Saturday, November 30, 2013

Meals on Wheels anger

Moreland Leader: Thumbs down as meals on wheels service is outsourced

Thumbs, quite literally, down

Spotter's Badge: Rob

99p Store job anger

Essex Chronicle: Woman refused job in 99p Store 'because she's English"

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

No, me meither

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Smelly water anger

Bromley News Shopper: Residents upset as water flows into their homes

Nice pyjamas

Spotter's Badge: Christina, Rob

Friday, November 29, 2013

Road toll anger

This is Cheshire: Councillor objects to toll bridge charge through the medium of mugging to the camera

And the charge that's caused the outrages? 12p.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Shorts ban anger

Sydney Morning Herald: Schoolgirls angry as head teacher bans them from wearing shorts

Once again the Aussies teach us whinging poms how to scowl for the camera. It's like The Ashes all over again.

And yes, I know the SMH is to all intents and purposes a national title, but the original local story didn't come with a picture. So there.


Spotter's Badge: Everybody on Reddit Australia

Stolen phone eviction anger

Sheffield Star: Mum threatened with eviction after being accused of stealing mobile phone

It is not our place to comment on the names - unusual or otherwise - of people appearing on these pages. But Chelsealee and Bladen. Don't get too many of them to the pound.

Not a milkshake anger

Epsom Guardian: Man sick after drinking 'milkshake' laced with salt

And a Festivus miracle! Not one person in the comments has accused him of making it up. Wow.

Spotter's Badge: Oisin

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Missing bunting anger

Halifax Courier: World record bid stymied as bunting goes missing

The story somehow manages to avoid telling you about what - exactly- the world record is, but says the word "bunting" a million times.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Dog mess anger, yet again

Braintree and Witham Times: Campaign to 'Stamp out dog poo' launched

Stamp out dog poo? You haven't thought it through, have you?

Pizza delivery anger

St Albans Review: Man angry because pizza company won't deliver to his area

With a special guest appearance from poor, dead Brian out of Family Guy

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan, @TheMediaTweets, Andrew, Everybody

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Badly-spelled protest sign anger

Oxford Times: Protest against rising gas prices

JUSTICE NOT JUPMERS!

Spotter's Badge: Hugh

Sell-by date anger

Epsom Guardian: Woman claims out-of-date milk drink made her ill

Unless you're commenting on the story, then it's all her fault

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Cucumber con anger

Gloucestershire Echo: Man with knife fizzing with fury over the cost of cucumbers

Just buy a whole cucumber, cut it ih half, PROFIT!

Spotter's Badge: Thomas

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sports centre ukulele anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Man writes protest song about sports field development plans

I've written a protest song, called "I hate the ukulele", a piece for The Sledgehammer and Fire Quartet
 
Spotter's Badge: Len

Sports centre theft anger

Reading Post: Thieves target five-a-side league players

Our spotter says: "Can I nominate myself? I knew what I was getting into and requested a *sad face* photo."

Spotter's Badge: Tom

Slightly rude to a councillor anger

Hull Daily Mail: Something about housing, but it's all about the photo caption

"Councillor John Black in Airlie Street, west Hull, before the facelift work"

Charming

Spotter's Badge: Emma

Monday, November 25, 2013

Castle toilets celebrity-alike anger

Hemel Today: Man launches campaign for toilets at local castle

OI! GEOFFREY BOYCOTT! NOOOOOO!!!!

Spotter's Badge: Count Otto Black

Building noise anger

Nottingham Post: Residents furious at noisy building site

Poor Jo Brand

Spotter's Badge: David

School extension anger

Bolton News: Residents object to school extension plan

Only one arm-folder, but more than made up for with the death glare from the chap on the end

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Filthy garden anger

Bournemouth Echo: Everybody else to blame for mess in communal garden

Nothing that a nuke from orbit couldn't fix

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Internet strategy anger

Sevenoaks Chronicle: No idea what this one's about, to be honest

...but it's got some miserable-looking councillors standing outside with a laptop

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Graveyard sheep anger

Reading Post: Relatives furious after church grazes sheep in graveyard

"The Lord is My Shepherd"

Councillor disabled parking anger

Bournemouth Echo: Councillor caught parking in disabled bay, decides to play the "too many disabled parking spaces" card

*golf clap*

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Friday, November 22, 2013

Garden waste anger

Knutsford Guardian: Council stops garden waste collections, woman doesn't like it

Get a grip, JK Rowling

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Paperboy anger

Bournemouth Echo: Paperboy forced to give up his job after company axes bus service

And, for once, a comment with a bit of class: "God gave us legs and Kirkpatrick MacMillan invented the bike with pedals."

