Friday, October 31, 2014

Text from BEYOND THE GRAVE anger

Shields Gazette: Couple receive a text from their dead gran who was buried with her phone

WoooOOOOoOOOOOooo. It wasn't a ghost.

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Housing plans anger

Rugby Advertiser: Residents fight to save recreation ground

It's Hallowe'en, so HAIR

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Untidy pond anger

Chard and Ilminster News: Somebody could fall into overgrown pond, claims landlord

Number of people who have fallen into overgrown pond: No people

Spotter's Badge: Gordy

Closed footpath anger

Cambridge News: Fury as land owners block footpath

I'd be there protesting against the spelling mistake on the sign. Shocking.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Parking manouevres in the dark anger

Wiltshire Times: Council taking too long to repair lights in car park

Never mind that - IT'S A GHOST!

Bird attack anger

Inner West Courier: Angry bird attacks cyclists

Item contains picture of the culprit, which it's sharp BEAK OF DEATH. (It's tiny)

Spotter's Badge: Kris

Broken pub umbrella anger

Bournemouth Echo: Landlady 'livid' after yobs wreck her pub shelter

And by "shelter", she means "hideously expensive yet disastrously flimsy umbrella"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Allotment attack anger

Fleet News and Mail: People keep breaking into our allotment sheds

But why? Why do these mindless crooks keep coming back?

"...And on one occasion a gardener had his bottle of whisky taken after he left it in his hut overnight."

OK, stand down Sherlock Holmes, we shan't be needing him.

Pumpkin carving anger

Sheffield Star: Mum furious that kids' pumpkin carving kit comes with a really rubbish blade

How does this family eat its dinner? Through a straw?

Laughing gas anger

Cambridge News: Shopkeeps furious as The Kids get their kicks from laughing gas

The most literal picture we have ever had on this site. More literal - even - than a Pan's People dance routine on Top of the Pops

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas display think-of-the-kiddiewinks anger

Kent Online: Mum the only person to complain about store's "morbid" Frozen-themed Christmas display

I'd complain because it's still October.

Needles in my garden anger

Get Reading: Man wants council to take away three boxes of needles he found in his garden

...despite living a couple of miles away from the town rubbish tip.

(And one idiot commenter says this is why you should vote for the Pub Bore Party)

Spotter's Badge: Graham, Simon

Fire regulations anger

Dorset Echo: Dad upset as housing association threatens to take daughter's bike parked in stairwell

Never mind the fire regs, feel the wrath.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Street urination anger

Kent Online: Clubbers keep weeing in the street

Story comes complete with a picture of some toilets, just in case you've forgotten what they look like.

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Anthony

Fenced-in anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Coupled fenced inside their own home in boundary dispute

*Two sides to every story KLAXON*

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Car park anger

Portsmouth News: Car park is like the surface of the moon, says bloke with an awesome name

Sampson Smith, take a bow.

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Dim bulb anger

Hartlepool Mail: Councillor doesn't like new LED street lamps

And as his colleagues on the council point out: "Bit late for that, old son"

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Tooth in a bun anger

Bournemouth Echo: Man find fragment of tooth in his bun

If he had read the ingredients panel, he would have read: "May contain traces of bakery worker who fell into the kneading machine"

Friday, October 24, 2014

Run you through anger

Herald Leader: Fencing club want council to provide better facilities

...or else.

Spotter's Badge: Robert

Keep orf moi laaand anger

Hull Daily Mail: Farmer all tooled up to protect his Christmas turkeys

Worth the click through just to see the second picture in this article. I bet you're thinking "Dueling Banjos" already.

Spotter's Badge: Ian, L0wey

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Social club demolition anger

Coventry Telegraph: Residents displeased as council demolishes club

"I still had half a shandy on the go in there"

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Didn't fall down a hole anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Metal thieves leave gaping manhole in back garden

Helpful hint in the comments: Plug it into the mains.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Great Wall of China Anger

Bexley News Shopper: Family left fuming over all-you-can-eat buffet row

It's worth clicking through for the restaurant owner's don't-give-a-toss reaction to all this.

And good while this is, it's hardly Brighton Buffet Anger, a true APILN classic

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Golden Arches anger

Kent Online: Man fined £100 while 'treating' has family to McDonald's meal

No sympathy at all in the comments. Not for the parking faux pas, all for his choice of diner.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Fish cull anger

Bristol Post: Anger at plan to kill fish

Fish not saunas. That's the spirit. Fish hate saunas.

