Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Death by carbon monoxide anger

Brighton Argus: Couple could have been killed TO DEATH after workmen block their gas vent

The chap at the back might already be long gone.

Spotter's Badge: Mike

No phone signal anger

Tasmania Advocate: Strewth! We've got no phone signal!

The standard photograph for any story illustrating lack of a mobile phone signal anywhere in the world.

Spotter's Badge: Todd

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stolen street signs anger

Wirral Globe: Please stop stealing our streets signs thank you very much

Good crouching, but blows it completely with off-target pointing. Nowhere near the target area.

Spotter's Badge: Mal

Filthy mattress anger

Swindon Advertiser: Woman shocked - SHOCKED - to find mattress she bought off online tat market Gumtree was covered in stains

Lesson: The official name is "online tat market Gumtree", and also "online tat market Ebay".

Spotter's Badge: Everybody

Monday, November 28, 2016

Library charges anger

Worcester News: Mayor furious as charities charged to use space at the local library

Hurrah! Another victory for austerity.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Too good at the gee-gees anger

Camden New Journal: Man claims he's been banned from the bookies because he keeps winning with his foolproof system

You can see where he's splurged his winnings.Top Man, thirty years ago.

Spotter's Badge: Tom, Lucy

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cheesed off neighbours anger

Caulfield Glen Eira Leader: Residents object to mouse farm in their neighbourhood

What have you got against cute little mouse farmers, you NIMBYS.

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

I'm not a drug dealer anger

Glasgow Evening Times: "I'm not a drug dealer, I'm just feeding the birds"

Mealworms and fatty balls are just a gateway to the hard stuff.

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New parking charges anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Upset and fury as parking charges introduced at beauty spot

Genuine upset on her face, almost as if the sign says "While you're here, council officials have just shit in your airing cupboard"

Spotter's Badge: Adam

Give me back my two inches not sexy slang anger

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Man says council have stolen two inches* from his garden

*NOT sexy slang

Spotter's Badge: Amanda

Friday, November 25, 2016

They killed our bus stop anger

Swindon Advertiser: Passengers not told bus no longer stops here

DAMN YOU THATCHER

Spotter's Badge: Gareth

Smashed my gourd anger

Dundee Telegraph: Kiddiewinks in tears after yobs smash the Halloween pumpkins

Yeah, we're a bit late on this one.

Spotter's Badge: Michael

Thursday, November 24, 2016

We don't want our address changed anger

Essex Live: New estate means existing homeowners told to change their address

Wait a minute... isn't that Jim from Friday Night Dinner? Where's Wilson?


Spotter's Badge: DH

Stop pooing in our stairwell anger

South Wales Argus: People keep using communal hallway as a toilet

It's so bad, she almost nearly got dressed for the photographer

Spotter's Badge: Aled

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New supermarket death stare anger

Essex Echo: Shopkeep fears for the future as supermarket opens over the road

Road atlases on the top shelf. Very disappointing.

Spotter's Badge: Cora

Old school lead off the church roof anger

Windsor Observer: Ceiling collapses after thieves strip lead from church roof

Very lacklustre pointing, padre.

Spotter's Badge: Rob A 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stop messing about with our tiny tiny castle anger

York Press: Campaigners protest against plans for visitor centre next to historic tower

Our spotter is in this photo. Pleased to report the photographer asked everybody to look angry.

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Local plan half-hearted pointing anger

Welwyn and Hatfield Times: MP says something about a local plan

How did he get elected with pointing skills like that? Shocking.

Spotter's Badge: Timothy

Monday, November 21, 2016

Gambling's a mug's game anger

Daily Record: Woman struggling to get lottery to pay out on her winning card

Or you could just not play, and you'd win every day

Spotter's Badge: Steve

Hairy dog road closure anger

Croydon Advertiser: Shopkeep fears six-week road closure will wreck her business

That is a man in a zip-up dog suit and I claim my five pounds.

Spotter's Badge: Colin

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stop stealing our bikes anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Thieves steal nine bikes from school

"And when we catch them, well.... You see this chain? You'll be hearing a clanking sound from your toilet in a few days...."

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Fiery tumble dryer anger

York Press: Tumble dryer bursts into flames after being told by manufacturers that it was safe

It WAS safe. You just bought one with an extra super hot quick dry setting.

Spotter's Badge: Lee

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Swimming muzak anger

Colchester Gazette: Swimmers protest against loud music during their 'peaceful' morning swim

I'm going to go there: Is she wearing anything under that towel?

Spotter's Badge: Mark

The angriest cat in the world anger

Belfast Telegraph: 'Who kicked me into Portrush Harbour?', demands Pablo the cat

That cat is going to shit you up.

Spotter's Badge: Philip

Friday, November 18, 2016

Who changed the locks on the notice board anger

Wigan Today: With all the world's problems solved, local groups come to fisticuffs over the lock on the parish notice board

There will be deaths over this, mark my words.

