Thursday, October 31, 2013

Zombie advert anger

Brighton Argus: Zombie bus ads investigated for being "too frightening"

Dunno - looks pretty much normal for Brighton

Spotter's Badge: Simon

Banned sweets anger

Reading Post: School bans kids from bringing in sweets

But they're still cool on the crack cocaine

Spotter's Badge: Adam

Burned down house anger

Essex Echo: Man sent electricity bill after house burns down

Those arms. Don't have nightmares.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hallowe'en anger

Bromley News Shopper: Vandals smash woman's pumpkin

Not sexy slang

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Exploding phone anger

Oxford Mail: Exploding phone set pram on fire


Spotter's Badge: Louise

Hallowe'en anger

Queensland Times: Hallowe'en displays too frightening for small child

"I know the solution, I will buy a piece of said offensive decoration and keep it in the car with said terrified daughter."

Spotter's Badge: Rob, David

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Swindon pothole anger

Swindon Adver: Bloke discovers - to his dismay - that Swindon's a bit rubbish



Spotter's Badge: David

Bus shelter anger

Cambridge News: Anger over £10,000 bus shelter with no buses

The local junkies need somewhere to shoot up, right?

Spotter's Badge: Laura, Sarah

Not an insect anger

...and scores £50 worth of vouchers. So not a bad day's work all round

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Monday, October 28, 2013

Street lighting anger

West Sussex County Times: New street lights 'like living in Scandinavia'

This picture taken at three in the morning

Spotter's Badge: Skuds

Police escort anger

Bromley News Shopper: Police escort needed to fix water leak

Ever get the feeling there's more to this story than they're letting on?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Sunday, October 27, 2013

First World Problems Anger

Ham and High Express: Hampstead residents furious as local Tesco Express stops selling organic porridge oats

Oh, the humanity.

Spotter's Badge: Sophie, Reddit, Everybody

Broken pavement anger

Brentwood Gazette: Pavement is "an accident waiting to happen"

...says the bloke who's fallen over it twice

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New cycle lane anger

Bournemouth Echo: Bloke furious at bike lane outside his house

The usual anti-bike cobblers...until it's pointed out that it has already saved lives and didn't actually cost £25,000

Cider ban anger

Islington Gazette: Pub owners bar landlady from selling favourite ciders

And this, readers, is why the pub trade is on its arse

Friday, October 25, 2013

Expensive shed anger

Get Surrey: Man spends small fortune trying to prevent council demolishing his shed

Don't know why - it's falling into a hole as it is

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Water bill anger

Kent Online: Not quite sure, but somebody's ended up paying the wrong bill

You would have thought TV's Johnnie Ball would have noticed

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pub opening hours anger

Bournemouth Echo: Residents horrified as local boozer applies to extend opening hours


Spotter's Badge: Leslie

Bus stop signs anger

Essex Echo: Hacked off with the extra work, taxi driver complains that bus stop signs don't work

Have they tried switching them off and back on again?

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Uncontrolled anger

Daventry Express: Mystery over missing road crossing

A fine way to thin out the population, I say in my role as The Worst Person In The World

Spotter's Badge: Stegzy Gnomepants

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Angry People In National Newspapers

The Manchester Guardian: Nasty men bugged my phone, says miserable-looking politician

And from the comments I've just made up: "And she's run to the press expecting sympathy?"

Spotter's Badge: Nick

Footbridge repair anger

Somerset Guardian: Mum inconvenienced, implores us to think of the kiddiewinks as bridge closed for repairs


Spotter's Badger: Norm

School bus anger

Bournemouth Echo: Kids forced to walk miles to catch school bus

Fine piece of formation fury from the Echo.

Spotter's Badge: Simon

Village pond anger

Shields Gazette: Run-down village pond 'an eyesore'

They're even too ashamed to duck witches there these days

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Angry Santa anger

Hull Daily Mail: Santa joins demonstration against housing development

Is it me, or does Angry Santa appear in local newspapers earlier every year?

