Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bus lane anger

Leicester Mercury: Pensioner tears strip off mayor over bus lane plan

So, that's the bus lane approved then

Spotter's Badge: Nick

Expensive petrol anger

East Anglia Daily Times: Driver furious after being charged £1.79 per litre for fuel

And (at the time of writing) the prices advertised are still 10p over the odds

Euro Shoplifting Gang Anger

Essex Echo: Commentards go ballistic as gang from Eastern Europe target shops

And let's be perfectly clear, nobody's accusing anybody of being a big fat racist

Spotter's Badge: Barry, Roddy

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sledging field anger

Craven Herald: Locals upset as landowners spread manure over popular sledging hill

Aren't you a little old for sledging?

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Flooded road mystery anger

Sussex Courier: Mystery over who owns pipe causing flooding of local street

Another mystery: Why is she kneeling like that? Is General Zod taking the pictures?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Broken CCTV cameras anger

 Billericay Gazette: Town's CCTV cameras 'down for months' says ex-councillor

Where have I seen this chap before? Oh yes...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

No bin round for a month anger

Portsmouth News: Snow means bins go unemptied for four weeks

It's the little things - I only ran this story for the Scooby Doo bin

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Village hall closure anger

Sussex Courier: Underused village hall faces uncertain future

Ever since the snooker club complained about their balls all running down the side of the table...

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Angry Chickens in Local Newspapers

Western Daily Press: Violence forces teenager to stop anti-KFC protest

Wiltshire Times: Ditto

Well, that's pretty shitty. I'm pretty much cured of KFC now. Don't understand how it took me so long.

Spotter's Badge: Triston

Monday, January 28, 2013

Load of bollards anger

Brighton Argus: Fury as listed bollard replaced with 'stump'

I'd be cross if my bollard went stumpy

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Failed street light gurning anger

Watford Observer: Fury over failed street lamps

I like the way they're both doing an impression of the street light behind them

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Cricket pitch vandalism anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: Cricket pitch out of action "for months" after vandals' trail of destruction

On the plus side, it's going to take spin a treat

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Old railway buildings anger

Blackpool Gazette: Old railway buildings fall out of use

"Mr Nettleton said none are suitable to be granted listed building status due to alteration work carried out on them."

Well, that's an embuggerance.

Not sure where this came from treehouse anger

Sent in by Richard in Sydney - not sure of the source, but the caption says it all.

Unhappy MP train anger

Watford Observer: MP launches petition against local train operator

... which will be filed in the round bin once it reaches the Ministry

Spotter's Badge: Pete

Saturday, January 26, 2013

School hair dye anger

Waltham Forest Guardian: Girl excluded from classes over dyed hair, despite hair being dyed as part of a lesson

*golf clap*

Spotter's Badge: Beth

No phone line anger

Swindon Advertiser: Chiropractic clinic without phone line after workmen cut through cable

Over in one in the comments: "He could just run a skeleton service"

Spotter's Badge: David

Friday, January 25, 2013

Market place cobbles anger

Hull Daily Mail: 500 protest over plans to remove cobbles from market square

And I know what you're thinking, and NO, this is NOT a photo-bomb

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Having to change buses anger

Dorset Echo: Anger as bus route is axed

Meaning that passengers will have to - gasp - change buses

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pink hair school exclusion anger

Bournemouth Echo: Mum pulls daughter out of school over punishment for breaking rules

Over 170 comments, and poor stroppy mum getting a right old pasting

Spotter's Badge: @fishski

Smelly smokehouse anger

Haringey Independent: Fishmonger told to stop using 120 year old smokehouse after neighbours complain

Excellent grimacing, and sod the neighbours and the council

UPDATE: Victory for fish bloke!

