Tuesday 30 June 2015

Saturday 27 June 2015

Warrington Civic Society dullness

Warrington Guardian: Civic Society sets up new committee

News about Civic Societies (usually people of a certain generation complaining about the state of equally crumbling buildings) is usually less than interesting. This is a prime example.

Thursday 25 June 2015

Wednesday 24 June 2015

No elephants dullness

Bolton News: Decorative elephants removed from street

How many pictures of no elephants did the Bolton News need to illustrate no elephants? Four pictures of no elephants, that's how many.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Monday 22 June 2015

Playground dullness

Plymouth Herald: Teenager gets stuck in child's swing

It's actually the same teenager from all the previous 'Teenager stuck in child's swing' stories we've run. They just leave her there.

Sunday 21 June 2015

Dyb dyb dullness

Watford Observer: Scouts buy new tent

At £1,670, it's made of gold and the hides of endangered rhinos

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Saturday 20 June 2015

Demonstration dullness

Wiltshire Times: Demonstration at Melksham and District Flower Arrangement Society

A headline that promised so much, yet delivers so little (unless you're really into flower arranging)

Thursday 18 June 2015

Ladder fall dullness

Bolton News: Man unhurt after falling off step-ladder

FACT: I once fell off a step-ladder while painting the outside of my house. When I came to, there was a perfect painted corpse outline where I landed. Alas, I didn't have the wit to take a picture. True story, bro.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Sheep in the road dullness

Falmouth Packet: Sheep block road

This might sound dull to you, but this cut off Cornwall from the rest of the world at a vital moment, and the pasty export industry has collapsed.

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Wonky lamp post dullness

Bromley News Shopper: Wonky lamp post in Erith

Any excuse to wheel out this king among delightfully dull websites: Street lighting in Eastbourne

Spotter's Badge: Neil

Sunday 14 June 2015

Bench dullness

Exeter Express and Echo: Bench stolen

If somebody tries to sell you this bench in a pub, that number again is 999.

Thursday 11 June 2015

Beth Tweddle dullness

Croydon Guardian: Beth Tweddle tells The Kids all about potatoes

The thousand yard stare that says "What the hell am I doing here?"

Spotter's Badge: Christina

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Hornet dullness

Coventry Telegraph: Buzzy thing spotted in garden

Look, we're only interested if it has the word "Killer" or "Flesh-eating" in its name.

Spotter's Badge: Rob R

Monday 8 June 2015

Fish food dullness

Bolton News: Kids visit Bolton aquarium

And that's the whole story. Not even a "Is that price-per-fish, or all you can eat?" gag.

Spotter's Badge: Karen

Sunday 7 June 2015

Trapped horse dullness

Reading Post: Polo pony falls into swimming pool

Perhaps the most Berkshire news story in the history of Berkshire.

Spotter's Badge: Hugh

Saturday 6 June 2015

Market stall dullness

Tivyside Advertiser: Wool shop celebrates 40th anniversary

It is - according to the report - the only haberdashery in town, an achievement earned after dressing up as a ghoul and scaring all the other haberdashers away.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Locked in bedroom dullness

Somerset County Gazette: Boy rescued from bedroom

He's now locked in the cupboard under the stairs where he belongs. Well played, the Dursley family.

This is the second day in a row of Taunton dull stories. Is Taunton really that dull?

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Vicar face dullness

Somerset County Gazette: Vicar gets too much sun

No she hasn't! It's only face paint!! Oh, my poor sides.

Spotter's Badge: Felicity

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Fitness and beauty contest dullness

Watford Observer: Man enters competition

Our spotter says: The O2 is a massive tent held up by poles. A bit like his shorts.

Spotter's Badge: TRT

Monday 1 June 2015

Country show dullness

Brighouse Echo: Todmorden Show gets new sheep category

Hang on a cotton-picking minute. That's a dog.

Spotter's Badge: Ross

Ghost dullness

Welwyn and Hatfield Times: 'Ghost' appears in photo

Complete with an "I know somebody who died and it's them" back story. 

Excellently debunked HERE