Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Broken swimming pool anger

Illawarra Mercury: Family waiting for their swimming pool to be fixed

Oh, the humanity

Spotter's Badge: Alan

Cupboard door anger

Llanelli Star: Couple on 18 month waiting list to have cupboard door fixed

If only there was somebody already living on the premises who could .... naaaah.... that's just ridiculous

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Animal anger

Cambridge News: Arrest during lobster protest

East Anglia Daily Times: Row over geese

Swap the lobsters and the geese, both problems solved.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Monday, September 29, 2014

Asylum seeker anger

Bournemouth Echo: Coach party upset to find asylum seekers staying at their hotel

Posted without comment, because defamation is a terrible thing. I fully expect the comments to be filled with UKIP's finest by the time the day is out.

Medical centre anger

Melbourne Herald Sun: Residents oppose new medical centre on their doorstep

I have no doubt their objections will evaporate the minute they need its services


Spotter's Badge: Dr Professor Sir Awesome Awesome, which I doubt is their real name and Robert

Herbert Asquith anger

Oxford Mail: Woman really doesn't like former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith

Not too keen on Jethro Tull, the inventor of the seed drill, either

Spotter's Badge: Richard, Jonathan

May contain nuts anger

Kent Online: Girl finds nut in her KFC burger

That's the trouble with these new bionic chickens. You can't get the parts.

Spotter's Badge: Rob, TRT

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Slagheap Jesus anger

Workington Times and Star: Man didn't get planning permission for 9-foot memorial to his wife

And the council, who owns the slag, isn't pleased. You can't just go sticking a nine foot Jesus on anybody's slag heap.

Spotter's Badge: Count Ottob Black

Pepsi Max anger

Melbourne Age: Sports fan thrown out of stadium in row over a tin of Pepsi

That name again: Pepsi.

Mmm... Pepsi.

Spotter's Badge: Dr Professor Sir Awesome Awesome

No cruise for you anger

Nottingham Post: Woman can't get a visa for cruise holiday because of her drink-driving conviction

No use complaining, them's the rules

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dog poo lack of perspective anger

Grimsby Telegraph: Residents more concerned about dog turds than actual crime, survey reveals

Quality kneeling. Now wash your hands.

Stolen gnome anger

Lancashire Telegraph: We've held a gnome audit and one's missing

Nice slippers.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wheelie bin spying anger

Dorset Echo: Council says computer chips in wheelie bins 'not spying on residents'

On the contrary, they pay a man to peer through your letter box for all their spying business

Naturism anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Queensland still arresting nudists

Too much, too early in the morning. For which I apologise.

Spotter's Badge: Robert

River bank anger

Oxford Mail: Residents angry, hold very small piece of paper, over boat owners' claim to mooring rights

There were originally five people posing for this photo. Tragic.

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Street lights anger

Sevenoaks Chronicle: Residents fuming as council switches off street lights

Also, they've developed a slight lean to the left.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Man wedged in her wheelie bin anger

Brighton Argus: Woman torn away from her TV screen by man getting stuck in her bin

“I was watching Paul O’Grady’s For The Love Of Dogs and I thought: ‘Oh blast, I’m going to miss this’.” 

Spotter's adge: Dom Kaos

High speed internet anger

Worcester News: Man doesn't want high-speed internet box outside his house

...cites non-existent road safety worries

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trailer theft anger

Essex Chronicle: Scouts lose £7,000 of equipment in theft

When I was in the Scouts, we used to shovel horse shit and sell it to gardeners to raise funds. Time to get digging.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Dead thing anger

Wanganui Chronicle: Stop killing seals, woman tells local dogs

I'll translate that for my canine pals: "Woof grrr woof meat wooof grrr bark good dog"

Spotter's Badge: Edward

Expensive college anger

Border Mail: "Phew, this going to college lark is expensive", says student

"Tell me something I don't know," says father with daughter at university

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Road gridlock anger

Essex Echo: Residents hold protest over traffic from planned new estate

...through the traditional Essex method of unreadable cardboard signs. Well done.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Stolen Wall anger

Kent Online: Thieves make off with woman's wall

I'm told: "Normal for Sheerness"

