Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dim light bulb anger

Hartlepool Mail: Residents of Hartlepool don't like 'dim' LED street lights

Secondary use: Hanging monkeys

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Flight delay anger

Portsmouth News: Woman rages as flight delayed for nearly four hours

A flight is only late if you have to eat one of the other passengers

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Parking season ticket anger

North Devon Journal: Man almost nearly boycotts car park over increased season ticket charge


Spotter's Badge: Chris

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Kipper protest banner anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Kipper hangs huge banner outside his house for Christmas

When it was pointed out to him that the Union Flag was upside-down, he replied it's because "the UK is in distress" and not - I repeat NOT - because he's some kind of idiot.

Spotter's Badge: Syd

CCTV cock-up anger

Cambridge News: 'Evidence' for car parking fine shows two different coloured cars


Spotter's Badge: Kate

Card Factory ruined my Christmas anger

Birmingham Mail: Man doesn't check his receipt, pays £59,400 for wrapping paper

Worth the click through for a series of angry poses around the mean streets of Birmingham.

Stolen guinea pigs anger

Otago Daily Times: Kids with sad faces

Not entirely sure what the lad's drawn, but can't be legal.

Spotter's Badge: Joseph

Bouncy castle anger

Get Surrey: Pair upset as inflatables stolen

Oh, they'll bounce back.

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Monday, December 29, 2014

Business Waste anger

Colchester Daily Gazette: Businessman refuses to pay fine for dumping his office rubbish in a skip

It turns out that this is a two-year-old file image of the chap concerned, from a story that shows he's not exactly popular with at least one member of the Colchester business community.

Spotter's Badge: Alice

Boy racer anger

Wolverhampton Express and Star: Local authority bans car cruise meet-ups

a) Nice suit


Spotter's Badge: Gordy

Car crime anger

Melbourne Herald Sun: Cops warn drivers about car crime

Great to see EastEnders' Max Branning on the right side of the law for once

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas ruined by Matalan anger

Brighton Argus: Store lost my order and RUINED CHRISTMAS

She's still there, sitting under the Christmas tree, rocking back and forth, sobbing her heart out.

Spotter's Badge: Chris, Richard

Bad E-fit

Bournemouth Echo: Have you seen this man?

Because he's got a hilariously shaped head (and he did some bad things)

Don't have nightmares

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Tree-hugger anger

Essex Chronicle: Campaigners vow to protect threatened tree

...Because nothing should stand in the way of a shopping centre revamp, right?

Spotter's Badge: Lee

Solar panel anger

Sunshine Coast Daily: Bloke furious as electricity company slashes the feed-in rate from his solar panels

However, the power of his rage will make up the shortfall

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Mobile phone anger

Gazette Live: Trees blamed for poor phone reception

Jeggings still a thing, I see.

Spotter's Badge: Len

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Secret Santa anger revisited Everybody sorry workmate's career ruined by novelty pooping reindeer

"We didn't mean it as a career-ending insult, you big jesse"

Spotter's Badge: Pia

Paid parking anger

Ottawa Citizen: Residents furious as landlord forces old people's home visitors to pay for their parking

In possibly the most obvious newspaper quote of all time comes "Seniors don't like change".

Spotter's Badge: Sean

Christmas vandalism anger

Leicester Mercury: Vandals destroy Christmas lights

The angry bloke up the tree remains unharmed, however

Spotter's Badge: Len

Broken glass anger

Bournemouth Echo: Woman given £100 compensation after finding glass in her takeaway coffee

And - of course - without a shred of evidence, the commentards smell a rat.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Penguin theft anger

Henley Standard: Penguin stolen from shop window

Not a real penguin. Or was it?

No. It wasn't. Or was it?

Solar panel anger

Portsmouth News: Brothers can't sell house because of solar panels on the roof

Learning new stuff with APILN: Mortgage companies are reluctant to take on homes where part of the roof space has been leased out in a solar panel deal. Who knew?

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Cashing in on my organ anger

Hull Daily Mail: Vicar in quandary over selling his organ to pay for church repairs


Spotter's Badge: Ian

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Rubbish collection anger

Stevenage Comet: Councillor slams fortnightly rubbish collections

Proof, if it were ever needed, that Peter Crouch is the only man on the planet who should be allowed to do the robot dance.

