Saturday, January 31, 2015

Exploding windows anger

Bournemouth Echo: Why did windows shatter simultaneously?

One of Newton's Laws, I should expect.

Spotter's Badge: Kevin

Homeless mural anger

Hartlepool Mail: No place for giant mural after it is taken down for 'essential maintenance'

As one commenter puts it: "Throw it in a skip"

Everybody's a critic these days

Spotter's Badge: Andrew

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lost postcard anger

Essex Echo: Woman's postcard takes over a year to arrive from Egypt

Still faster than second class in the UK, AMIRIGHT?

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Petrol prices anger

Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Why have pump prices stayed so high in Devizes?

Because you live in Devizes. Next question, please.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dead pigeons anger

Waltham Forest Guardian: Iain Duncan Smith fuming about dead pigeons stuck in netting above shops

Not surprising, there's good eating going to waste.

Spotter's Badge: Beth

Number two in a wheelie bin anger

Essex Echo: (actual headline) Dog walkers urged to use bins on Canvey seafront

Seems a bit drastic

Spotter's Badge: Barry

Historic building anger

Manchester Evening News: Campaign to save old building

Good to see The Smiths still soldiering on without Morrissey

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pipe cleaner anger

Portsmouth News: Pipe cleaner 'found in bottom of can of pet food'

In which the pet owner comes out fighting in the comments IN ALL CAPS AND NO PUNCTUATION AAARGH MY NAME IS ELVIS PRESLEY

Spotter's Badge: Jonathan

Bad e-fits - THE MOTHERLODE

Cambridge News: Gallery of 21 bad e-fits of people who have done bad things

Don't have nightmares.

Spotter's Badge: Kate, Barry

Marks and Sparks anger

Accrington Observer: Campaign to save local M&S store

These aren't just angry shoppers, they're angry M&S shoppers

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dirty tricks parking ticket anger

North Devon Journal: Garage boss forced to hide number plates to stop cars getting parking tickets

Because - FACT - they are immune from the law.

Spotter's Badge: Will

Stolen laptop anger

Border Mail: Vicar quite miffed as thieves steal laptop

There's a follow-up!

Border Mail: Thief asks for forgiveness (but doesn't return stolen stuff)

Not much of an apology, then.

Spotter's Badge: Meredith

No lights anger

Cambridge News: Police crack down on dangerous cyclists

Poor hi-viz tabard work by the local crime commissioner, there.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Monday, January 26, 2015

Prostitute / Councillor caption confusion anger

I'm not going to mess around - this is how this story appears on Twitter, an object lesson for newspaper subs to check their metadata before hitting the publish button:

All I can say is that there's a VERY niche market in Benfleet.

If you want to be disappointed by the actual story, here it is:

Essex Echo: Prostitutes sent home after setting up shop in south Essex

Spotter's Badge: Mr Mondo

Bad E-Fit

Bexley News Shopper: This man has done bad things

Not least wearing a hat made in MS Paint.

Don't have nightmares.