Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yucca plant anger

Bolton News: Man told to remove yucca plant from emergency stairwell because of health and safety concerns

Also, it's pot-bound, mate. Put it in a bigger pot.

Spotter's Badge: Karen, Antony

Bin fire anger

Llanelli Star: Appeal to turn in local arsonists

I'm not entirely sure if she's sitting down or not

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Don't mess with my shop anger

Derby Telegraph: Shopkeep fed up of being robbed

Don't worry pal, the minute you clock someone round the head with that, being robbed will be the least of your problems.

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Saturday, August 30, 2014

From the archives: Porno crossword clue anger

Basingstoke Gazette: Pensioner who looked up "Asian ass" on the internet is shocked - SHOCKED - to find plenty of Asian ass

Good thing he wasn't looking for wrinkled old beaver. Story comes complete with a "think of the kiddiewinks" plea.

Festival anger

Essex Chronicle: Councillors say they've been 'gagged' over V Festival

No loss of dignity there, at all.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Dumped litter anger

Get Surrey: Kids fuming at dumped litter

Also, a dumped dog

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Mystery axeman anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Maniac chopping chunks out of trees

Top crouching skills, those councillors. I'd vote for you.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Friday, August 29, 2014

Charity Bins Anger

Border Mail: Waste being dumped in charity bins

Who knows what horrors he has seen?

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Noisy supermarket anger

Crawley News: Man kept awake at night by delivery vans

He's - oh-ho! - a LIDL bit annoyed!!!!1111

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Shoebury flood plain anger

Essex Echo: Flood plain 'won't cope' with new housing estate

One of our favourite Shoebury sea wall campaigners shot without props or badly-written signs. It's a sign of the apocalypse, I'm telling you

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chicken sandwich anger

Your Local Guardian: Minor dispute over a packed lunch spins out of control as Britain First stick their oar in

And here are Britain First:

Yep - Last Of The Summer Wine cosplay.

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Fly-tipping anger

Essex Echo: Residents fed up with fly-tipping

Not to worry - the fiends have left a clue on the right there

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Wind farm anger

Eastern Daily Press: Wind farm injunction bars fishermen from working

Blimey, One Direction have let themselves go

Spotter's Badge: Dave, Mandy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shoddy play equipment anger

Cambridge News: Mums convinced £350,000 play equipment not as good as the stuff kids on the other side of the city got

Bloody hell - we got a patch of concrete and were pleased to get that.

Spotter's Badge: James, Andrew

Bus timetable anger

Portsmouth News: People upset by new bus timetable

One of life's great constants - people will always be inconvenienced by new bus timetables

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Baden Powell anger

Brentwood Gazette: Potholes "bringing down house prices"

Brentwood Gazette: Immigrants "forcing government to build on green belt"

Good grief.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Japanese knotweed anger

Aldershot News and Mail: Why isn't the council doing something about these weeds?

FAIL: You should have made the kid pose with a box of poison

Mouse in the house anger

Grimsby Telegraph: Why won't the council do anything about the mice in my home?

"Here kids - hold this box of poison for the camera"

One-way street anger

Devizes Gazette and Herald: Shopkeep fed up with drivers ignoring no entry sign

And the winning comment is: "oh and why the aggressive pose in the picture? I certainly won't use his shop in future, just in case he decideds to punch me."

Spotter's Badge: Stephen

Monday, August 25, 2014

Even more potholes anger

Bucks Free Press: B&B owner stops paying his council tax over potholes in roads

Good luck with that, chum

Also, the headline says he is "taking a stand", when he is clearly lying down.

Parking scheme anger

Portsmouth News: Locals upset over council scrapping parking scheme

Moody lighting, makes it look like a zombie invasion.

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Crime hot-spot anger

Bolton News: Residents want crime alleyway gated off

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be certain

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Sunday, August 24, 2014

They smashed my bollards anger

Braintree and Witham Times: Home-made concrete barrier destroyed as man fears he'll be killed TO DEATH by speeding drivers

Give yourself a spotter's badge if you think you've seen this chap before. He was in the same paper last year, only with a shoe-string tie instead of the peaked chapeau.

