Monday, November 30, 2015

Feral youths anger

Dudley News: Yobs 'forcing people out of their homes' says councillor

She looks like she's just got off the bus at the wrong stop, it's getting dark, and there's no moon.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Patriotic pub anger

Watford Observer: Landlord told to paint over St George's flag on his listed building pub

I bet he's a bit "cross"

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Going to do himself an injury if he carries on like this anger

Bexley News Shopper: Ex-soldier rings the police to threaten to dump his rubbish in the street because his bin collection is late by a whole month five days

"My wife is concerned for my health and she's even told me that I’m going to have a stroke if I don't calm down."

His wife is probably the dictionary definition of "long-suffering".

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dropped bookmark anger

Wirral Globe: Man fined £60 for littering after gust of wind blows the bookmark out of his book

The paper's already made up its mind - the file name for the photo in the story is "litterlout03.jpg"

Spotter's Badge: Tiff

Remembrance cock-up anger

Bexley News Shopper: Old Solider furious as council puts enemy soldier on the front of its remembrance parade booklet

Let's not stop there. How about Hitler?

Spotter's Badge: Rob C

Closed skate park anger

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Kids dismayed to find owners of their skate park are selling up, leaving them on The Streets

This is - in fact - the opening scene of a 1960s-style musical starring Cliff Richard, culminating with the line "Hey kids! Let's raise the money and buy our own skate park!"

Then Cliff does a song, and it's the worst film musical ever.

Spotter's Badge: Liam

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Don't feed the pigeons anger

South Wales Evening Post: Woman vows to fight £50 fine for feeding pigeons

... despite all the "Do not feed the pigeons, £50 fine" signs.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Cycle Bridge Anger

Brisbane Courier Mail: Cycle bridge is a waste of money, say cyclists

This one looks exactly like Lance Armstrong. I guess all the lookalike work has dried up

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Freedom of Information anger

Surrey Comet: Just what are the council hiding by blacking out papers, say campaigners

Possibly some nastiness in the street-lighting committee. Or alien encounters.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cowboy builders anger

Leamington Courier: Woman ripped off to the tune of £10,000 by builders

Having been in this situation myself, screw those guys

Spotter's Badge: Rob R

Street drinking anger

York Press: Residents fight to prevent street drinking in their area

You know, it's not like Ron Swanson to get involved in this sort of thing. But there he is, right at the front.

Power cuts anger

Watford Observer: Locals slightly inconvenienced by power outages

"It was carnage," says George RR Martin, who knows carnage when he sees it.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Thursday, November 26, 2015

No streetlights anger

Clydebank Post: Lack of street lighting makes estate a muggers' paradise, says wet and miserable man

And he should know, the muggers stole all the street lights to pay for drugs.

Wrecked playground anger

Bolton News: Kid offers to pay for damage to vandalised playground out of his own savings

Awww, bless.

And do click through to this one - there's an entire gallery of our little hero in various stages of fury.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Car park rock anger

Barnet and Potters Bar Times: People keep driving into huge boulder in hospital car park

HOSPITALS: Don't leave huge boulders in your car parks. People keep crashing their cars into them. Do you really need the extra business?

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Parody Twitter account anger

Tottenham Independent: Man who uses Twitter to criticise local council goes to local newspaper to say he's really not that bothered about a parody account taking the piss out of him. Not bothered at all. NOT BOTHERED

You can tell he's not bothered by his expression that says "Not bothered".

Spotter's Badge: Ben

Parking app anger

Somerset Guardian: Woman can't use parking app, pays £6,500 for an hours' parking

How do I know she can't use the app, and there's nothing wrong with the system? Confession: I did this once on exactly the same app because I'm a fat-fingered idiot, but you don't see me in the Fleet News and Mail.

Spotter's Badge: Michael

IDS free parking anger

Epping Forest Guardian: Iain Duncan Smith joins local campaign for 30 minutes' free parking

Where's a bus to drive at high speed through a puddle when you need one?

Spotter's Badge: Beth

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mr Paparazzi not-quite-sure-where-to-put-this-story sadness

Geelong Advertiser: The infamous Mr Paparazzi has given up chasing drunken celebrities out of night clubs, and has gone back to Australia and become a mayor. But there's something missing from his life, and it's his number one lady who had to go back to England to look after her mum. Look. Look at his sad face.

You know, I almost feel sad for the scruffy bugger.

Spotter's Badge: Claudine

Dangerous lamp posts anger

Essex Echo: Canvey councillors want 'dangerous' disused lamp posts removed

I've been to Canvey, and those posts covered in yellow tape are what passes for a tourist attraction there.

Spotter's Badge: Cora

Electric car anger

Hull Daily Mail: Council install railings, stopping man from charging his electric car

...using the charger for which he has no planning permission. THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

Spotter's Badge: L0wey, The Quirker

Poppy Appeal theft anger

Bolton News: Scumbag steals school's Poppy Appeal money

Crucifying the crims is the only way to bring the smile back to these kids' faces. Nail 'em up.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Monday, November 23, 2015

Broken street lights anger

Huddersfield Examiner: Street lights not working in Fartown

Fartown? FART TOWN more like.

