Friday, November 30, 2012

Maggot in apple anger

Coventry Telegraph: Woman finds maggot in apple, runs to local paper


Spotter's Badge: Gary, Rob

UKIP Councillor Email Anger

Shields Gazette: Councillor claims email block prevented him from taking part in crucial vote
And the last paragraph for the "WHOOPS" moment: "We need to be clear. This vote did not take place on one day. Coun Potts had weeks to cast his vote."


Minty honey anger

York Press: Honey harvest ruined as bees feast on mint fondant

He's missing a marketing opportunity: MINTY HONEY

Spotter's Badge: Oliver

Raspberry hair school ban anger

Hull Daily Mail: Mum furious as school tells daughter to wash out bright hair dye

And the "hasn't the school got anything better to do?" line is akin to a speeding driver asking police why they aren't catching "real criminals"

Spotter's Badge: Little Ernie Wise

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Local landmark anger

Watford Observer: Hotel opposite station could be demolished and turned into one of those huge blocks of flats they build opposite stations for people who work in London, but can't be arsed to live anywhere else

...and.... relax.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Ash tree anger

York Press: Residents of Barkston Ash worried about their ash tree

I remember when Sevenoaks lost six of its oak trees. They had to burn the place down and kill all the residents. Tragic.

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Fly-tipping anger

Eastbourne Herald: Woman's dismay as fly-tippers dump rubbish in her street

"I'd dump my junk up her back alley"

ASBO cat anger

Northampton Chronicle: ASBO for cat that once appeared in IKEA advert

A fine tale of mirth, woe and the devastating effects of fame

Spotter's Badge: Jessica

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bus timetable anger

Portsmouth News: Changes to bus timetable 'will leave student stranded'

...apart from all the other buses she could take

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Sex card phone box anger

Brent and Kilburn Times: Calls to stop "tart card" advertising in phone boxes

Wow. People still use phone boxes.

Laptop theft anger

Essex Echo: Pair lose five years of work after theft

Never mind, there's always the Jack Sparrow lookalike work to fall back on

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Poppy Day parking fee anger

Plymouth Herald: Anger over council's "admin fee" for Poppy Day convoy
...a fee that is waived by the end of the fifth paragraph

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Temporary car park anger

Morecambe Visitor: Residents unhappy at plans to turn playground into temporary car park

Judging by the amount of moss, it gets used LOADS

Spotter's Badge: James

Boatyard eviction anger

Essex Echo: Residents face eviction after finding they've been living illegally in boatyard for years


Spotter's Badge: Barry

Aussie pothole anger

Geelong Advertiser: Australia proves its potholes are bigger, deadlier than anywhere else


Mystery foam anger

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Flooded house anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Water left to leak into house for six hours


Spotter's Badge: Nick

Greggs anger

Bromley News Shopper: Man finds tin lid in his breakfast roll

Can't see any problem, anything extra from Greggs is always a bonus

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Flooded underpass anger

Essex Echo: Families forced to dice with death as underpass floods

Also, they have to live in Basildon

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Phone line anger

Swindon Advertiser: Phone lines sabotaged in Hallowe'en attack

Sounds like a plot from a low-rent horror movie

Spotter's Badge: @dibb

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Unpaid postage anger

Oxford Mail: Couple angry at having to pay postage on bizarre letter

...and the Royal Mail apologises for something that wasn't their fault

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Boy racer anger

Yellow Advertiser: Councillor highlights problem of boy racers on Canvey Island pointing at no boy racers at all

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Dangerous brickwork anger

Hull Daily Mail: Residents concerned that new front doors may lead to brickwork collapse

Judging by the angle, we may already be too late

Spotter's Badge: Louise

Thinking of the kiddiewinks anger

Sevenoaks Chronicle: Residents "thinking of setting up a petition" over siting of playground

For some reason, this springs to mind:

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Saturday, November 24, 2012

School street light think of the kiddiewinks anger

Northants Telegraph: School governor angry as street light switched off near school


