Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lake District pothole anger

Times and Star: Cockermouth woman launches petition over potholes

"I'd something something Cockermouth something"

Beirut confusion anger

Milngavie Herald: "Is this Beirut?" asks pothole rage OAP

No, it's not Beirut. Beirut is nicer

Thieving bridesmaid anger

Sheffield Star: Fury as bridesmaid runs off with hen party money

"I'd raid her kitty"

Spotter's Badge: Pete

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Road sign anger

Bedfordshire on Sunday: Pensioner's fury over state of street

FACT: His street named after Kevin Rowland from Dexys Midnight Runners, and that kid out of Grange Hill.

Tree vandalism anger, again

News Post Leader: Fury as 'vandals' kill trees

FACT: 'Ringing' is a tactic often used by unscrupulous property developers to rid land of inconvenient protected trees. Just sayin'

Spotter's Badge: Joanne

Noisy shop anger

Reading Evening Post: Unemployed man who lives next door to shop's delivery bay upset at shop delivery bay noises

And the usual sympathy you've come to expect in the comments

Spotter's Badge: Phil

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cellphone anger

Palm Beach Post: Couple frustrated after moving to cellphone dead zone

"I'd give her perfect reception"

Spotter's Badge: Robert

Soup run anger

London Evening Standard: Campaigners furious as THE TORIES ban soup runs for the homeless

*sigh* Shami *sigh*

Support Liberty

Spotter's Badge: Julia

Council tax scam anger

Eastern Daily Press: Warning over council tax refund phone scam

Our spotter says: I think the phrase is 'like a bulldog chewing a wasp'

I have no comment

Spotter's Badge: Pete

Fluffy anger

The Star Phoenix: Woman's garden 'overwhelmed' by fluff from local trees

I'd show her a bit of fluff

Spotter's Badge: Britt

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cancelled Charity Event Anger

Northants Evening Telegraph: Woman loses deposit for Elvis impersonator after club closes

"I'd leave her all shook up"

Spotter's Badge: Victor

Hall closure anger

Camden Gazette: Community centre faces closure over priest's plan to convert it into a school

Sweet swing-ball playing Jesus

Club closure anger

Newcastle Evening Chronicle: Byker residents furious as social club closes down

First Byker Grove, and now this. WHERE ARE PJ AND DUNCAN WHEN YOU NEED THEM?

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Sunday, June 26, 2011

School vandalism anger, anger

Edinburgh Evening News: Boys aged ten charged over school vandalism

Argh! They're back! And this time the zombies have escaped

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Pothole compensation anger

Northants Evening Telegraph: No compensation for driver over pothole damage

"I'd drive down her potholes"

Spotter's Badge: Victor

Noisy animal anger

Manchester Evening News: Man forced to sell his cock after complaints from neighbours

That same sad, sad story.

Spotter's Badge: Maria

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wedding Anger

Cambridge News: Couple's anger as wedding plans disrupted, turn out fine in the end

Fair play to the bloke - marrying her even though she's only three feet. LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Academy school anger

Liverpool Echo: Parents demand vote on academy school plans

Top marks for the Father Ted reference

Spotter's Badge: Matthew

Fined bus driver anger

Manchester Evening News: Bus driver fined while dropping children off after school trip

Superb unreadable document holding

Spotter's Badge: Maria

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stolen goalposts anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Thieves steal goalposts from kids' garden

The Sunshine Coast Daily - bringers of Antipodean misery - do it again, with an example of the lesser-spotted 'subject outside the picture frame' shot. We salute you.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Sex education anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: School boycott over girls only sex education lessions

The boys only ones aren't much cop, either

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Council house anger

Manchester Evening News: Mum-of-six waits eleven years for new council house

I refer readers to yesterday's comments on the Coventry Telegraph

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Traffic lights anger

Dorset Echo: Blogger's former neighbour angry at traffic jams

Blogger refuses to tell former neighbour about the short-cut LOLOLOL

More school vandalism anger

Edinburgh Evening News: Fury as vandals go on school wrecking spree

It's like a still from a zombie horror movie

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Cowboy builder anger

Coventry Telegraph: Mum's fury as builders steal everything including the kitchen sink

I'd err... no... got nothing.

Spotter's Badge: Maria

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stolen machinery anger

Dorset Echo: Shopkeep's fury as thieves steal machine from shop forecourt

And, the next day, the inevitable follow-up:

Dorset Echo: Shopkeep's embarrassment after 'stolen' item was, in fact, sold by another staff member

Laptop theft anger

York Press: Shopkeep's anger over theft of laptop

And if you were wearing *sensible* shoes you might have caught them

War Zone Anger

Oxford Mail: Residents fed up of people having sex in their gardens

Sorry, I'll stop.

Spotter's Badge: Suzanne

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Foul-smelling flower not-angry-at-all

Dorset Echo: Couple shocked to find foul-smelling flower in their garden

The absolute KING of nose-holding photography. Dorset Echo: We salute you.

Mobile internet anger

Watford Observer: Woman feels conned after having her mobile internet cut off

"I'd subject her to my Fair Use policy"

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Football dog poo anger

Frankstone Standard Leader: Kids disgusted by dog poo on their football pitch

Official local newspaper pose no.37: Kids holding noses in a dog poo story

Stolen Lawn Anger

Edmonton Metro: Mystery as woman's lawn goes missing

Closely followed by... Joy as missing lawn mystery is solved

I'd "mow" her "lawn"

Spotter's Badges: Britt, Daniel

Monday, June 20, 2011

School vandalism anger

Dorset Echo: Fury as yobs smash local school

Scary headteacher is scary

Fast food anger

Sunderland Echo: Residents fight another fast food outlet in takeaway hotspot

"I'm a humanitarian. I only eat humans."

Flood risk anger

Edinburgh Evening News: Minister visits area threatened by floods

"They're always after me lucky charms!"

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kid/pothole anger

Sunderland Echo: Sisters want an end to their cycling pothole misery

No helmet for the ginge, I notice.

Shoplifting anger

Bournemouth Echo: Customer's anger over local supermarket's policy of not stopping shoplifters

That's Co-op in Poole. Co-op in Poole. Just sayin'

Pavement anger

Ediburgh Evening News: Disabled man lambasts councillor over state of pavements

With a picture of what a lambasted councillor might look like

Spotter's Badge: Caroline

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Other people's crap anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Toilet cleaner finally snaps and runs amok over filth and vandalism

"I wouldn't like to see her sink plunger"

Nursery anger

Bournemouth Echo: Parents start petition as nursery school is forced to move

Pouty kid is pouty

Fish / Bike Anger

Sunday Mercury: Angry bloke told to get on his bike over fish row

"I’ve been collecting fish for about three years and have never had any problems taking them on a bike before."

Wait... WHAT?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Parking ticket anger again etc

Barnet Today: Garage boss fined for buying ticket from wrong machine

Yoink! That's scary

Spotter's Bage: Kat

Skate park anger

Weekend Courier: Local NIMBYs furious over skate park plans

Local skaters furious at old gits standing in their sk8 park

Spotter's Badge: Kim

Railyway noise anger

Blackpool Gazette: Railyway building noise keeping residents awake

Blackpool residents disturbed by the sound of their own fury

Spotter's Badge: Jim

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Earthquake anger

This is Kent: Did earthquake cause couple's wall collapse?


Spotter's Badge: Rob

Children's farm anger

Barnet Today: Fury as children's farm faces closure over cuts

Pointless. What's cheaper than an endless supply of child labour?

Spotter's Badge: Kat

Beauty spot anger

This is Kent: Fury at office plans at beauty spot

They can't build there. It'll sink, as any fool knows.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Power Plant Anger

This is Hull and East Riding: Residents cautious over power plant plans

Our spotter says: Cautious? Sceptical? Mournful? There's a whole universe of emotion in that woman's face.

We say: There's also an optical illusion going on there. I was convinced at first glance there were five hands in shot

Spotter's Badge: Peter

Knife discovery anger

This is Kent: Mum's fury as girl finds knife in playground

Yeah, that's come off the rotating knife climbing frame of DEATH. Put it back

Spotter's Badge: Rob