Saturday, January 31, 2015

Exploding windows anger

Bournemouth Echo: Why did windows shatter simultaneously?

One of Newton's Laws, I should expect.

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Homeless mural anger

Hartlepool Mail: No place for giant mural after it is taken down for 'essential maintenance'

As one commenter puts it: "Throw it in a skip"

Everybody's a critic these days

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lost postcard anger

Essex Echo: Woman's postcard takes over a year to arrive from Egypt

Still faster than second class in the UK, AMIRIGHT?

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Petrol prices anger

Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Why have pump prices stayed so high in Devizes?

Because you live in Devizes. Next question, please.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dead pigeons anger

Waltham Forest Guardian: Iain Duncan Smith fuming about dead pigeons stuck in netting above shops

Not surprising, there's good eating going to waste.

Spotter's Badge: Beth

Number two in a wheelie bin anger

Essex Echo: (actual headline) Dog walkers urged to use bins on Canvey seafront

Seems a bit drastic

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Historic building anger

Manchester Evening News: Campaign to save old building

Good to see The Smiths still soldiering on without Morrissey

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pipe cleaner anger

Portsmouth News: Pipe cleaner 'found in bottom of can of pet food'

In which the pet owner comes out fighting in the comments IN ALL CAPS AND NO PUNCTUATION AAARGH MY NAME IS ELVIS PRESLEY

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan


Cambridge News: Gallery of 21 bad e-fits of people who have done bad things

Don't have nightmares.

Spotter's Badge: Kate, Barry

Marks and Sparks anger

Accrington Observer: Campaign to save local M&S store

These aren't just angry shoppers, they're angry M&S shoppers

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dirty tricks parking ticket anger

North Devon Journal: Garage boss forced to hide number plates to stop cars getting parking tickets

Because - FACT - they are immune from the law.

Spotter's Badge: Will

Stolen laptop anger

Border Mail: Vicar quite miffed as thieves steal laptop

There's a follow-up!

Border Mail: Thief asks for forgiveness (but doesn't return stolen stuff)

Not much of an apology, then.

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

No lights anger

Cambridge News: Police crack down on dangerous cyclists

Poor hi-viz tabard work by the local crime commissioner, there.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Monday, January 26, 2015

Prostitute / Councillor caption confusion anger

I'm not going to mess around - this is how this story appears on Twitter, an object lesson for newspaper subs to check their metadata before hitting the publish button:

All I can say is that there's a VERY niche market in Benfleet.

If you want to be disappointed by the actual story, here it is:

Essex Echo: Prostitutes sent home after setting up shop in south Essex

Spotter's Badge: Mr Mondo

Bad E-Fit

Bexley News Shopper: This man has done bad things

Not least wearing a hat made in MS Paint.

Don't have nightmares.

Broken school window anger

Cambridge News: Vandals attack school for a third time

Stop smashing school windows you morons.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Soggy cricket anger

South Wales Evening Post: Welsh cricket team seeks dry pitch

Nonsense, that will take spin like a dream.

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Poop in the park anger

Cambs Times: Footballers unhappy at dog crap on their pitch


Parish council filming anger

East Anglia Daily Times: Conflict over lawful attempt to film parish council meeting amid dispute over geese

This one goes against our policy of posed photos only, but that's one furious screenshot from a story of local power politics that is - frankly - laughable.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Crack repair anger

Hull Daily Mail: Residents upset at delays to crack repairs

Cracks! Cracks everywhere!

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Muddy road anger

Bristol Post: Trigger from Only Fools and Horses angry at mess left by building site

Also pictured: Alan Bennett, Johnny Vegas

Spotter's Badge: Rob A

Perilous pavements anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Call to fix 'perilous' pavements in Clitheroe

That's less 'perilous' and more 'Get yer free paving slabs here'

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Local speeding anger

Watford Observer: Local residents' group starts speeding campaign

That's some spectacular hi-viz tabard work

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Friday, January 23, 2015

Football tickets anger

Leicester Mercury: Ticket mix-up means kids miss Leicester City football match

Lucky escape, to be honest.

Spotter's Badge: Carolyn

Crumbling road anger

York Press: Resurfaced road coming apart already

Disappointed at the lack of "You know who'd fix this? NIGEL" in the comments. Get a grip, people of York.

Spotter's Badge: JB

Public toilet anger

Bromley News Shopper: Locals oppose council pans to close public loos

I recently bought a wee bottle from Amazon, so I'm all right, Jack.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Homes anger

Coventry Telegraph: Residents vow to see off new development

Fixed your sign for you

Spotter's Badge: Jim

Phone mast anger

Bournemouth Echo: Councillors oppose perfect phone reception around their memorial garden

Disguised as a street light, it'll look exactly like the street lights they appear to be perfect happy about.

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Scumbag of the day anger

Portsmouth News: Thieves steal cancer charity collection tin

I'm a woolly liberal type, but they should be tied to a tree and shot with a blunderbuss loaded with Ebola.

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rubbish con artists anger

Bridgwater Mercury: Warning over crooks pretending to be collecting for food bank

1. Screw these guys

2. As cons go, this one's particularly shit. If you're trying to get money on the sly, don't go round saying you're collecting for a food bank. You'll get tinned peaches and like it, you morons.

Town hall repairs anger

Somerset Guardian: People who use Midsomer Norton Town Hall don't fancy paying Midsomer Norton Town Hall repair bills

Something something Midsomer Murders something

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

There's nothing wrong with rats anger

Essex Chronicle: Woman up to her ankles in sewage told not to worry about the rats

The sewer crocodiles ate them all.

Spotter's Badge: Lee

Fried chicken anger

Brighton Argus: Man eats entire bucket of KFC, gets the squirts

Not a lot of sympathy for his ordeal at the hands of the Brown Laser in the comments.

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Possum anger

Melbourne Herald Sun: Angry bloke wants possums to stay away from his fruit


Spotter's Badge: Dr Professor Sir Awesome

Monday, January 19, 2015

Party no-show anger

Cornish Guardian: Parents invoiced £15.95 and threatened with small claims court after kid doesn't go to friend's birthday party

Two can play at this game: Pay the whole £15.95, but deduct £15.94 as your administration fee.

Spotter's Badge: Marianne, Robert, Everybody

Two Jags anger

Hull Daily Mail: Bug found in John Prescott's car

Under the driver's seat? I pity* the poor bastard who had to listen to the tapes.

*Don't pity him at all

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Noodly appendage anger

Manchester Evening News: Girl finds maggot in her 25p Asda noodles

Could be worse. It could have been half 200 maggots.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Railway bridge anger

Oxford Mail: Residents oppose new railway flyover

Excellent Scooby Doo gang poses

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Unhealthy snacks anger

Southampton Daily Echo: OUTRAGE as schools ban crisps

Oh, get over yourselves, and stop filling your kids up with crap.

Spotter's Badge: Ben

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dog bin anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Dog poo bin 'has been overflowing for weeks'

Don't blame him for keeping his distance

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Cockney Rebel anger

Sevenoaks Chronicle: 1970s rocker hit by £1,000 speeding fine

The old "There were no other drivers around" defence is never going to work

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Friday, January 16, 2015

Holiday hell anger

Ottawa Citizen: Passengers annoyed by FLIGHT FROM HELL*

*Didn't actually go to HELL

Spotter's Badge: Sean

Aussie upskirt anger

Border Mail: Man caught taking pictures up woman's short skirt

Outraged Aussie man clearly having popped home for this best outfit for the photographer

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Eco-house anger

Brentwood Gazette: Christmas RUINED as state-of-the-art eco-house turns against its owners

Just as they predicted in Terminator.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Boathouse anger

Cambridge News: Man takes on university in battle over planning permission for boathouse

...through the medium of a cursed teddy bear

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Flood relief anger

Oxford Mail: Flood plan 'leaves 600 homes at risk'

That's a fine scarf, madam, but it's not a Lenny Kravitz scarf.

 Spotter's Badge: Richard

Fallen tree anger

Sheffield Star: Couple LIVING IN FEAR after tree falls against their house, wants somebody to do something ARGH

And the first comment:

"Your land, your tree, your responsibility, buy a log burner and get it sorted."

Over in one.

Spotter's Badge: Geoff

Supermarket's maggotty rice not all it's cracked up to be anger

Manchester Evening News: Girl who has killed a yeti, skinned it and worn its pelt finds maggot in bag of rice

And like all discoveries in newspapers, it is a "grim discovery".

Spotter's Badge: Iain, Nick