Spotter's Badge: Victor

Lollipop lady anger

Maldon Chronicle: Parents' fury as council charges £50,000 for crossing patrol

You see, it may be just £4,000 for the salary, but those lollipop signs come in at £46,000 on their own

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Lorry park anger

Bracknell News: Boss angry at lack of lorry park in Bracknell

You're in Bracknell, mate. The whole town's a lorry park

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Sweeping up leaves anger

Stratford Herald: Council idiots threaten to jail woman for sweeping up leaves

That's right. Kill those leaves. KILL THEM HARD

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Friday, November 23, 2012

New takeaway anger

Essex Echo: People living above shopping parade shocked - SHOCKED - to learn that shop is given planning permission

And a welcome return to the Picture-of-a-closely-typed-letter-you-can't-read

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Even more phone mast anger

Portsmouth News: Residents furious at perfect mobile phone reception


Spotter's Badge: Jon

Power cut lock failure anger

Reading Post: Power cut leaves residents of flats locked in for a terrifying 45 minutes

There were three of them, but the emergency chocolate ran out

Thursday, November 22, 2012

No kitchen anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: Mum goes four years without kitchen units

"I'd give her a new breakfast bar" (I've got a spare breakfast bar)

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Bus lane fine anger

Reading Post: Driver shocked - SHOCKED - to find council has begun enforcing bus lane restrictions

And as the comments pointed out (before they were removed by nervous editors) the camera's been there for years. Whoops

Missing dog anger

Watford Observer: Woman who lets her dog roam the streets shocked - SHOCKED - at £151 fee to pick it up from council pound

She gets a - oh-ho! - proper pounding in the comments

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ripped up pitch anger

Essex Echo: Businessman sends workers to rip up work after company goes bust

That'll learn the buggers

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Worm in a jacket spud anger

Liverpool Echo: Mum's "horror" after finding a worm in a jacket potato

Something that lives in the ground found in something that grows in the ground. As you'd expect, the commentards have a field day.

Spotter's Badge: Biziclop

Estate yobs anger

Wakefield Express: Police crackdown on local scrotes

And yes, there's a call for National Service in the comments

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Road gritting think of the kiddiewinks anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Councillor says 'children at risk' over lack of road gritting


Also: Hogwarts will let anybody in these days

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Mouldy home anger

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Homeless centre anger

Essex Chronicle: Anger at plans for homeless centre next door to old people's home

That's royally buggered the beautiful view across those charming rooftops

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Kidnapped goat anger

Auckland Now: Fears as goat stolen for second time

"Though the nanny goat was unharmed, someone had dressed her in a shirt and shorts."

Spotter's Badge: Laura

Monday, November 19, 2012

School dinners anger

Newbury Today: Local authority finds company providing school meals is - surprise! - shit

Send one of the shareholders. I dare say they'd make a tasty meal for everybody

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Vandalised Orchard Anger

Twyford Advertiser: Council replaces damaged trees ripped up by local scrotes

This is the local newspaper I had to deliver when I was a paperboy back in the 1980s, and a proper back-breaking, door wedge it was, too.

We civilised types living north of the railway always thought that the kids from the other side of the tracks were utter low-life, and now we have the photographic evidence to prove it ha ha ha ha haaaaargh. Yes.

Missing Post Box anger

Newbury Today: Post box mysteriously disappears after being completely destroyed in traffic accident

I wonder where it could be? *head desk*

Burned down shops celebrity anger

Shields Gazette: Work begins to rebuild shops

Great to see David Walliams and Matt Lucas working on new Little Britain material

Spotter's Badge: Alistair

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Double yellow lines anger

Bournemouth Echo: Pensioner 'left stranded' by double yellow lines in his road

Don't tell the council - those lines are incorrectly painted and utterly unenforceable.

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Remembrance disrespect anger

East Grinstead Courier and Observer: Man angered that people were drinking coffee during remembrance service

Our spotter says: "Don't think much of the new James Bond opening sequence"

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Porsche anger

Lancashire Evening Post: Porsche owner wins damages over garage service contract

You've been sold a right old pup, mate. It's TINY

Spotter's Badge: Karen