Sunday, January 31, 2016

Can't Spell Anger

Gold Coast Bulletin: Strewth, can't any of you sign-writing drongoes even spell?

Disclaimer: Not sure of the correct spelling of 'drongoes'

Thieves didn't think of the kiddiewinks anger

Kent Online: Criminals make off with precious pictures of kiddiewinks in nursery robbery

Look at those faces, you thieving curs. LOOK AT THEM

Have you ever seen a face so sad?

 Have you ever seen a face so angry?

Spotter's Badge: Anthony, Neil

IDS speed bump anger

Epping Forest Guardian: Iain Duncan Smith not a fan of poor people, speed bumps


Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Eating a banana behind the wheel anger

Bournemouth Echo: Woman fined £145 after being caught eating a banana while driving

This one's been all over the media, but the Echo has managed to keep the best photo for their print edition.

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sawn up bench anger

Largs and Millport News: WHY?

Because somebody needed slats for a very thin bed.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Block of ice broke my house anger

Get Reading: Block of ice falls from plane flying into Heathrow onto man's house

I used to live in Twyford until 1982. I count this as a very lucky escape.

Spotter's Badge: Paul, Graham

Wrong width trousers anger

Sheffield Star: Kids sent home from school because their trousers are too tight

Easy solution: Eat a lot of cake until your ankles exceed the 10cm limit. Teachers stumped.

Spotter's Badge: Cleo

Chewing gum anger

Oxford Mail: Councillor angry at mess left behind by chewing gum

You can replace "councillor" with "dentist" throughout to make this story at least 300% more epic.

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Friday, January 29, 2016

Graffiti attack anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Graffiti and engine oil attack on school governor's home

What a minute, I know that face...

... it's TV historian Adam Hart Davis!

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Freshly resurfaced road dug up anger

Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Newly surfaced road dug up by water company

Fine pointing, but they're actually paying tribute to Bowie's Ashes To Ashes Video.

Spotter's Badge: Stephen

War memorial anger

Hartlepool Mail: Campaign group furious as man does a wee on the war memorial

"The Mail would like to clarify that the Friends of Victory Square group campaigner Martin Sharp is not hunting the perpetrator himself"

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Baked beans and sausages anger Man tries baked beans and sausages for the first time in 30 years, is disappointed

Look at the fury behind those cold dead eyes. Or it could just be the farts.

Spotter's Badge: Joseph

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Spitting in the street anger

Sunderland Echo: Builders! Stop spitting outside this lady's house. Look how angry you've made her

"The path is in a disgusting state. I’m sick of them phlegmming and throwing it down on the path."

 I certainly hope that spelling of phlegmming is in the Sunderland Echo journalists' style guide.

Spotter's Badge: Christopher

There's no end to parking fines anger

Manchester Evening News: Man fined for parking in Morrison's car park overnight when he didn't because idiots

A superb set of mean-and-moody photographs with very little to do with supermarkets and the activities of Parking Eye.

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte.

Draughty window anger

Chronicle Live: Couple complain about draughty window, told to wear a hat

That's sound advice. Hats are ace.

Spotter's Badge: Oliver

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wrong kind of plastic anger

Bolton News: Council won't empty woman's recycling because of Roses tub and a coathanger

Somebody who hasn't heard of the 'hide it at the bottom' school of fake recycling

Spotter's Badge: Karen, Paul

Can't see the speedbumps anger

Oxford Times: For heaven's sake, THEY'RE BEHIND YOU


Spotter's Badge: Suzanne

Badly-placed bus shelter anger

Greenwich News Shopper: Contractors place new bus shelter 100 yards away from bus stop

Our spotter says: This story has all the hallmarks for pointing, arms crossed, grumpy face, maybe even umbrella in the rain. But nothing. Heads should roll at the News Shopper for this.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rusty old swings anger

Essex Echo: Residents want "tired and forgotten" playground spruced up

A bit old for the swings, aren't you?

Breakfast Club fly-tipping anger

Watford Observer: Well, who's going to clear up this mess at the breakfast club?

If I know my classics, it should be Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Councillors who need their heads knocked together anger

Barry and District News: Political accusations fly over light-hearted post-it note prank

You voted for this lot. I'm of the firm opinion that anyone who volunteers to stand for office should immediately be barred from standing for office.

Spotter's Badge: Shirley

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fathers 4 Justice Batman anger

Southern Daily Echo: Batman stages 24-hour sit-in on Southampton town walls except when it gets cold and he goes home

Fair enough. The real Batman would do that too.

Bins not emptied anger

Grimsby Telegraph: Bins on this man's street haven't been emptied for a month

... because people park like idiots and the bin lorry can't get in. Don't park like an idiot.

Spotter's Badge: Lynne

Ten pound sadface anger

Shoreham Herald: Teachers complain at lack of government funding through the medium of sad children clutching money


Spotter's Badge: Angel

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pay and display anger

Edinburgh Evening News: Drivers to be refunded fines after council botches tiny yellow line in parking space

Now, I've had a good hard look at this photograph, and I am certain that the VW Beetle driver is guilty of not having a flower on her dashboard.

Spotter's Badge: Alastair

Scared of a snake anger

North Devon Journal: Family 'forced' to live on airbeds in their front room because they think there's a snake in their house which could come out of hibernation at any time and kill them all TO DEATH

Spoiler: There isn't. Don't tell them.

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Fell over in the dark anger

Crawley News: Lawyer thinking of suing after falling over on dark street

Editor: "Could you make the sky look a bit darker?"

Sub Ed: "No problem, I do photoshop"

Editor: "Seamless"

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Didn't get a job at Poundland anger

Kent Online: Woman rejected for Poundland job 'because she drew a picture of a gun during written test

Here's the correct answer to the test that would have landed her the job:


Or possibly:

Not to mention:

But absolutely not:

Of course Ron:

Spotter's Badge: Tom, Rob, Ian, Martin, Cathryn, Dave

Footpath too narrow anger

Eastern Daily Press: Two metre wide path 'too narrow to pass other people'

As the comments point out: "You should lay off the pies, then"

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Trees cut down anger

Crawley Observer: Tommy Lee Jones furious as trees felled, probably by aliens


Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Zebra crossing NIMBY anger

Hendon and Finchley Times: These people object to a zebra crossing outside a school because - among other things - the flashing yellow light 'will keep them awake at nights'

And it's nothing - NOTHING  - to do with losing parking spaces.


 Watford Observer: Mum wants zebra crossing outside school before a child is killed

Well done, watch out for people complaining about the flashing yellow lights.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stolen shade anger

Bundaberg News Mail: YMCA wants its stolen shade sail back

Hang on, I'll call the YMCA cops for you

You rang?
Spotter's Badge: Ben

Dog poo flag vigilante anger

Leicester Mercury: The man who sticks pink flags in dog poo makes eye contact with the Leicester Mercury

... and frankly, you've got to be taking a good, long look at your life choices if you end up doing that as a hobby.

Spotter's Badge: Kev

Stolen towels anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Utter scumbags steal £4,000 worth of towels from family-run company

At least they've got one left.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A betrayal of everything for which Angry People in Local Newspapers stands

Derby Telegraph: Shopkeeper and his pal lied to police about 'armed robbery' and posed in the local paper doing sadfaces in the forlorn hope of covering up their theft of £13,000 from the Post Office

I can cope with the fake robbery, but conning the serious business of local newspaper sadfaces is simply unforgivable.