Thursday, February 28, 2013

Scarecrow anger: A heart-warming tale of religious tolerance

Brentwood Gazette: God-squadders upset by scarecrow that doesn't look like Jesus

Followed - of course - by:

Essex Echo: Scarecrow that doesn't look like Jesus destroyed by arsonists

Well done. Well done, everybody

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Smashed bus shelter anger

Blackpool Gazette: Fury as yobs go on wrecking spree

Photo's so bad Councillor Angela Jacques might as well be Hattie Jacques

Lack of police anger

Watford Observer: Man says crime spike due to lack of police

Also, somebody stole his "Burglars Beware" sticker

Our spotter's found another picture of him. Superb.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Wind turbine NIMBY anger

Dorset Echo: Villagers protest against wind farms plans

Pictured: TV's Victor Meldrew, some other people

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stolen beer punishment anger

Mansfield Chad: Dad furious as son punished for stealing beer meant as gift for school caretaker

Oh, yes. A "blame everybody else" story

Spotter's Badge: Caz

Stolen fence anger

Colchester Daily Gazette: Cowboy builders steal Scout hut fence

And here's a new thing - commenters offering to chip in to help. Restores yer faith

Spotter's Badge: Alice

Fake Cigarette Ban Anger

Hartlepool Mail: Man banned from "lighting up" electronic cigarette in pub

And from Britain's army of well-educated newspaper commentards comes this gem: "these pretendy tabs get people off the real tabs so do no harm to the person useing it or anyone else it is a joke that people cant use them in licensed premises ,after all do people realise that m/ps can smoke the real things ,tabs pipes cigars in all of the house of commons licensed bars what a load of hypocrits in other words do as i say not what i do"

Nope, I've no idea either.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rotting sign anger

Hendon and Finchley Times: Rotting hotel sign "is accident waiting to happen"

Top pointing skills 

Spotter's Badge: David

Rugby club anger

Morley Observer: Rugby club on verge of folding


Spotter's Badge: Paul

Holiday camp robbery anger

Blackpool Gazette: Anger as caravan park robbed for fourth time

This photograph in 12 words: "See this coin box? When I catch you, it's going up your..."

Monday, February 25, 2013

Messy back alley anger

Scarborough News: Pig's trotter final straw as rubbish dumped in alleyway

Free food, and he's complaining

Village name change anger

Matlock Mercury: Villagers furious as wrong sign erected

Good baying hate mob skills, apart from the one person not on message

Spotter's Badge: Jamie

Phone line David Bowie gag anger

Sussex Courier: Susan Bowie upset as village left without phone lines
Perhaps she should consider ch-ch-changing suppliers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pointing at turds with abject fury anger

Ilkeston Advertiser: "Sickened" pensioner declares war on turds

Oh, man. Top quality pointing

Spotter's Badge: George

Impounded horses anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: Row as family asked to pay £5,000 for return of horses

Like an advert for horsey wear in the back of Country Life

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Green space building anger

Crawley Observer: Residents to fight plans for building on green space

Let me hand over to our spotter: I'm a big fan of photographer Jon Rigby’s work anyway, but this is a masterpiece. Love the way everybody is just milling around and looking in different directions instead of posing as a group. Brilliant over-the-shoulder look from plan-holding man, and to cap it all, a Spike Milligan lookalike right in the middle.

I am not even being sarcastic – I love this picture!

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Football season ticket anger

Derby Telegraph: Dad's anger as football season ticket price to double

Top paper-tearing action

Spotter's Badge: Antony

Saturday, February 23, 2013

New manor house anger

Sussex Courier: Residents furious at landowner's plan to build manor house

And let's see the villain of the piece

Oh... hello!

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Living in sewage anger

Luton Today: Woman 'forced to live in SEWAGE HELL'

Also, she's a bloke

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Nothing to hide anger

Reading Post: Blogger not allowed to film public council meeting

Poor, wrong South Wokingham Community Forum

Spotter's Badge: Nowtas

Friday, February 22, 2013

Chopped Down Tree Anger

Portsmouth News: Fury as resident asks council to trim tree, only for them to cut it down

...because it was diseased, saving a future "Why did the council let this rotting tree fall on my car?" story

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Disabled Man With No Electricity Anger

Wigan Today: Disabled pensioner left without heating or means to heat food after electricity packs up

And in today's caring, sharing Big Society Britain, the amount of sympathy he is offered by the commentards is this: ZERO

The big bunch of shits, who'd be the first in the queue for compensation if the same happened to them.