Spotter's Badge: Louise

Dog turds on the sea wall anger

Essex Echo: See? This is what happens when you build sea walls

High-viz tabard, and pointing at dog crap. Mark off your Angry People In Local Newspapers bingo cards.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cheesed off anger Prize-winning cheesemaker hacked off with red tape

"Here, try this Bureaucrat Blue Vein. Just made it"

Spotter's Badge: Russell

No email address anger

Portsmouth News: Chap can't pay his bill in advance because he has no email address

*golf clap for BT*

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Taxi parking ticket anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Taxi driver gets parking ticket for parking in a taxi rank

Is it just me, or are the only "Angry taxi driver" stories we get come from Blackburn?

Now awaiting a Lancashire Telegraph story headlined "Blackburn taxi drivers furious after being labelled miserable gits by website"

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Monday, October 20, 2014

Smelly lake anger

Reading Post: Campaign to clean up local lake

There's a lake. THERE.

Flattened fence anger

Northcote Leader: Council refuses to pay for destroyed fence

"I'd build her a new fence"


Spotter's Badge: Dr Professor Sir Awesome Awesome

Wedding car anger

Southampton Daily Echo: End of the world as couple's wedding car cancelled at four days' notice

Just putting it out there: Adolf Hitler impersonator on his day off

Spotter's Badge: Ben

Sunday, October 19, 2014

We're All Going To Die Of Ebola Anger

Beds on Sunday: Dad told he can't send his daughter to school with a face mask and goggles so she won't get Ebola from the other pupils

In an interview with the BBC, he says this is all a stunt to "get people to think". Yes, dear reader, I know exactly what you're thinking, and it's not "loving that 1990 acid house look".

And here's a tip if you've got the media coming round: Don't write "think" on your forehead in permanent ink. It doesn't come off. Think about THAT for a minute.

Apart from that - thank you for sharing, sir. Well done.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Birthday party utterly ruined anger

Coventry Telegraph: Blocked toilet 'has wrecked plans for little Destiny's second birthday party'

Reason: She's getting one of those little toy boats you sail in the toilet.

Spotter's Badge: Len

Raving loony anger

Cambridge News: Schism in the Loony Party

What? Farage has quit?

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Boatyard anger

Leamington Courier: Residents don't like the Sea Scouts

By swapping their signs around they can also protest against A BAD TONY ROOT.

Spotter's Badge: Rob R

Angry of Tunbridge Wells Anger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Angry of Tunbridge Wells

Kent and Sussex Courier: Angry of Tunbridge Wells

Kent and Sussex Courier: Angry of Tunbridge Wells

Proof positive.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Friday, October 17, 2014

Essex anger megamix

Essex Echo: Why won't the council fix my outhouse roof?

Because your tenancy agreement says it's your job. Next.

Brentwood Gazette: Why are people flytipping at the recycling centre?

Because the bins are too small and not emptied often enough, possibly due to council cuts. Nice pointing. Next.

Brentwood Gazette: Where the shittery is our new road sign?

Coming, all thanks to your perfectly executed YMCA dance, the first move of which appeared in your local Gazette. See? It does pay to moan.

Essex Echo: Former sea wall campaigners are now village green campaigners

Hell's teeth, not you pair again.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Building site theft anger

Border Mail: Thieves helping themselves to materials from building site

Also, the local cop's got trapped. Send help.

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Traffic bollards anger

Kent and Sussex Courier: Drivers keep crashing into bollards

HINT: Don't keep crashing into bollards

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Community mailbox anger

Ottawa Citizen: Chap doesn't like these new-fangled community mailboxes

Boo to the Canadian postal service.

Spotter's Badge: Strongcoffee

No to Lidl anger

Bromley News Shopper: Campaign to save local pub from supermarket developer

Pubs are worth saving for one very good reason: The rise of UKIP coincides with the decline of the British pub. This is because former pub bores are being forced into doing something with their lives, and they're going to politics. Save the British pub.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Golden Arches wizard anger

Free Press Leader: Wizard joins protest against McDonald's

I'm not usually a big fan of crowd scenes or unposed pictures of protests, but in this case: I have no words.

It's a wizard. A one-eyed wizard wearing a yellow turban and holding a didgeridoo.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Playhouse anger

Spalding Guardian: Family told to dismantle playhouse

Our spotter says: The family's surname pretty much sums up their chances of winning this battle.

Spotter's Badge: David