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Local wino anger

Cambridge News: Opinion divided over plans for 'wet centre' for Cambridge alcoholics

Something something 'wet centre' touch with a bargepole something

Spotter's Badge: James

Prescott Pasty Anger

Brighton Argus: Lord Prescott in Brighton to protest against pasty tax

Yeah, I know it's not entirely posed, but ... MY BLOG

Skidmarks anger

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Man's fury at council for churning up football field

I've had FAR worse skidmarks from that, and never once had a complaint

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Brownie minibus anger

Enfield Independent: Brownies appeal to thieves to return minibus

...or Brown Owl will peck out your eyes

Spotter's Badge: Kat

Penis burger anger

Toowoomba Chronicle: Mum's fury over crudely-drawn cock inside burger box

Six out of ten for effort. As any student of the crudely-drawn cock will tell you, they forgot the pubes and little fountain of jizz.

Spotter's Badge: Daniel

Monday, April 23, 2012

Front page road crossing anger

Norwich Evening News: Kid takes up family campaign to get pedestrian crossing on roundabout

Where are they now? The X Factor's Eoghan Quigg

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Wood litter anger

Peterborough Evening Telegraph: Anger as litter louts hit local woodland

Bloody hell, kids. Stay out of the woods...

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Lead theft anger, again

Dorset Echo: 'Lead Free' signs to deter metal thieves as crooks target county town

She's not flashing. That's a relief.

Norfolk pothole anger

Eastern Daily Press: Cyclist 'trapped' by Norfolk road pothole

Reminds me of: "Trapped in a hole, in the fog, in the middle of the night, WITH AN OWL"

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Blog: LibDems who point

Like this blog? Like pictures of people pointing at things? Then you may like a website to which my attention has been drawn: LibDems who point, containing members of the Liberal Democrat party, pointing at things.

And we thought this site was niche...

School protest anger


But, if you are looking to see which side the paper is coming down on, witness the unflattering picture of the councillor in question...

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Driveway anger

Newtonabbey Today: Anger as housing executive goes back on promise to build driveways

From the waist up, that's a run-of-the-mill angry shot. Below the waist it's "Hey, look what I got from TK Maxx!"

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Winter grit anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: Dismay as Leeds gets its winter grit during a heatwave

OK, when DO you want it delivered? In the middle of a blizzard?

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Summer Time Parking ticket anger

Sevenoaks Chronicle: Driver notices council has forgotten to put clocks forward on its parking ticket machines

Spotter's Badge to that driver. Also...

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Scrabble Anger

Hull Daily Mail: Couple's lucky escape as roof collapses during game of Scrabble

Although we must point out that the words "Lucky" and "Escape" are illegal moves.

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Water repair anger

Cambridge News: Dismay at botched water mains repair job

Quality squat-and-pointing

Spotter's Badge: Al_S, Sarah, Andrew, Mark

Eyesore anger

Edenbridge Courier: Residents 'sick' of living next to hovel

Wouldn't - wouldn't - wouldn't - wouldn't

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Friday, April 20, 2012

Council clear-up anger

Basingstoke Gazette: Anger as council leave 'eye-sore' after clear-up

I wouldn't do anything with her bush

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Jim

Lack of post anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Estate gets no mail for a month in row over poor state of pavements

Very poor effort at the classic thumbs-down from the man on the left

Spotter's Badge: Marie, Candice (who saw the same story in Metro)

School rules anger

Manchester Evening News: Six-formers accuse school of making up rules as they go along after being sent home for wearing shorts

"It seems hypocritical that the staff sending students home for wearing sandals and shorts are themselves wearing sandals and skirts. We feel that they are treating us like young children."

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Bus station anger

Northumberland Gazette: Fury at bus station litterbugs

She says one glaringly obvious factor contributing to the problem is the absence of litter bins on the concourse.


Royal Mail anger

Whitstable People: Fury over sale and closure of local sorting office

"I'd put a large delivery through her slot"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Church metal theft anger

Edinburgh Evening News: "Special Water" to help fight church metal thefts

No, I don't think dunking it in the font will help in the slightest

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Ex-parrot anger

Manchester Evening News: Fury as parrot that whistles Queen tunes is stolen

Maybe it - oh-ho! - wanted to break free

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Electrical surge anger

Hartlepool Mail: Household appliances wrecked by power surge

Luckily, her most important one is powered by batteries.

Her phone, you curs.