Spotter's Badge: The Count

New pavement anger

Eastern Daily Press: Man objects to council's refurb of "perfectly alright" pavements

Many, many crimes against fashion going on here.

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Unfinished road anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Developers clear off without finishing the job. Seven years ago

Time to roll out the patent "Ooh, unlucky"

Ooh, unlucky.

Spotter.s Badge: Karen

Litter problem anger

Dorset Echo: Weymouth up to its waste in litter, says councillor who has the collage to prove it

Good effort, but it will never, ever beat this couple's determined effort to catalogue the many, many types of dog turds they have encountered.

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shed charge anger

Camden New Journal: Residents furious at plans to charge rent on their sheds

They're not sheds - you're in London, so they're compact studio apartments.

Spotter's Badge: Michael

French letter not-angry-at-all

Lancashire Telegraph: Widow delighted to receive condoms through her letter box*

*Not sexy slang

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Different kind of phone mast anger

Macclesfield Express: Anger as phone mast is switched off

But on the bright side, it's probably saving you from cancer, he said trolling

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Cherry tree anger

Nottingham Post: Couple wait three years for council to trim tree outside their house

"If anything, it's just got BIGGER"

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Friday, August 22, 2014

Flag double bill anger

Accrington Observer: Old soldier furious at order to take down flags

Bolton News: Bloke furious at order to remove flag pole

It's OK, Facebook says it's fine.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Stolen CCTV camera anger

Brentwood Gazette: Fly-tippers steal CCTV camera installed to deter fly-tippers

It's the circle of life, Essex style.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Playground vandalism anger

Accrington Observer: Councillors hacked off over local yobs

Never mind the oiks, is that a trace of a mullet?

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ruined honeymoon anger

Manchester Evening News: Couple's romantic break UTTERLY WRECKED by scary landing at Manchester Airport

And they get more than a bumpy ride in the comments, too.

Spotter's Badge: Ben, Ian, Tom, Sean, Kate, Russell, Chris, Charlotte, Billy, Everybody

More fly-tipping anger

Shropshire Star: Runners, dog upset by dumped rubbish

Never mind that, some of these people are the same colour as the angry dog

Spotter's Badge: Len

Quaker Meeting House anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Quakers' Meeting House fenced off due to anti-social behaviour

Yeah, keep those pacifist bastards locked in before they strike again. Oh... right.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Stolen bike anger

Dorset Echo: Boy's birthday bike stolen

One of the regular tropes on this site, this one's unusual in the fact that it doesn't have a follow-up "Kind readers have dug deep..." story. Times must be hard in Dorset.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Troublesome tree anger

Stroud Journal: Man wants tree cut down

Blimey - Bill Oddie's let himself go.

Spotter's Badge: Louise

Job rejection anger

Swindon Advertiser: Bomb disposal expert confused by job rejection

Yeah F*** the police!*

Spotter's Badge: Chalos

* Don't F*** the police, they're alright

Blocked drains anger

Essex Echo: Drains still blocked nearly two weeks after The Great Canvey Floods

I've been to Canvey. This is what passes for fun there.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Street light anger

Bexley News Shopper: Woman, 92, being kept awake at night by new street light

You know - they'll actually fit a deflector to the light to stop that happening if you ask the council. The News Desk at your local newspaper is unable to do this.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Fly-tipping anger

Northampton Chronicle: Bloke sick of people dumping rubbish behind his house


Kitchen ceiling anger

Bolton News: Man waits for months for council to come and fix his ceiling

If only he had something on the end of his arms that might do the job in the mean time.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Bad smell anger

Grimsby Telegraph: Bad smell lingers over Grimsby

In a town well known for its fishing industry, it must be REALLY awful for people to notice

Also, lovely sky.

Spotter's Badge: Susie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shopping centre ban anger

Hinckley Times: Mobility scooter ladies banned from shopping centre in row over kitchen roll

"It's ruined our lives," they say.

Their lives. Ruined. Think about that, you shopping centre curs.

MP in a hole anger

Coventry Telegraph: Campaign against building plans

Either their MP (front centre) is standing in a hole, or he is very, very short

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Multi-lingual anger

Leicester Mercury: Traders on Leicester's Golden Mile upset by roadworks

And it's still better than the Blackpool Golden Mile

Spotter's Badge: Ross