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

No phone line anger

Epping Forest Guardian: Business without phone line for two weeks after storm

That's one manly pose

Spotter's Badge: Beth

Thursday, November 21, 2013

False widow spider sadface anger


Edinburgh Evening News: Man finds false widow spider in his kitchen, wife throws it out of the window

SCOTLAND: IT COULD BE ANYWHERE

Spotter's Badge: Sarah

Unexpected poo in bagging area anger

Romsey Advertiser: Mum finds turd in shopping bag

Buy one, get one free

Spotter's Badge: @chinnyhill10

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Maggots in cereal anger

Kent Online: Maggots found in discount store Weetabix

Mmmm.... tasty

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Driving in Blackburn anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Woman vows never to return to town after getting parking ticket

And - according to a local wag in the comments - she's parked on a double yellow in this pic

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Power cut anger

Dorking Advertiser: Family left without power for three days

One of these balancing acts - I don't like doing stories where people have illnesses or disabilities. But she's dressed up as a smurf.

Smurf wins.

Wrong post box anger

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Woman's post delivered to school by mistake

"On Thursday, the Telegraph & Argus contacted Royal Mail who said no post had been delivered to Mrs Story last week because she had not been sent any"

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Station kiosk anger

Bromley News Shopper: Station refreshment kiosk bombarded by bird droppings

DONE A POO

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Monday, November 18, 2013

Firework escape anger

Torquay Herald Express: Rodney from Fools and Horses escapes as firework smashes through his wall

That, my son, is the work of an anti-tank round.

Spotter's Badge: Simon

Speeding cars anger

Knutsford Guardian: Dad calls for crackdown on speeding

That's one scary looking dad. Just do what he asks, and nothing bad will happen

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Fly-tipping anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Man staggered by fly-tipping behind his house

Look on the bright side, you've got that bathroom you always wanted

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dodgy extension anger

Hendon and Finchley Times: Neighbours object to new home extension

... through the medium of pointing at paper while standing out in the rain

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Two women one bush anger

Bromley News Shopper: Woman furious after neighbour cuts back overhanging branches and throws them back into her garden

...which is 100% within the law, but MY BUSH MY BUSH MY BUSH ARRRRRGH

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Mum's gone to Iceland anger

Kent Online: Toddler finds snail in bag of salad

Creatures that live on salad found in salad. Whatever next?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Oh God, the Shoebury sea wall campaigners are back anger

Essex Echo: APILN regulars still angry about the sea wall

Follow their adventures!

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Pointing at poo anger

Thurrock Gazette: Man launches campaign against dog turds

Here's his campaign page, play nice now.

Ceiling panel anger

Bexley News Shopper: Car park ceiling panel misses kid by inches

And the first comment tries to somehow blame him for it. Class.

Spotter's Badge: Martin, Neil

Home robbery anger

Reading Post: Retired professor fights off robber with yard broom

Well played, sir

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sludge and poo flooding anger

Essex Echo: Woman's garden flooded with sewage after manhole breaks

"Be a love, put your wellies on and stand in it"

"OK"

Spotter's Badge: Cora, Barry

Council stole my quad bike anger

Croydon Guardian: Mum accuses council contractors of stealing kids' quad bike

 And a picture illustrating what no quad bikes might look like

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Council masterplan anger

Essex Echo: Property developer blames council after being denied planning permission

Face it, that's probably the only tree in the whole of Basildon

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Too high bin bag anger

Essex Echo: Fury as council binmen refuse to move bin bag from top of man's bin

Health and Safety Gone Mad on Acid

Spotter's Badge: Simon, Barry

Free coffee anger

North Somerset Times: Cafe owners losing trade as Waitrose offers free coffee to customers

*Slurps free Waitrose coffee*

WHAT?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Wrong parish bill anger

Cambridge News: Apology as church sends repair bill to residents in the wrong parish

That's the Church of England, one of Britain's largest landowners, poncing money out of people for its own repairs, despite having just bought a bank

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Parking fees anger

Yorkshire Evening Post: Anger as council introduces weekend parking fees

Furious, but not looking at the camera. Well played, YEP.

Spotter's Badge: Sam