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Little Eye On The Provinces
« on: November 18, 2011, 08:45:04 pm »
A thread for pointlessly amusing stories from the local press, not just the running joke that is the Swindon Advertiser.

I'll kick off with this one, which is notable both for the unimpressiveness of the photo and for the eminently sensible first reader comment.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8683196.I___m_trapped_in_my_own_home_/?ref=mr
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Maverick

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 02:28:43 pm »

robbo6

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 03:50:32 pm »

noisycrank

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 09:29:22 pm »
Its a disgrace.

http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/community/business-directory/absolute_disgrace_1_1952614

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 09:37:21 pm »
Its a disgrace.

http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/community/business-directory/absolute_disgrace_1_1952614

"restrictions on fresh air" in Peterhead you are havin a Giraffe
Quote
IT’s THAT time of year again. Weather forecasters promise the first flurries of Blue Toon snow in the coming weeks and Christmas is just around the corner.

But as children write their letters to Santa and mums begin to plan their fabulous festive feasts, a dark shadow looms over the town centre which threatens to dampen that community Christmas spirit.

That's almost Tony Parsons-esque.
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rower40

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 09:42:23 pm »
My club getting its Warholesque 10 mins.
http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/River-lights/story-13883950-detail/story.html

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Julian

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 05:56:37 pm »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9525681.Mum_says_fishy_diet_led_to_birth_of_12lb_12oz_daughter/?ref=mr

Second comment  ;D

That's absolutely lovely.  Okay, it's a total non-story, but WTF is wrong with people?  Two comments, one making schoolboy jokes about the possible size of her vagina (vaginas are like concertinas, they can stretch and then return to normality) and the other one criticising a woman WHO HAS JUST GIVEN BIRTH FFS for being FAT.  Jeez.

Julian

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 06:15:08 pm »

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 06:23:52 pm »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9525681.Mum_says_fishy_diet_led_to_birth_of_12lb_12oz_daughter/?ref=mr

Second comment  ;D

That's absolutely lovely.  Okay, it's a total non-story, but WTF is wrong with people?  Two comments, one making schoolboy jokes about the possible size of her vagina (vaginas are like concertinas, they can stretch and then return to normality) and the other one criticising a woman WHO HAS JUST GIVEN BIRTH FFS for being FAT.  Jeez.
It sums up Swindon, though, in its sheer crassness.  The story and the comments.
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rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 06:34:13 pm »
Although for total non-stories, I think this one's got to be in the running:

http://www.ealinggazette.co.uk/ealing-news/local-ealing-news/2012/02/01/severe-delays-on-piccadilly-line-after-mystery-illness-at-north-ealing-64767-30246103/
Bzzzt.  Even in the most London-Centric view of the universe, Ealing doesn't count as provincial. ;D

Even so, I hope the casualty Gets Well Soon.
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Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 06:31:01 pm »
Aero but not dynamic

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 07:13:57 pm »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9544462.Row_erupts_over_naming_of_new_nightclub/?ref=mr

The actual story is boring, but scroll down for the marketing puff at the end  :facepalm:
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nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2012, 08:16:32 pm »
Wonderful!  ;D

What the hell were they on when they wrote that?

Having their very organ grasped?
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 09:25:27 pm »
Spotted by me today, in a York Press from earlier in the week, quoted in full, as verbatim as I can remember.

"A child was locked in a car yesterday in X Street. The child's mother called the fire service at 7.52am. They attended, and persuaded the child to unlock the car from the inside, and left shortly after 8am".


I'm so glad I know where a fire engine was for those 8 minutes...

(there isn't an X Street, BTW, I can't remember which street it was.)


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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 04:36:54 pm »
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 04:42:57 pm »
Extremely believable.

Especially during Goth weekend.

What's more terrifying, is that he looks like me, but with less hair.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012, 04:52:30 pm »
Maybe he's you from the future.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012, 05:01:47 pm »
Nah, my mum was purple, not green.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2012, 10:00:14 am »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9661089.Naked_man_on_path_says_he_needed_toilet/?ref=mr

Poor bloke.  I mean, who hasn't stopped their bike for a roadside slash and then decided to strip off completely?
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2012, 08:09:35 pm »
Never tell me the odds.


Eccentrica Gallumbits

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mcshroom

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2012, 04:41:33 pm »
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2012, 05:16:29 pm »
That reminds me of a notice I saw outside a primary school somewhere in north Bristol: Please do not park here next Monday as we will be using this area to practice for our walking to school day.
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