Dodgy Building Job Anger

Swindon Advertiser: Woman upset at poor quality of patio

Look, those bodies don't just get rid of themselves, lady

Spotter's Badge: Liam, George

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snowy Weather Grit Box Anger

Winsford Guardian: Residents of suburban road demand grit box

Students of the genre will note that the subject has been standing in the same spot for so long that he has melted the ice around him with his incandescant fury

Spotter's Badge: Maria

Pain in the - oh-ho! - GLASS anger

Wigan Today: Anger as booze bottles dumped in lane

Holy Moly - that's a lot of cider

Hole in the pavement anger

Ongar Gazette: Hole in the pavement is 'an accident waiting to happen'

...if you completely ignored all the safety barriers

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tooth in a sausage anger


Kent Online: Man unhappy with apology and two sets of compensation after finding a tooth in Tesco sausage

He wants bodies. Bodies and DEATH and horses in a lasagne meal for one

Spotter's Badge: Jessie

Horrible lorry park anger

Ongar Gazette: Local lorry park still a craphole months after deal

Ongar's premier dogging site has really gone to the ...err... dogs

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Twitter Homework anger

Bristol Post: Mum's anger as daughter given homework on Twitter, THE DEVIL'S WEBSITE

"I'd give her a re-tweet"

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Missing dog egg bin anger

Kent Online: Dog owners still leaving crap on site of former dog bin

And from the comments, this diamond: "As far as I am concerned Dog owners caught not picking up their dogs mess should have the said canine faeces forced down their throats. Maybe then they would think twice."

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Wheel fell off her wheelie bin anger

The Bolton News: FURY as wheel falls off woman's wheelie bin

Oh, the humanity

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Jumping to conclusions about computer game violence anger

Brighton Argus: Head teacher blames everything else for playground violence

I don't think I could ever send my kids to that school. For the love of God, the sign's in Comic Sans (The Font of Champions)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cup Final road trip anger

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pub landlady arranges day trip to Wembley Cup Final before actually finding out if she's got tickets

Seems legit

Spotter's Badge: Michael, Andy

Schoolboy Hitler Salute Anger

Bromley News Shopper: Kid in trouble at school for Nazi salute at teacher

He's not a racist but...

Spotter's Badge: Rob, @eurovicious

Very small protest anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Hundreds oppose open air market in Tipton

Or, eight people. With NOBODY ELSE in shot in a shopping centre

Spotter's Badge: Nick

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dog poo pavement writing anger

Cornish Times: Messages sprayed on pavements to warn owners over dog mess

"Dear The Cornish Times, I wish to complain about all the red paint being sprayed on the pavements of this once-fine town. Why oh why oh why..."

Spotter's Badge: Nowtas

Killer otter on the loose anger

Eastern Daily Press: Couple fill in their pond after otter eats their fish

Somebody really ought to sit them down in front of The Lion KIng and explain that whole "circle of life" thing

Spotter's Badge: Stephen

Road crossing crowd scene anger

Brentwood Gazette: Campaigners call on road chiefs to install road crossing

Small boy, green jumper. A study in misery

Spotter's Badge: Hannah

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trainspotter safety wall anger

The Bolton News: Trainspotter says new safety wall on bridge spoils his view of trains

HINT: Take one step to your left. You will be astounded

Spotter's Badge: Simpo, Gary

Drinking up time anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Group of drinkers banned from Wetherspoons pub for taking too long to drink up at closing time

Yeah - who wants to go home at 12.20am on a Sunday night?

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Trampoline eviction anger

Essex Echo: Family faces eviction over refusal to remove trampoline from communal garden that blocks access for neighbour's mobility scooter

No need to tell you that (at time of writing) there are 176 comments to this story, and it's all very much one-sided

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Friday, February 15, 2013

Stuffed badger anger

Essex Echo: Something about a housing estate HE'S HOLDING A STUFFED BADGER WHY'S HE HOLDING A STUFFED BADGER

And look at his little stuffed face

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Lakes of poo anger

Cambridge News: Residents angry as lakes of raw sewage flood gardens

Angry, but still willing to stand in it

Spotter's Badge: James

Cheapo hair accessory compensation bid anger

Staffordshire Sentinel: Mum's abject fury, bid for compo, as cheap hair bobble dyes daughter's hair blue

That's a scowl that would sink 1,000 ships

Spotter's Badge: Everybody

Dog poo postcard anger

Eastern Daily Press: Postcards are new weapon in fight against dog turds

Just the right size and thickness to use as a scraper. Good thinking!

Spotter's Badge: Dave