Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mouldy rolls barbecue anger

South Wales Evening Post: Family barbecue wrecked - WRECKED - by mouldy bread rolls

This story has everything - a trivial problem blown out of proportion, the offending article being held up dismissively by an angry child, while another holds his nose to illustrate distaste. Mum is furious, and bloked roped in from next door doesn't really want to be there. A perfect storm - I doubt we will ever see its like again*.

Spotter's Badge: Holg, Ceri, Amy, Rhys, iCod, Everybody. Billboard from Frank

*Of course we will

Bread and water anger

Liverpool Echo: Kid given bread and water for lunch in misunderstanding over dinner money, parents claim

Except that the school says otherwise

Spotter's Badge: Mal

Hooky smokes anger

Brighouse Echo: Campaign to rid Yorkshire of illegal tobacco

How about the legal stuff? Is that still fine?

Spotter's Badge: Ross

Car theft anger

Border Mail: Thieves keep breaking into car dismantling yard

Once again, if you want an angry photo done properly, you go to the Border Mail

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Broken tumble dryer

Shields Gazette: Residents appalled by broken tumble dryer

If only there was some other way of drying clothes that didn't rely on electricity. Those poor people.

Spitting mad anger

Hemel Today: Woman wants spitting banned in Hemel Hempstead

Swallowing is fine, though.

Hanging baskets ban anger

Exeter Express and Echo: Women told to remove hanging baskets from flats


Ryanair anger

Birmingham Mail: Airline puts family on wrong plane by mistake

Stop sulking, they were doing you a favour

Spotter's Badge: Martyn

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Town council censorship anger

Watford Observer: Man thinks he can run Watford better, council chiefs think otherwise

Serial complainer? Thought of joining UKIP?

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Passport office anger again

Coventry Telegraph: Couple get passport documents for wrong family

Wait... isn't that Brick from Anchorman?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Fixed his kitchen anger

Bolton News: Man demands £400 compensation for fixing his own kitchen

And - amazingly - the comments stick up for him

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Monday, July 28, 2014

UTTERLY WRECKED wedding anger

Gteenwich News Shopper: Scaffolding at wedding venue has COMPLETELY DESTRYOYED MY SPECIAL DAY ARGH

Dare I say it? First World Problems KLAXON. I've said it.

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Christina

Bexley in Bloom passive-aggressive anger

Bexley News Shopper: Bloke so annoyed that council has axed gardening competition that he's put up a moderately-worded sign


Spotter's Badge: Christina

TV confusion anger

NJ Star-Ledger: Something about cable cancellation fees

Here's a note to US local newspaper writers - if you don't get to the point of the story by the ninth paragraph, readers are going to give up. Put the point of the story in the FIRST paragraph. You're welcome.

Spotter's badge: Terry

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sweary mayor anger

Essex Chronicle: Mum claims the deputy mayor of Chelsmford told her to f-off in a branch of McDonald's

Stay classy, Chelmsford. Stay classy.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Closed path anger

Aldershot News and Mail: Scrap dealer throws a hissy fit, closes popular cycle path

And well done to the News & Mail for providing many, many angry photos to go with this story.

Love seat anger

NJ Star-Ledger: Woman's dispute with furniture shop described in eye-watering detail

To be honest, I had half a mind to put this one on Dull News in Local Newspapers where it belongs

Spotter's Badge: Terry

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Broken wing mirror anger

Essex Echo: Vandals run amok

Disappointed nobody's demanding to bring back the birch. What's wrong with you, Essex?

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Local parking for local people anger

Stratford Herald: Residents set up their own parking restrictions

Good luck with that.

Overflowing bins anger

Kent Online: Locals want something done about their bins

Like emptying them, perhaps

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Friday, July 25, 2014

Stolen fuel anger

Nottingham Post: Thieves make off with thousands of litres of fuel oil

"This premises is alarmed" - one of the great lies of modern times.

