Sunday, March 31, 2013

Can't Get Rid Of The Fleas Anger

Halifax Courier: Woman blames housing association for flea infestation

Loads of 'helpful' advice from the commentards, as you'd expect

Spotter's Badge: Ross

Street sweeping anger

Waltham Forest Guardian: Residents forced to sweep their own street after council contractor can't be arsed

One of the perils of the job for Guardian Series' midget photographer

Spotter's Badge: Beth

House Conversion Anger

Ottawa Citizen: Residents fear student invasion after house conversion

Great to see Sir Alex Ferguson (left) lending his support

Spotter's Badge: G

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Women's Institute Anger

Hunts Post: WI group campaigns for new traffic lights

Waaaaait.... you two ladies at the back - you're not ladies at all, are you?

Spotter's Badge: James

Burst water pipe anger

Essex Echo: Residents rush to save houses as water pipe bursts


Spotter's Badge: Barry

Meaty advertising boards anger

Wandsworth Guardian: Butchers in fight to save street advertising boards from The Man

If only there was a picture of one of these butchers fondling his meat

Oh. Right.

Spotter's Badge: Alex

Friday, March 29, 2013

Noisy kids at bus stop anger

Warrnambool Standard: Traders want bus stop moved away from their shops

Worth clicking through for the spiffy day mode/night mode toggle

Vandalised vicarage anger

Border Mail: Damage to rectory door "a cry for help"

The cry for help being "Strewth! I've just cut my bloody hand"

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Phantom Chopper Anger

South Wales Evening Post: Mystery as serial axeman cuts down trees in park

New category: Angry passers-by roped into a photograph

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Disappearing bins dog turds anger

Lancashire Evening Telegraph: Councillors not impressed with latest modern art installation

If 'Plastic Bags Full of Shite on Park Railings' doesn't win the Turner Prize, there's no justice in the world

Kids pointing at dog turds anger

Yeovil Express: Kids pointing at dog turds


Nose-holding sewer stench anger

Crawley Observer: "I'b holbing by dose becob de sewer sbells of sbit"

Translation: "I'm holding my nose because the sewer smells of sbit"

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"I'm a bus!" anger

Glasgow Evening Times: Anger as bus firm fined for using bus lane

What a coincidence. I'm a bus too

Spotter's Badge: Tiffany

Street light replacement anger

Bromley News Shopper: Postie can't work out why electricity company doesn't take out old lamp posts until the job is complete

Nice cardie, and excellent to see legendary journo Robert Fisk writing for the News Shopper

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Fined for parking outside his own flat anger

Hull Daily Mail: Traffic wardens won't stop giving tickets to elderly driver

And the commentards smell blood and go in for the kill
Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hole in the floor anger

Reading Post: Man left with hole in conservatory floor after water leak

Still, the indoor jacuzzi is coming along

Noisy manhole cover anger


Spotter's Badge: Laurie

'Like the M1' traffic hyperbole anger

Hackney Gazette: Residents whip up petition over lorry plans

Good arm crossing, tiny petition, overblown scaremongering (“It will be like the M1”), a man called Cliff not really on message with low-level anger - what’s not to like?

Spotter's Badge: Matt

Marooned by floods anger

Eastern Daily Press: Residents raise impotent fists to sky after floods leave them sort-of-cut-off

The grandmother added: "My husband and I want to go to the Hemsby Country and Western night tonight but I don’t think that will happen"

Every cloud, silver lining etc.
Spotter's Badge: Pete

Getting his mates onto you MP anger

Courier Mail: Angry Aussie MP threatens to bring down the heavies after being heckled at rally

Not exactly nailed the whole "man of the people" concept, has he?


Spotter's Badge: Joel, Katie

Monday, March 25, 2013

Squirrel House Fire Funeral Procession Man With A Gun Anger

Romford Recorder: House fire started by squirrel disrupts funeral procession

And now all squirrels MUST PAY WITH THEIR LIVES.