Spotter's Badge: Susie

Wildlife reserve fly-tipping anger

Essex Echo: Residents upset at constant vandalism and fly-tipping at nature reserve

Judging by the photo, this man is at least eight feet tall.

No to houses anger

Hull Daily Mail: Locals come down against houses

Strong opinions. Living in a field is the way ahead.

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kiddiewinks' bike theft anger

Greenock Telegraph: Thieves lock man in house with his own keys, then steal bikes worth £5,000 from his shed

He's now living in the shed.

Carphone Warehouse anger

Eastern Daily Press: Customer in dispute over phone that doesn't work in his home town

Let's see how angry he really is...

Arms crossed, glare over the glasses angry, that's how angry.

Spotter's Badge: Glen

Wheelie bin protest anger

Bournemouth Echo: Residents leave wheelies bins in the street to stop insurance company workers from parking in their street

One their/there mistake in the comments and it all goes off. The page is so long, the bottom of it is three miles below ground.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Face mask anger

Ely Standard: Couple told to wear face masks to prevent poisoning from nearby fire, despite ample evidence that nothing in the surrounding area has actually dropped dead yet

Won't anyone think of the poor, poor ponies?

Spotter's Badge: Sookio

Pet food theft anger

Liverpool Echo: "They even took the CCTV camera," says pet food shop owner after robbery

If you're offered cheap pet food and a CCTV camera in a pub, that number again: 999

Spotter's Badge: Mal

Useless bus pass anger

Oxford Mail: Woman, 91, says her bus pass now useless after cuts to services

Great picture, sad story, usual bunch of arses in comments

Spotter's Badge: Duncan

Local development anger

Hastings Observer: Residents not entirely pleased about new development

I get the feeling theiy might be overacting here

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tree vandalism anger

Oxford Mail: Yobs destroy remembrance tree

Stick it up their arse. You have my full permission.

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Loud fireworks anger

Salisbury Journal: Fireworks these days are too loud, says angry ex-punk

Still in black, after all these years.

Recycling scheme anger

Wales Online: Resident claims new recycling scheme discriminates against pensioners

It *does* look rubbish, y'know.

Spotter's Badge: Bob J

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gridlocked town anger

Watford Observer: Butcher says local bridge work is costing him trade

But never mind that, I'd just rather... sing!

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Cricket salad anger

Huddersfield Examiner: Woman finds live cricket in her salad

Nothing wrong with a bit of cricket. Loads of protein.

Spotter's Badge: Andy

Caravan park anger

Bristol Post: Families' anger as caravan park shuts down for major refurb

Those caravans look tiny. What is it? A caravan park for ants?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas grotto anger

Coventry Telegraph: Garden centre freezes Scouts out of Christmas Grotto job

Scouts' Revenge: Go round there and tie the doors up with some really, really difficult knots.

Spotter's Badge: Kat, Chris, Hullablue

Parking court case anger

Essex Chronicle: Chip shop owner spends small fortune fighting £85 parking charge in the Supreme Court, loses

Happy Haddock? Bloody miserable haddock, more like.

Slightly dangerous spider anger

Canterbury Times: Dad threatens to blow up his fence over spiders that could give you a bit of a nip

Slightly over-the-top think-of-the-kiddiewinkism. Just a flame-thrower will do.

Spotter's Badge: Heidi

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Anti-social fly-tipping anger

Northampton Herald and Post: Councillor launches campaign against anti-social behaviour

Here's a start - somebody's dumped a cardboard cut-out of a councillor in a back alley

Spotter's Badge: Hazel

Chip shop NIMBY anger

Shields Gazette: This pair don't want a chip shop on their estate, and have two pieces of A4 paper to prove it

They were right, the day after the shop opened, the district was hit by an asteroid and completely destroyed.

Spotter's Badge: Bob J

Stolen bikes anger

Hull Daily Mail: Spate of bike thefts in Beverley

And when they catch the culprits, this pair will be at the front of the shitting-up queue

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Monday, November 16, 2015

Football ground anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Woman hates living next door to defunct football ground

Actually not a very nice story at all, but she's game enough to pose with props

Spotter's Badge: Gordy

School vandalism anger

Portsmouth News: Head teacher's fury as school is vandalised

That's not a school, it's a shed.

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Damn hot anger

Port Phillip Leader: Windows remain locked despite 40C heat

This story was over a year ago, those involved have since melted

Spotter's Badge: Bob J

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Noisy neighbours anger

Cambridge News: Courts hit noisy residents with fines

Quality hands on ears work from people who may not even have noisy neighbours.

Spotter's Badge: Steve

No Christmas tree anger

Derby Telegraph: Villagers complain over lack of Christmas tree

Is it me, or do Christmas news stories get earlier every year?

Spotter's Badge: Andrew