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Council move anger

Morley Observer: Some councillors not pleased council offices have moved

Looks like it was based in a Victorian lunatic asylum

Spotter's Badge: Ian, Bryony

Floor shop anger

Essex Echo: Angry customers help themselves at store

Some people might call that stealing, but fill your boots

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wrong paint scheme anger

Leamington Courier: Deli owner told by council to get rid of those ghastly stripes

Revenge, sir. Make them a gift of your 'special' pate.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Rat infested cemetery anger

Oxford Mail: We repeat: RAT INFESTED CEMETERY


Spotter's Badge: Richard

*Probably not cool at all

Fire hazard anger

Essex Echo: Dumped rubbish could KILL US ALL TO DEATH

Good ponderous pose from the kid

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Too many bins anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: 'Binmen keep leaving entire street's bins outside our house'

...but gets her own back by leaving a log behind her brown wheelie.

Spotter's Badge: Gordy

Charity funding anger

Portsmouth News: Charity could close after losing grant


Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Too many cars anger

Toronto Star: Residents fear their roads will become rat-runs

Speak to your world-famous Toronto mayor about it.


Spotter's Badge: Genna

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Deathtrap road junction anger

Coventry Telegraph: 'Only a matter of time before somebody is killed at junction'

Stop standing in the middle of the road, then

Spotter's Badge: Rob

School uniform anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Shopkeep left with £7,000 of out-of-date uniforms as school changes logo

Oooh, unlucky

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Taxi rank anger

Essex Echo: Campaigners want disabled parking spaces outside clinic

Who's the bloke on the right? Wasn't he allowed to be part of the main protest?

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Monday, July 21, 2014

Buffet anger

Chronicle Live: Police called to altercation at buffet restaurant

"It got a bit volatile"

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Water leak anger

Essex Chronicle: Man has a leak outside his home

"Done a wee"

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Diet pills scam anger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Woman shocked - SHOCKED - to find free slimming pills cost £100

"...after an advert had popped up on her computer."
Spotter's Badge: Rob\

Lost holiday anger

Ulster Herald: Couple discover that if you don't pay for your holiday in time, the company will cancel it

Contracts, eh?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lembit Opik Anger

Beds on Sunday: Lembit fears for biker safety on new roundabout

He's got a cheek(y girl)

Spotter's Badge: Simon

Hurling pitch anger

Watford Observer: Locals oppose sports pitch in local park

A fine example of the why-oh-why shrug that is currently enjoying a resurgence

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Even more potholes anger

Yellow Advertiser: Money promised for pothole repairs

"See this lot, council? It's going through your window"

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stolen benches anger

Eastern Daily Press: Residents steaming after council removes their benches

And the lady at the front is REALLY furious

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Portaloo anger

Stoke Sentinel: Residents upset at portable toilet in their street

It's almost as if people WANT the daleks to invade

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Stinking drain anger

Dorset Echo: Businessman upset at stinking drain in car park

Poor quality nose-holding, all told.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hat over the groin anger

Essex Echo: Locals don't want to share beauty spot with cyclists

God forbid that people might want to enjoy going there

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Passport picture anger

Rossendale Free Press: Woman sent passport with the wrong photo

Just in case you forgot what a passport looks like.  Mind you, some people probably have.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Long grass anger

Bournemouth Echo: Residents want council to send round the mowers

Look, you can't ALL play wicket-keeper

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ironic signs anger

Evening Standard: Some people in Hampstead don't want a new Sainsbury's, but will probably end up shopping there anyway

Signs. We see your ironic signs.

Spotter's Badge: Martin

Essex pothole anger

Essex Echo: Roads earmarked for pothole repairs

In which the MP is too cool to squat and point. Remember this come next May, voters.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Sexting anger

Manchester Evening News: Girl finds obscene texts on second hand phone


Spotter's Badge: Charlotte, Kate

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Over the garden gate dullness

Leyland Guardian: Residents sick of dog turds

That's an angry sky. Very arty

Spotter's Badge: Karen