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Parked in the bus stop anger

Essex Echo: Woman vows to spend all her money on legal bills after being caught parking in bus stop

Yeah, good luck with that

And the inevitable follow up
 Essex Echo: Sit-in after fine rises to £695

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Phone line cheap Talk Talk gag anger

Luton Today: Woman spitting nails as Talk Talk mess up her phone service

Don't be angry: Life's What You Make It

(Bit of a Talk Talk joke there. I'll get me coat)

Slimy pool anger*

Essex Echo: Anger over 'dangerous' tidal swimming pool

*Not sexy slang

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Parking not-a-fine anger

Portsmouth News: Driver fined £70 for using supermarket car park twice

REPEAT AFTER ME: It's not a fine, it's a non-enforcable charge

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mirror causes fire sad face

Bristol Post: Family's lucky escape as sunlight on mirror causes bathroom fire


Spotter's Badge: Everybody, but mostly Mumsnet

Chip shop road closure anger

North Devon Gazette: Fury as road closure hits sales

So angry he won’t even cross his arms properly.

Spotter's Badge: Dean

Lake District speeding fine anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Fury as boat owner fined for speeding on Lake Windermere

Who to believe?  The ranger with the hi-tech video binoculars or his mate looking at the speedo?

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Monday, January 21, 2013

Chewing gum BLASPHEMY anger

Cambridge News: Calls to clear up mess in 'Chewing Gum Alley'

Perhaps the filthiest picture caption of all time: "Ian Howell finds the gum in Christ’s Passage sticks to his wheels"

Spotter's Badge: James

Residents association anger

Canberra Times: Anger as new house 'not in keeping with the area'

Includes the priceless quote: "Up your nose with a rubber hose, we are going to stick up a McMansion here in Deakin and you can all go heave"

Spotter's Badge: Ross

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Billion pound pothole anger

Canterbury Times: Plague of potholes likely to cost a billion trillion pounds to repair, or something

I vowed I'd give the oh-so-ironic "sexist" gags a rest, but: "I'd stick my measuring tape in her crack"

Parking ticket sob story anger

Gloucestershire Echo: Complicated one this - Man gets parking tickets for parking illegally during floods after moving car from danger area despite declaring vehicle to be untaxed

And the amount of sympathy in the comments: Square root of bugger all

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Didn't want his damp house fixed until the new year anger

Bromley News Shopper: Man complains about damp in his house weeks after telling council he didn't want any work done
...and as a consequence, the inhabitants of the comments section smell blood

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bad Efit Celebrity Special

Cambridge News: Police hunt bleach attacker

Billy Mitchell out of EastEnders - the Rozzers are out for you

Don't have nightmares

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Massive headwear pothole anger

Blackpool Gazette: Potholes bringing shame on town, says councillor
So is that hat, fella. At least, I think it's a hat

Drug paraper... Papra... Parpa... Stuff anger

Eastbourne Herald: Woman clears druggies' rubbish from park because nobody else can be arsed

Friday, January 18, 2013

Standing in front of a huge puddle anger

This is Wiltshire: Abject fury over delay to new allotments

Wait a moment... I've got a zippy jacket like that

*burns zippy jacket*

Spotter's Badge: Stephanie

W T ACTUAL F wind farm protest anger

Burnley Express: Protesters hit the streets against wind turbines

Readers will be interested to learn that "50m long big load" is an album track by Frank Zappa

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Water leak that JUST WON'T STOP anger

Sheffield Star: Residents fed up as leak goes unrepaired

One person pointing at their tear ducts. "That's how sad this is making me"

Spotter's Badge: Sarah, Philippa, Geoff

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dangerous wagon anger

Craven Herald: Call for ban on wagons after quoin stones ripped out

Quoin stones indeed. They'll be wanting an end to these horseless carriages before you know it

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Greengrocer's shop closure anger

Portsmouth News: Shopkeep crosses his arms in fury as new landlord forces business to close

Coming soon: Havant's 27th Tesco, I should imagine

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Christmas IS RUINED anger

North West Evening Mail: Man's Christmas UTTERLY RUINED after finding a stone in his bag of potatoes

Time to break this out again:

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Car near-miss anger

Braintree and Witham Times: Man's near miss as car mounts verge

"Full story in Today's Times"


Spotter's Badge: Matt 

'Third World' housing estate anger

Essex Echo: Resident compares housing estate to Third World

No. No, it's not.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bad E-fit

Sussex Express: Giant floating head wanted over distraction burglaries
Yes, I can see how a giant floating head can be a distraction
Don't have nightmares

Hole in ceiling anger

Bridgwater Mercury: Man points at hole in ceiling
He's still there now, pointing at a hole in the ceiling