Look what you've done, you little fluffy shitbag

Spotter's Badge: Tom

Scottish bank note anger

The Courier: Man "absolutely raging" as airline staff refuse Scottish £20 note

Only one way we can improve this:

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Dog Egg Injury Anger

Skegness Standard: Couple injured in bizarre dog poo incident call for action

I don't usually do stories about people who have suffered pain, but I am willing to make the exception for Mr Webster's description of faeces as "you know what"

Spotter's Badge: Boris

Housing development crowd scene anger

Swindon Adver: OUTRAGE as land is tipped for housing development

Yer standard crowd scene, but bloke in mustard jacket is LIVID

Spotter's Badge: George

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Public toilet expense anger

Suffolk Free Press: Village council says it can't afford to run public toilets

He should worry, that sign's pointing at his bungalow

Doing an actual poo anger

Subiaco Post: Colonic Irrigation clinic hit by sewage leak

Matter-of-fact reporting + Picture = LOLOLOL

No direct link, but the Subiaco Post is HERE

Spotter's Badge: Duncan

Heavy traffic anger

Rugby Advertiser: Residents demand action over heavy traffic

All except bloke at the back, who wants cake

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Half naked protesters not as sexy as you think anger

Essex Echo: Council officer forces protesters to strip to gain access to meeting

If I knew local democracy involved nudity, I would have signed up years ago

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Damaged roads anger

Watford Observer: Dismay over state of roads

Inch-high photographer strikes again!

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Mystery Smell Anger

Swindon Adver: Smell gets up the noses of local residents

I wasn't going to run this one because they are not holding their noses. But look at his face. He *knows* where the smell's coming from. And he who denied it, supplied it.

Spotter's Badge: George

Friday, March 22, 2013

Stolen Owl Anger

Manchester Evening News: Anger as thieves with chainsaw steal wooden owl

But what's he pointing at? Let's have a look.


Spotter's Badge: Karen

Unrepaired pothole anger

Hull Daily Mail: Pothole unrepaired 18 months after man breaks ankle

This is less of a "repair the road" story, more of a "hurry up with my compensation" one. Which is fair enough.

Spotter's Badge: Pete

Dog crap CCTV camera anger

Lancashire Telegraph: School installs CCTV cameras to catch careless dog owners

Mark my words, they'll find the camera's one blind spot, and there'll be a mountain of turds

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Scared of zombies anger

Bayside Bulletin: Fears of "traffic risk" from new crematorium

Yeah, all those slow-moving vehicles...

Spotter's Badge: Steve

Cancelled cruise anger

Bristol Post: Couple angry after cruise is cancelled due to safety fears

Still, a full refund plus a shedload of compensation's enough to crack a smile? No?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Stolen bird feeders anger

Shields Gazette: Anger as thieves help themselves to bird feeders at cemetery

In other news, it's Car Boot Sale season again

Spotter's Badge: Len

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Looks a bit like a garden gnome anger

Essex Echo: Man angry over plans to fill in lake

Looks like somebody's stolen his fishing rod and little pointy hat

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Stolen iPads anger

Liverpool Echo: Kids furious as thieves steal school's iPads

Our school computer booted up from a cassette tape. This lot don't know they're born

Spotter's Badge: Samantha

Hairy Lasagne Anger

Portsmouth News: Kid 'sickened' after finding lump of hair in Iceland lasagne

Look on the bright side - at least it was cow hair

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bus shelter anger

Hythe Herald: Fury as new bus shelters attacked by vandals

File under "Artistic shots that didn't quite come off"

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Wheel fell off anger

Grantham Journal: Driver blames tyre fitters after wheel falls off

...and gets a bit of a kicking in the comments for it, as you'd expect

Cold calling anger

Blackpool Gazette: Firms outraged by cold calling plague

A superb twist on the standard crowd scene. Well played, the Gazette

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tennis courts anger

Portsmouth News: Anger at decision to close tennis courts

Tennis ball shown actual size. She's only three feet tall

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Scared horses anger

Morley Observer: Rider furious as van bursts tyre near horses

Horse is also crapping itself over that hair

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Urban hell hole BBC anger

Manchester Evening News: Residents of craphole protest outside BBC over series that paints their area as a craphole

I didn't even know this programme existed until they started complaining

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte