Sunday, May 31, 2015

Affordable housing anger

Canberra Times: Residents don't want social housing in their neighbourhood, thanks very much

Let's look for the key paragraph, eh readers?

"Public housing smack in the middle of our communal space is not in keeping with that intent. I am sorry but you don't put your dirty laundry in your front window and that is what public housing in our mini-town centre does," he said.


Spotter's Badge: Markus

Speed bump anger

Moorabbin Leader: Motorist upset that huge speed bumps damaged his car

Oh wait... he actually IS an expert. Good work, sir.

Spotter's Badge: Daniel

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Failed planning application anger

Watford Observer: Man wants council to pay him £175,000 compensation over failed planning applications

Yeah, good luck with that, pal.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Cockapoo anger

Barnsley Chronicle: Woman fined for littering after grooming her dog in the park*

*NOT sexy slang

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fly in my pasty anger

Ashbourne News Telegraph: Mum finds dead fly in her Asda peppered steak pasty

Not wanting to come across as a middle-class food snob (but I'm going to anyway), but who buys a pack of five alleged meat pasties for £1.95? Yeah, I went the extra mile and looked it up

And a fine example of a photograph of no pasties.

Spotter's Badge: Michael

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Going going prom anger

Hartlepool Mail: Residents critical of council plans to remove prom

I thought at first glance it said "remove porn". Imagine my disappointment...

Eco-home anger

Sunderland Echo: Man objects to plans for eco-home on site of local hovel

Reacto-lite NIMBYism. The worst kind of NIMBYism

Falling down house anger

Kent Online: Couple won't pay their rent until housing association stops it from falling down

Commentard alert, from people who have never done a thing wrong in their lives.

Spotter's Badge: Rob C

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nails found in bread anger

Kent Online: Woman finds nails in loaf of bread

And the telling line: She has been asked to send the slice back to the head office so they can establish where it was manufactured, but she is worried the bread will be lost in the post.

Bread's always getting lost in the post, a direct consequence of the Royal Mail employing ducks in their sorting offices. This is why you shouldn't send bread through the post.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Scooter ban anger

Hinckley Times: Scooter women want shopping centre ban overturned

Last year grannies Lillian Clarke and Margaret Yates were banned "following a misunderstanding over payment of a packet of kitchen towels."

Happens to us all.

Spotter's Badge: Stuart

Stolen present anger

Brighton Argus: Present goes missing in the Royal Mail

With a picture of what an empty jiffy bag might look like

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

IKEA receipt anger

Melbourne Age: Woman charged $2,000 by Ikea, doesn't question it until she gets home

*slow handclap*

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Mouldy wedding cake anger

Gazette Live: Bride's wedding day RUINED by mouldy cake

Also, it's ENORMOUS

Spotter's Badge: Ste

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Snooker loopy anger

Brecon and Radnor News: Snooker club being forced out of church premises

Obviously, the use of Satan's Sticks and Lucifer's Testicles on the Green Baize of SIN were too much for the clergy

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Road crossing anger

Hume Leader: Speed bump needed at school road crossing

Like your thinking: That way the hoons will take off and soar over the kiddiewinks' heads.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Too many cosmetics anger

Bournemouth Echo: Lush won't let woman buy 30 bars of soap to give away as gifts

*head desk*

As one commenter points out, simply go to their website and buy as much as you like.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Blocked gutter anger

Queensland News and Mail: Ray's fed up with the condition of his guttering. And who isn't these days?

New word learned today: Whipper snip. That's whipper snip.

Graffiti hit squad anger

Cranbourne Leader: Kids crack down on graffiti artists

Those are the scariest nice kids I've ever seen. Kill them, nice kids. Kill them all.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

More fly-tipping anger

Borehamwood Times: Man upset after his road becomes a fly-tipping hot-spot

"Bins. Why can't they just use bins?"

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wheelie bin man in a cravat anger

Huddersfield Examiner: How difficult can it be to get a bin from the council?

...asks a man who has fallen straight out of a Dickens novel

Spotter's Badge: Susie

Upstairs kitchen anger

Shoreham Herald: People in the new houses opposite might be able TO SEE INTO OUR HOUSE

Oh, the humanity

Easily insulted by a street name anger

Sevenoaks Chronicle: Gay couple think that Bangays Way road sign is homophobic

Poor, dead Frank Bangay. (But Frank Bangay Way would have been far better, clearly)

Spotter's Badge: Rob C, everybody

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Phone box anger

Bournemouth Echo: Public phone boxes being used by prostitutes and drug addicts

"Hello? Is that the Boscombe Rub, Tug and Heroin Barn?"

Hospital bus axe anger

Swindon Advertiser: Bus companies are always axeing their services to hospitals, now it's Swindon's turn

An observation on standard arm-folding: Half of them are left-over-right, and the rest are right-over-left. And the one at the front isn't either and I didn't think that was possible.

Spotter's Badge: Kenn

School seaside trip anger

Bristol Post: Train company being a complete arse over school trip plans

It's almost as if they don't want their money or something. Zombie Isambard Kingdom Brunel would have a thing or two to say about that.

Spotter's Badge: Rob A

Friday, May 22, 2015

E-Cigarette Anger

Bournemouth Echo: Man FUMING (geddit?!) after being told he can't use electronic cigarette in Tesco

And the comments are full of people telling him he's an idiot, and equality is once again restored to the universe.

Fly tipping anger

Macedon Ranges Leader: CCTV installed to catch people dumping rubbish

Also, doggers

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Seaside smell anger

Sydney Morning Herald: Manly residents disgusted by smell from sewage works

Nose-holding AND coordinated wafting. Oh, SMH, you are spoiling us.

Spotter's Badge: Kris

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Champagne-wielding shopkeep anger

York Press: Furious shopkeep chases off intruder after belting the cur with a bottle of bubbly

A fine selection of photographs, including the action shot above, and the close-up of the bottle of Champers in question.

Spotter's Badge: Joe

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No bus ride home anger

Clitheroe Advertiser: Kid forced to walk three miles home from school after bus drivers say he's too young to ride on his own

Yeah, not quite sure how that works out. And a superb 'sucking lemons' picture from the young man involved.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Collapsing trees anger

South Wales Evening Post: Woman wants something done about trees before they fall over and kill somebody

Features a superb bit of Think-Of-The-Kiddiewinks-ism

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Pirate dog poo anger

Oxford Mail: Journalist sticks tiny pirate flags in dog turds

Got nobody to appear in your angry news story? Do it yourself!

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yet more parking ticket anger

Lancashire Evening Post: Driver gets ticket for visiting same car park twice in one day

I'm pretty sure this is exactly how Alan Partridge would look if he were ticketed outside the Cromer branch of Aldi

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Hooooooooooooooooons anger

Wangaratta Chronicle: Hooooooooooooooons!


Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Drunken Bakers Anger

In which the Drunken Bakers from Viz Comic get in on the Angry People in Local Newspapers act (with the kind permission of Mr Barney Farmer, who knows a thing or two about workers in the baked goods industry living with an alcohol problem).

Edited slightly for language because THINK OF THE KIDDIEWINKS

Windscreen washer anger

NZ Herald: Windscreen washer covers hearse with dirty water after being told to dag off

"Two funeral directors says somebody might be killed..."

Still, good for business.

Spotter's Badge: Geoffrey

Bowling Alley anger

Portsmouth News: Pensioners trying to save threatened bowling alley

AKA The Attack Of The Reactolite Glasses

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Monday, May 18, 2015

More bus cuts anger

Watford Observer: Because if there's one thing that's guaranteed to change the mind of a hard-hearted bean-counter, it's turning up in fancy dress

Says our spotter: "I do believe in fairies, I do, I do"

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Rubbish drivers anger

Manchester Evening News: Woman's house hit by car for the fourth time

I'd only be worried if it was the same car. Then that would be victimisation (and a very tough car, like a Lada or something)

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Bin trek anger

Rugby Advertiser: Couple have to drag bins quarter of a mile down drive because bin lorry refuses to drive over potholes

Who on Earth has a quarter mile private lane?

Spotter's Badge: Rob R

Sunday, May 17, 2015

School parking anger

Bolton News: Anger at illegal parking outside school

A fine collection of angry photos if you click through.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Crucifixion's too good for them anger

Hartlepool Mail: Six foot cross stolen from church

NAIL THEM UP! (If you get your cross back, obviously)

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spider bite lost dignity anger

Oxford Mail: Man bitten on groin by spider

"Hello, is that the Oxford Mail? Yeah... I've been bitten on the groin by a spider... Yes, on the groin... When you've stopped laughing, can you send a photographer?"

If you dare to look closer, you will be relieved to find that those aren't his Y-Fronts

Spotter's Badge: Rob H

Fence gap anger Bloke in battle with council who insists his fence has a 25mm gap between the palings because ...err... SHUT UP WE MAKE THE RULES

Stick it to The Man, NZ bloke.

Spotter's Badge: Pia

Estate yobs anger

Hartlepool Mail: Residents upset at local ne'er-do-wells

Kill them. Kill them all. For the greater good.

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mouldy car anger

Portsmouth News: Dad gives away student daughter's mouldy car

 At last, after 25 years, acid house is back, back, BACK!

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Stolen chickens anger

Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader: Thieves take 30 pure-bred chickens

"But nobody's taking my Daisy. You're my favourite Daisy."

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Aussie dog poo anger

South Western Times: This bloke is sick of digging up dog turds

Straight onto the Best of APILN list with you. And a medal for the photographer for getting so close.

Spotter's Badge: Michelle

Town going to pot anger

Harlow Star: Last decent man in Harlow wonders where it all went wrong

And everything was going well until the COMMON SENSE KLAXON went off right at the end.