Saturday 30 April 2016

Friday 29 April 2016

Smoking tea towel dullness

Salisbury Journal: Firefighters called to smoking tea towel

And like so many of these emergencies these days, it was only vaping

Lancaster Guardian: Cheese on toast mishap


Spotter's Badge: Andy

Thursday 28 April 2016

Sunday 24 April 2016

Shed theft dullness (although your definition of dullness may vary)

Saffron Walden Reporter: Thieves swap tools in shed for old and broken ones

That's their story, and they're sticking to it.

And meanwhile...

The Wokingham Paper: Chainsaw and vegetables stolen from unlocked garage

Police are on the look-out for a maniac who has had his five-a-day.

Spotter's Badge: Jon, Angela

Saturday 23 April 2016

Extremely tenuous link to Grimsby Town Football Club dullness

Grimsby Telegraph: Is Countdown's Rachel Riley a Mariners fan?

No. No she isn't.

Spotter's Badge: L0wey

Thursday 21 April 2016

Peter Andre dullness, again

Bristol Post: Pete spotted in a shop

Where are his kids? Does he no longer love them?*

*This is a lie. Pete loves his kids.

Sunday 17 April 2016

Saturday 16 April 2016

Bank closed for the weekend dullness

Bournemouth Echo: Christchurch branch of Barclays Bank, which is usually closed at weekends, is closed this weekend for essential maintenance

So, that's doubled closed. Sucks to live in Christchurch and bank with Barclays, then.

Crap Poems in Local Newspapers: The Gherkin

A new thing!

People have a habit of sending poems into local newspapers, and the act of getting published only goes to encourage them further. Here, we collate their work.

The Northern Echo: The Gherkin

One man's revelation that pickled cucumbers can be quite pleasant.

Spotter's Badge: Yvonne

Thursday 14 April 2016

Big Mac Dullness

South Wales Evening Post: Reporter live blogs his lunch

Just wait until they hear about this thing called a "Toby Carvery"

Spotter's Badge: Nick

Monday 11 April 2016

Rock in sack of potatoes dullness

The West Briton: Mum finds rock in her sack of potatoes

We're not going to post any spoilers, but there is a two-part picture gallery for this story. One is of a sack of potaotes (as seen above). Guess what the second picture is.

Spotter's Badge: Mike

Sunday 10 April 2016

Bible reading dullness

NW Evening Mail: Bible reading event happens

I might suggest a Fiesta Letters Page reading event. The attendance would be far better.

Spotter's Badge: Chris

Saturday 9 April 2016

Friday 8 April 2016

Cinema screen dullness

Shetland News: Smaller of two cinema screens out of action

Click through to see some adverts. About 75% adverts. All the adverts.

Spotter's Badge: Kenn

Thursday 7 April 2016

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Hedge fire dullness

North Norfolk News: Firefighters spend 13 minutes putting out fire on Sheringham's Curtis Lane after it was reported shortly after 11.30am on Tuesday

Click through if you like, but that's the whole story.

No. I insist. Click through. A journalist's job may depend on that click.

Spotter's Badge: Dave