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Spud theft anger

Pontypool Free Press: Thieves steal potatoes from stall outside boy's house

There's a lesson to be learned here: Some people are utter turds

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Hole in the road anger

Brighouse Echo: Dispute over hole in the road

Yeah, Iron Man's fault.

Spotter's Badge: Ross

Monday, October 21, 2013

Shoebury sea wall anger again again

Essex Echo: Campaigners still upset as sea wall is approved

The continuing adventures of our pals Messrs Lovett and Bailey and their IT A STCH UP sign.

Spotter's Badge: Cora

Boozy flies anger

Coventry Telegraph: Blokes find fifty flies in a bottle of lager


Spotter's Badge: Rob, Antony

Bad E-fit

Eastern Daily Press: Suspect sought after couple filmed in changing rooms

Let us make this absolutely clear. This is NOT Bez out of the Happy Mondays.
Don't have nightmares

Human poo anger

Lynn News: Mum's fury as filthy devil lays a log in stairwell

As the recent victim of a phantom turd, I feel her pain. Fleet News and Mail --- I'll be in touch.

Spotter's Badge: David

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Walked home in pyjamas anger

Folkestone Herald: Patient 'made to walk home in her pyjamas'

Now, I wouldn't normally do this kind of story where somebody who is ill is made the victim of unfortunate circumstances. But then - the photographer's turned up and made them pose in the PJs, in the street.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Chinese lantern anger

Brighton Argus: Anger as dozen of Chinese lanterns fall on farm

Looks like an explosion at the elephant rubber johnny factory

Big Brother anger

Wetherby News: Residents win campaign to have CCTV cameras removed

Save our Scholes - Something something Man United something

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bus route anger

East Anglia Daily Times: Safety concerns over new bus route

He looks like he's in genuine pain here

Spotter's Badge: David

Hallowe'en Anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Hundreds of pumpkins smashed and stolen in farm raids

Farmer upset at smashing pumpkins. But enough of his musical tastes

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Friday, October 18, 2013

Capri Sun anger

Bournemouth Echo: Man finds mouldy goo in juice drink

Mmmmm.... free goo....

Boris Bike anger

East London Advertiser: Residents say new Boris Bike racks outside their flats are "soul destroying"

Quality crowd scene work. Well played

Spotter's Badge: Len, Ian, Matthew everybody

Tree-hugging anger

Coventry Telegraph: Proposed development puts ancient trees at risk

An actual tree-hugging story containing actual hugging of trees. Oh, no.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Myna bird anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Man calls for DEATH DEATH DEATH to 'invading' Myna birds

Right, Aussie readers, get down there, and teach them to say "Don't shoot!"

Spotter's Badge: Rob

New yellow lines anger

Coventry Telegraph: Residents puzzled by yellow line botch job

Textbook head-scratching, there

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Ukipper trying too hard anger

Essex Echo: New councillor runs to the paper with road safety concerns

Meanwhile, the council tells him it would be more useful to take his concerns to the council

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Book shop anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Book shop 'killed off by the internet'

Damn you internet, and everything you stand for! (Apart from this site, which is ACES)

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Railway line anger

Watford Observer: People whose house backs on to railway line object to railway works

And - it turns out - there's nothing they can do about it

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Bad E-fit

Wilts and Glos Standard: Woman sought over assault on dog walkers

Can't be hard to find. Bad hair, and nothing holding on the glasses

Don't have nightmares

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Airport noise anger

Bromley News Shopper: Angry people win campaign against early morning planes

FACT: Any news story about aircraft noise MUST be illustrated as above. LAW.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Rubbish bag anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Lack of 'official' rubbish sacks leaves residents in difficulties

Another council, another ridiculous rubbish collection policy.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Cherry tree anger

Carlisle News and Star: Anger as diseased tree is cut down

Two comments under this story, both pure internet gold. It's not the quantity, it's the quality

Spotter's Badge: Len

Monday, October 14, 2013

Nursery attack anger

Lancashire Telegraph: The worst people in the world steal toys from nursery school

An early lesson that some people are utter gits.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Street light pothole anger

Brentwood Gazette: Residents fall down potholes after council switches off street lights

Nice shoes.

Spotter's Badge: Barry