Spotter's Badge: Rob

New name anger

Essex Echo: Residents object to having their streets renamed

Having lived around Laindon for some time, I - for one - welcome the new 'Mogadishu and War Zones of the World' theme for the street names.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thrown off the bus anger

Kent Online: Mum thrown off bus because of crying baby

And still people come down on the side of the bus driver, the miserable gits.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Even more sea wall anger

Essex Echo: Our favourite pair of anti-sea wall campaigners have a cunning plan to block project

...and it will never work. Also, disappointed at lack of signs and/or props.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Sunday, September 21, 2014

No phone signal anger

Llanelli Star: No signal for EE and Orange customers

"Ms Scott has now been forced to use her landline"

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Hoax call anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Police to install CCTV cameras in phone boxes to catch hoax callers

Wait.. there are still phone boxes?

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Postie knee-knack anger

Llanelli Star: Anger at state of steps as postman is injured

The bloke at the back giving it the old death stare

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Climbing wall anger

Northampton Chronicle: NIMBYs force demolition of popular climbing wall

Send Vinnie Jones there round to sort them out.

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Friday, September 19, 2014

Playground vandals anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Vandals destroy swing at playground

I know what you're thinking. Two feet six.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Complicated car park anger

Cambridge News: Car park machines "too difficult to use"

"This one owes me a packet of french ticklers and a can of Coke"

Spotter's Badge: James, Mark

Thursday, September 18, 2014

School meals anger

Dorset Echo: School dinners contractor forgets to deliver school meals

I also hear that some kids got Domino's Pizza, which is a win in anybody's book (unless it's a book written by Jamie Oliver)

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Boating lake vandalism anger

Falmouth Packet: Vandals drain boating lake

On the plus side, local supermarkets get their trollies back.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Memorial garden anger

Cambridge News: Railway worker destroys WW1 memorial garden

I'd strim their bush*

Spotter's Badge: Mark

*Whatever that means

Eva Braun anger

Nottingham Post: Councillor compares German resident to the late Mrs Hitler

Also, the whole town appears to be on the side of a mountain

Spotter's Badge: David

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Something about bins anger

Lancashire Telegraph: We have absolutely no idea what's going on here

But bins are somehow involved.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells anger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Deputy Town Crier fuming that town's spa has dried up

I hear Peckham Spring's quite good.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stopped clock anger

Essex Echo: Campaign to get borough's clocks fixed in Southend

Don't worry - there's a UKIP clock going in. It'll just say "1955".

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Car vandalism anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Oiks leave scratches down 17 cars

"That's going to cost me £3,000 to get resprayed" says the angry chap pictured. What with? Gold?

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bike storage anger

Fleet News and Mail: Man annoyed at lack of bike storage facilities at newly-revamped station

You mean apart from the ones already on the other platform that nobody uses?

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Path widening anger

Craven Herald: Widening path 'is a waste of money'

Good thing he's pointing at it, I might not have known what the story's about

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Mysteriously empty beer cans anger

Chronicle Live: Man perplexed as to why some of his stock of booze is empty

That's not him in the photo by the way.

Spotter's Badge: Alan

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bad E-fit

Kent News: This man has done some bad things

But not as bad as this MS Paint masterpiece

Don't have nightmares.

Loom band anger

Llanelli Star: Warning over potentially 'toxic' loom bands

As opposed to warning over 'potentially shit' loom bands, which tat shops have bought in their thousands and can't get rid of.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Dangerous playground anger

Hartlepool Mail: Mum not impressed with 18-inch spike at local playground

What's the problem? A couple of life-long maimings and kids will soon learn to leave well alone.

Spotter's Badge: Len

Friday, September 12, 2014

Car park boycott anger

Dorset Echo: Calls to boycott town centre car park after over 700 complaints

Even the council want people to not use it. Not to worry, there's a council-owned one nearby

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Smelly village anger

Cambridge News: Residents urged to use village's 'pong log'

Some very half-hearted nose-holding there

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Car break-in anger

Border Mail: Residents fed-up with thefts from cars

What are they complaining about? My car looks like that all the time.

Spotter's Badge: Meredith