Spotter's Badge: Len

Fly-tipping anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Old mattresses finally removed from Blackburn alleyway

Great. Those were surprise Christmas presents for the local kiddiewinks. No trampolene fun now, THANKS.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Spoons protest anger

Leeds Gryphon: Locals not keen on derelict building being converted into a Wetherspoons pub

Six months later: "Just popping out. It's curry club tonight"

Spotter's Badge: Bryony

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas market anger

Reading Post: Christmas market 'just like a shanty town'

I think we now know what to expect by now when we read the words 'Christmas market' or 'Winter Wonderland'.

Gypsy camp threat anger

Wiltshire Express and Herald: Villagers don't like the sound of a traveller family moving to their area

'He and other villagers also fear that if planning permission for one family is approved then others may follow'

That's the spirit of Christmas, no-room-at-the-inn style.

Spotter's Badge: Stephen

Live ammo anger

Essex Echo: 'This live ammunition I've found up the woods could take somebody's hand off,' says councillor

For example, if they pick it up to show a local newspaper photographer.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Disabled bay human rights anger

Birmingham Mail: Bloke in stand-off with parking wardens who tried to tow his car away after he parked in disabled bay

Because it's his human right to have a car, it appears

Supermarket traffic lights anger

Dorset Echo: Self-appointed expert fuming that filter lights outside Morrisons don't go green all the time

...thus delaying his shopping trip by up to 60 seconds.

New cafe anger

Dorset Echo: Neighbours not too keen on planned shipping container cafe on harbourside

Meanwhile, Weymouth continues to die on its arse. Well done, everybody.

Bristol bus anger

Bristol Post: Campaigners resort to fiery destruction in protest against new bus service

That's five of them, one black armband, and a bemused passer-by.

Spotter's Badge: Andrew, Rob A

Monday, December 22, 2014

Secret Santa anger Joke Secret Santa gift ruined my career

Remember: Nice coffee mug = good; reindeer that shits raisins = career-ending insult. Got that?

Spotter's Badge: Pia

Speeding drivers anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Cars clocked at 59mph in 20mph zone

A proper story illustrated with the classic bewildered arm shrug.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Sweary mum anger

Bromley News Shopper: Woman arrested for swearing outside school

Over 500 comments on this one, and she's in there from the off. Pure local newspaper gold.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas decorations anger

Dorset Echo: Residents told to take down Christmas decorations 'due to fire risk'


Petrol theft anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Some nerk is drilling holes in petrol tanks to steal fuel

Some other nerk in the comments suggests "the courts should jail for 10 year the thieves when they are caught, insteda of saying dont do it again, plus the thieves should have to pay DOUBLE the cost of the damage they caused to each victim. if they dont pay up then the state will take their house, car & or their benefits!"

Spotter's Badge: Ben

Santa parking ticket anger

Nottingham Post: 'Santa' gets a ticket while delivering presents

You're not really Santa, and your sleigh is a Seat Ibiza. Apart from that, you're in the clear.

Spotter's Badge: Tone, Jon

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Assault course anger

Bexley News Shopper: Chap in sensible anorak upset about holes outside his house

Amazingly, he's got exactly the same sensible anorak as North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il.

Sensible anoraks don't get much more sensible than that. No wonder the troops have gone crazy.

Spotter's Badge: Neil, Rob

Christmas lights anger

Portsmouth News: Shopkeep tries to get Christmas lights, gets a load of red tape instead

With a picture of what no Christmas lights might look like

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Dug up driveway anger

Lancashire Telegraph: Mum OUTRAGED as son tells workmen it's OK to dig anywhere they like

And it's proper, old school ALL CAPS outrage too.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Friday, December 19, 2014

Free parking anger

Essex Chronicle: Shopkeeps annoyed by traffic chaos caused by free parking

You know - extra customers, just before Christmas.

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Lottery machine anger

Brentwood Gazette: Shopkeep 'losing money to faulty lottery machine'

Face it mate, we're all losing money etc etc etc

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Bus service anger

Bristol Post: New Metro Bus service 'will strip away pavement'

Two things to note here:

1. David Bowie at the back in his 'Labyrinth' wig

2. Coat with a huge green penis

Spotter's Badge: Rob A

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dodgy car anger

Kent Online: Woman quite annoyed at local car dealership

I see your problem, you've bought a Vauxhall.

Spotter's Badge: Rob

Pothole hyperbole anger

Hendon and Finchley Times: Pothole 'could drown a small child'

Only if it were drunk

Spotter's Badge: Dave

Stay out of our town anger

Hull Daily Mail: Beverley 'becoming town of old people' say identical twins

I don't suppose he sees the irony.

Spotter's Badge: Ian