This is exactly the kind of non-story which made me start this site. Well played, everybody.

Spotter's Badge: Linzi, Michael

The council have it in for me (again) anger

Hull Daily Mail: Shopkeep claims council have a vendetta against his fruit and veg

Welcome back, Alvin :)

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Should have gone to Waitrose anger

Newcastle Chronicle: Shopper says she was poisoned by Tesco Edamame beans

And from the comments:

roll on Brexit so deportation of these types can be allowed.
"Roll on Brexit so deportation of these types can be allowed"

Yeah, that's not what Brexit was all about. You're getting mixed up with Adolf Hitler.

Spotter's Badge: Amy, Darren, Alan

Hitler cat anger

Dundee Tele: Man claiming he had a cat called Hitler steals vet's charity box

We need a dog called Churchill and/or Stalin to root out this cur.

Spotter's Badge: Michael, Louise

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trapped on a bus anger

Aberdeen Express: Couple trapped on bus after doors jam

Update: They're still there.

Spotter: Lynsey, David

Please can I have a new fence anger

Lynn News: This one got set on fire. Thanks in advance.

And as if by magic, a row of wheelie bins appears.

Spotter's Badge: Barbara

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The hero we need (Bolton edition) anger

Bolton News: Dad demands something be done about speeding drivers outside school

You know, I never considered that Batman could be a bloke from Bolton. Until now.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Slippery posties anger

South Wales Evening Post: Steep grass bank deemed too slippery for postmen by Royal Mail

No grannies were harmed in the production of this news article

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan, Liz, Paul, David

Monday, November 14, 2016

In what world is this sensible hair anger

Scarborough News: Dad having trouble with school's decision to send his daughter home over her "inappropriate" hair

Seems fine to me.

Spotter's Badge: Sally, Martyn, Elizabeth

Broken fence anger

Mid Sussex Times: Why oh why oh why won't somebody come and fix this broken fence panel before my kiddiewink comes to grief?

Answer: Because it's your job. Get a hammer.

Spotter's Badge: Nic

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Betting's a mug's game anger

Liverpool Echo: Bookie refuses to pay out winning bet because old boy made a mistake on his slip

[They paid out in the end, safe in the knowledge that he'll give him that lovely £800 back sooner or later]

Spotter's Badge: Paul, Mal

A painful death unto all council workers anger

Walthamstow Guardian: Gardeners plant trees after council workers rip out their rose bushes

"And see this shovel? Guess where it's going?"

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Failed mobility scooter/bus interface anger

Eastern Daily Press: Disabled woman not allowed on bus with her mobility scooter

A perfect bewildered pose.

Spotter's Badge: Criss, Peter

Please can we have a watchtower anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Teacher would quite like to repair her school to stop the pupils from escaping

Seems fair.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Friday, November 11, 2016

Rubbish Christmas Trees Anger

South Wales Evening Post: It's only November and people are complaining about Christmas trees

Get a grip man. It'll grow before December

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Happy birthday broken lamp post you are my only friend anger

Colchester Gazette: Councillor holds birthday party for broken lamp post

That face when you ordered a Peppa Pig cake, but didn't get a Peppa Pig cake.

Spotter's Badge: Frazer, Andy

Thursday, November 10, 2016

'Third world' internet anger

Cambridge News: Businessman pays £13,000 for superfast broadband, gets ridiculously slow internet instead

(And so-called Third World countries get ridiculously fast internet too, so there)

Spotter's Badge: Will

Bus station anger

Plymouth Herald: Old boy furious after being told he can no longer get off at the bus station

Click through (if you dare) for a series of photographs of a man skulking around bus stops.

Spotter's Badge: Richard

Gritting cuts anger

Watford Observer: Petition launched against cuts to council road gritting

Strong clipboard skills from "road" guy. The others - not so much.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Should have used The Force anger

Nottingham Post: Bloke nearly misses his grandson's birth 'because of broken barriers at car park'

FYI, the kid is called Anakin, or Darth for the rest of his natural life.

Spotter's Badge: Chloe, Mike

Votes for men anger

Maidenhead Advertiser: Men's rights candidate to stand against Theresa May

Aw, bless him.

Dishonesty box anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Thief steals eggs, cash box from roadside stall

"See this chook? It's going up your thieving arse, mate"

Spotter's Badge: Rob J

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

No football in the street anger

Manchester Evening News: Kiddiewinks not allowed to have a kickabout outside their own front door

Young Slade (left), named after the prison in the TV series "Porridge"

Spotter's Badge: Annie, Georgia

Jersey boozers anger

Jersey Evening Post: Loud drinkers 'ruining my life'

Can't Jim Bergerac celebrate another good nick without people complaining?

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Lost my parking bay anger

Portsmouth News: Council replaces free parking bays with permit scheme

The fury of the wronged taxi driver. Spoiled only by his carpet slippers.

Spotter's Badge: Benjamin