Friday 31 October 2014

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Bus shelter dullness

Shropshire Star: (Actual headline) Village near Oswestry celebrates new bus shelter

Look at them. Celebrating. Par-tay.

Feel sorry for the people of Helston, who are still waiting to hold their bus shelter disco

Spotter's Badge: Count Otto Black

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Lost ball dullness

Brighton Argus: Bag of footballs found

We're presuming not the chocolate type. But you can't be too sure these days.

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Monday 27 October 2014

Shaken/stirred dullness

Coventry Telegraph: Roger Moore eats food

Which is handy, because he'd starve otherwise

Meanwhile, in the Worcester News, Drew Barrymore finds that she is thirsty.

Spotter's Badge: Rob, Nick

Sunday 26 October 2014

Big egg dullness

Heidelberg Leader: Chicken lays egg

Although, one must admit that it probably hurt a bit coming out

Spotter's Badge: Dr Professor Sir Awesome Awesome

Saturday 25 October 2014

Thursday 23 October 2014

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Allotment price rise OUTRAGE

Basingstoke Gazette: Allotment prices might have to go up by a pound a year

I've started a hashtag: #PrayForOvertonAllotmentHolders. I hope you'll join me in this important campaign.

Name change dullness

Watford Observer: Company changes name

Ah, the brutalist concrete paradise of Watford.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Monday 20 October 2014

Trapped foot dullness

Matlock Mercury: Man gets his foot stuck

Alas, the emergency services could do nothing, and he's still there.

Spotter's Badge: Rachel

Spelling mistake dullness

North Wales Daily Post: Spelling error on road sign

But the Welsh is perfect, one presumes.

Spotter's Badge: Count Otto Black

Friday 17 October 2014

Thursday 16 October 2014

Potato dullness

Cambridge News: Potatoes fall off lorry

With a picture of potatoes, just in case you're not sure what one looks like.

Spotter's Badge: Kate

Pong dullness

Bromley News Shopper: Bad smell in Sidcup

Normal for Sidcup.

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Cockle talk dullness

South Wales Evening Post: Talk on the Burry Inlet cockle industry

They're going to have to pull out all the stops if they're going to improve on the last talk: The Truth Behind 9/11.

Swan dullness

Bromley News Shopper: Swans spotted at taxi rank

Although a previous version of the story said they were geese. Well done. Spotter's Badge.

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Sunday 12 October 2014

Phone for sale dullness

Northampton Chronicle: Yours for £30

Or free if you know where to look (skips)

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Oatcake dullness

"The Stoke Sentinel are OBSESSED with oatcakes", says spotter Count Otto Black. And - dammit - he's right.

Stoke Sentinel: Oatcake campaign
 Stoke Sentinel: Oatcakes - The Movie
 Stoke Sentinel: Oatcake crime
 Stoke Sentinel: Door-to-door oatcake scam
 Stoke Sentinel: Oatcake face-off
 Stoke Sentinel: Oatcake exhibition
 Stoke Sentinel: Oatcake Day

Saturday 11 October 2014

Ham dullness

Bromley News Shopper: Ham found

Have you lost your ham? Call the police today.

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Fruit dullness

South Wales Evening Post: Woman finds smiley face on apple

That's nothing. I did a poo that looked like a happy shark last week. Did I go running to the papers?

Spotter's Badge: Paul

Thursday 9 October 2014

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Straw dullness

Rutland and Stamford Mercury: Straw blows off lorries

If only it were something bio-degradable.


Spotter's Badge: Count Otto Black

Monday 6 October 2014

Milk dullness

Falmouth Packet: Somebody drops bottle of milk on the bus

That's the No.68 Falmouth Town service serving Longfield, Golden Bank and Swanvale. Avoid the area at all costs.

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Bus shelter dullness

St Alban's Review: Bus shelter officially opened in Harpenden


Spotter's Badge: Count Otto Black

Sunday 5 October 2014

Microwave dullness

Cambridge News: Parish council buys new microwave

Three paragraphs, journalist's byline, the whole nine yards. THIS IS NEWS

Spotter's Badge: Kate, Mark

Swanage dullness

Swanage and Wareham Advertiser: Residents choose favourite hymns

Welcome to Swanage, twinned with 1948.

Saturday 4 October 2014

Thursday 2 October 2014