Friday, February 28, 2014

Rat run anger

Bristol Post: Fury as kids put at danger by traffic taking a short-cut

I was all set to dump this story, until I realised this chap is wearing one of those split-crotch onesies everybody's talking about

Spotter's Badge: Rob A

Exploding phone anger

Coventry Telegraph: Shock for driver as mobile phone catches fire

Reader sympathy evaporates the moment they reach the words "was driving his Porsche"

Spotter's Badge: Rob R

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Roadworks anger

Bristol Post: Roadworks leave man 'a prisoner in his own home'

Story illustrated with a photo of him outside his home.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Power cuts anger

Essex Echo: Family fed up with power outages

FACT: The original photograph only showed two people. Where did the mysterious figure at the back come from?*

Spotter's Badge: Barry

*Behind the sofa

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

River pollution anger

Manchester Evening News: Anglers fed up of catching used condoms

Don't think much of his lunch box

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Shopping parade anger

Essex Echo: Councillor calls for action over empty shops

That's not a hat

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Parking scheme anger

Harrow Times: Shopkeeps furious as council scraps free parking

Marvellous synchro thumbs-down action

Spotter's Badge: Jules

Giant sinkhole anger

Bromley News Shopper: Sinkhole appears in woman's garden

Just stick the massive trampoline over it and it ceases to be a problem

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Monday, February 24, 2014

New homes anger

Fleet News and Mail: Campaign group opposes proped 450 home development

I've lived here for a few years now, and I've never heard of this FACE IT bunch

Spotter's Badge: Dave, Christina

More dog dirt anger

Portsmouth News: Standard dog crap story

With added penis.

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Electricity pole anger

Malaysia Star: Woman forced to pay for removal of electricity pole outside her house

Top pointing skills from our Malaysian friends

Spotter's Badge: Philip

Stolen Buddha anger

Border Mail: Woman hopes karma catches up with garden centre thieves

Not sure that's how karma works

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Scary dairy anger

Coventry Telegraph: Woman's fears after pill found in bottle of milk

A Coventry gran has received a measly £3 apology after a mystery pill sparked a family health scare.


The Co-op had already issued Joyce with a £20 shopping voucher during their investigation.

Three quid or twenty quid? Make your minds up.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Recycling bin anger

Hull Daily Mail: Bloke finds that crisp packets don't go in the recycling bin

And neither do camera flashes

Spotter's Badge: Daniel

Flooded park lack of perspective anger

Essex Echo: Our favourite sea wall campaigner cross about flooding at local park

What he needs is some sort of wooden sign.

Spotter's Badge Barry

Friday, February 21, 2014

Scout gear theft anger

Bucks Free Press: Scouts fed up after equipment is stolen

Only two in the classic "fed up" pose, and three with standard arm-folding. Baden Powell would be turning in his grave.

Boris Bike anger

Get West London: Mrs McCluskey out of Grange Hill furious as Boris Bikes come to Hammersmith

My stars, I wouldn't like to tangle with that trio.

Spotter's Badge: Holly

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dog poo paint campaign anger

Spenborough Guardian: Dog warden wages war on dog mess through the medium of paint

Much like Rembrandt's 'scat period'

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Ugly shopping centre anger

Rossendale Free Press: Traders want something done about eyesore shopping centre

The truth of the matter is that Jo Brand is much smaller than you think in real life

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Estate agency pub anger

Essex Echo: Campaign against new restaurant in parkland

One for the Viz 'Up the Bum' corner

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Dog poo sign anger

Bolton News: Chap ticked off over offensive sign

Seems quite pleased with himself, to be honest

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Celebrity car anger

Ham and High Express: Giles Coren upset as council keeps towing his cars away

In which the man himself turns up in the comments, which is always a good sign.

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Ian

Damp door anger

Portsmouth News: Mum fed up with housing association over damp coming through door

Whoever you are, stop weeing through her letterbox

Spotter's Badge: Jon

Onesie anger

Hull Daily Mail: Lecturers strike over pay

Give these poor people some money. They can only clothe themselves from jumble sales

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hideous sea monster anger

Reading Post: Campaign against new leisure facilities at riverside park


Spotter's Badge: Nowtas

Deerhunter anger

Manchester Evening News: Man says airline lost gun parts and ammo

This shot sponsored by Sweater Shop

Spotter's Badge: Charlotte

Dog eats car anger

Bridgwater Mercury: Dog ate my Aston Martin

Two sides to every story...

Bridgwater Mercury: Your car tastes of meat

Bringing balance to local news since 2010.

Spotter's Badge: Chris, Rob

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Library closure anger

Luton and Dunstable Express: Protests as library closes

Superb shoddy banner work, there.

Spotter's Badge: Colin

I love my sheep anger

Dandenong Leader: Man just wants to be left alone with his sheep

And who - we ask - hasn't found themselves in the same position?

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Screw You Hounslow Anger

Hounslow Guardian: Campaigners hate the fact that Hounslow even exists, want nice posh Twickenham postcode

Good luck with that. We've got some spare postcodes from Mogadishu going cheap if you want them.

Spotter's Badge: Count Otto Black

Mini Cheddars anger

Slough Observer: Kid excluded from school for having Mini Cheddars in his lunch box

Hint for dad: Stop putting Mini Cheddars in his lunch box

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Dog poo cameras anger

Morecambe Visitor: No free cameras to take pictures of dog mess

Disappointment. Specialist market for that sort of thing.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Friday, February 14, 2014

Literary toilet anger

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Haworth public toilets under threat - What would Charlotte Bronte do?

Wee herself, probably.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Dunny anger

Border Mail: Thieves steal copper piping from school toilets, kids forced into 200m trek to find working dunny

Poor kid - that picture's going to haunt him for the rest of his days

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

Bike race road closure anger

Get Surrey: Alf from Home and Away likes his home made sign

But what's he doing in Surrey?

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Flooded road anger

Essex Echo: Woman calls for action over floods

The tallest person you'll ever see on these pages

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Car crash anger

Knutsford Guardian: 'Get orf moi laaaand!' farmer wails at incompetent drivers

We've run out of things you can be -ist about, so I've decided to be farmerist.

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Lead theft anger

Hartlepool Mail: Vicar angry over lead theft

There's going to be some hard, hard forgiving going on

Spotter's Badge: Stevens

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kangaroo crash anger

Illawarra Mercury: Driver discovers that kangaroos make unreliable witnesses in traffic accidents

Also discovers that his car is rubbish. Them's the breaks, mate.

Spotter's Badge: Alan

Welsh shopping anger

Llanelli Star: Protest in M&S over removal of Welsh language signs

What a load of bwllwcks

Spotter's Badge: Robert

Rubbish delay anger

Coventry Telegraph: Residents furious over four-week delay to rubbish collection

Love the way that these stacked-up rubbish shots always seem to come with a bit of furniture

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Myke

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

No phone anger

Essex Echo: Businesswoman blames BT for no phone or internet for a week

HINT: Get your landline diverted to you mobile. Pick up emails on your mobile. Do NOT run to the local paper

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Fish tank anger

Croydon Guardian: Man falls through roof into pet shop fish tank

Luckily, it was the piranha tank, so no harm done.

No yellow line anger

Essex Echo: Man in beige cardigan upset as vandals paint over yellow lines

Strictly speaking, is that van legally parked?

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Monday, February 10, 2014

Boiler flue anger

Eastern Daily Press: Will from The Inbetweeners complains about 'green' boiler

Wait... that's not Will's hot mum

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Danger hole anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Builder threatens to take water board to Ofcom over hole

Why? Have he got a leaky television?

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Crushed car anger

Otago Daily News: Tourists unhappy at offer of free bungee jumps as compensation for crushed car

...but they still took the bungee jumps.

Spotter's Badge: Kay

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Party gatecrashers anger

Southern Daily Echo: Yobs gatecrash birthday party

First comment: 'The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.'

Spotter's Badge: Ben

Can't hold back the rain anger

Blackpool Gazette: Floods 'putting people off going to the shops'


Spotter's Badge: Len, Scott, Karen