Not rubbish parking, we'd just broken down...

Bournemouth Echo: The truck had broken down The truck had broken down

IT appeared to be a case of ‘rubbish parking’ when a bin lorry broke down in an alleyway in Bournemouth town centre.

Freelance photographer Chris Skone-Roberts spotted the white and blue Sita truck at Terrace Road on Monday morning.

He said: “I was driving past at around 9am when I saw a workman standing on the pavement scratching his head. It looked like the lorry was stuck fast; the driver was revving his engine to try and free the truck. There were screeching and honking sounds.

“Men were on their phones trying to sort it out, they seemed quite calm. The lorry was on a slope and its wheels were off the ground. It looked like the entrance to a flat block so no one could come or go.”

Chris, who lives in Bournemouth town centre, said: “I always carry my cameras around and watched as they tried to move the lorry; without success.”

Sita spokesman Mike Dobson told the Daily Echo: “Pictures can be deceiving; it may look like it is stuck under scaffolding but what actually happened was that the lorry broke down as it was reversing to collect shop waste.

“We managed to get it going again after about half an hour.”

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11:05am Wed 19 Dec 12

Mcfly77 says...

Slow news day in Bournemouth...
Slow news day in Bournemouth... Mcfly77

11:12am Wed 19 Dec 12

EdBmth says...

Not rubbish parking... but certainly rubbish news.

There was an empty cardboard box on the middle of Holdenhurst Road this morning. I had to drive around it. Perhaps need "Driver takes evasive action to avoid cardboard box horror" as a headline ??
Not rubbish parking... but certainly rubbish news. There was an empty cardboard box on the middle of Holdenhurst Road this morning. I had to drive around it. Perhaps need "Driver takes evasive action to avoid cardboard box horror" as a headline ?? EdBmth

11:17am Wed 19 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

Quick where's that camera car when you need it? The Council should fine the driver for being parked over a pavement. Or dock his wages. No excuses now, rules is rules.
Quick where's that camera car when you need it? The Council should fine the driver for being parked over a pavement. Or dock his wages. No excuses now, rules is rules. The Renegade Master

11:36am Wed 19 Dec 12

Lord Spring says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
Quick where's that camera car when you need it? The Council should fine the driver for being parked over a pavement. Or dock his wages. No excuses now, rules is rules.
Maybe over, at least he is not on the pavement.
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: Quick where's that camera car when you need it? The Council should fine the driver for being parked over a pavement. Or dock his wages. No excuses now, rules is rules.[/p][/quote]Maybe over, at least he is not on the pavement. Lord Spring

12:10pm Wed 19 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

Chris, who lives in Bournemouth town centre, said: “I always carry my cameras around and watched as they tried to move the lorry; without success.” .....

Oh and how glad are we that you do Chris.
Chris, who lives in Bournemouth town centre, said: “I always carry my cameras around and watched as they tried to move the lorry; without success.” ..... Oh and how glad are we that you do Chris. scrumpyjack

12:25pm Wed 19 Dec 12

LordLilliput says...

What a pathetic story. Knowing full well the photograph is 'deceiving' how and why does this constitute news? I can only assume it's so that the wannabe tabloid journalist can use the 'rubbish parking' headline which undoubtably they consider novel and funny.
What a pathetic story. Knowing full well the photograph is 'deceiving' how and why does this constitute news? I can only assume it's so that the wannabe tabloid journalist can use the 'rubbish parking' headline which undoubtably they consider novel and funny. LordLilliput

3:41pm Wed 19 Dec 12

stevobath says...

May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?
May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating? stevobath

3:54pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Schooners says...

What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are.

Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images.

You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face.

As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience.

Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all.

Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling. Schooners

3:55pm Wed 19 Dec 12

djd says...

stevobath wrote:
May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?
Meditating on a way out of the situation ???
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?[/p][/quote]Meditating on a way out of the situation ??? djd

3:55pm Wed 19 Dec 12

djd says...

stevobath wrote:
May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?
Meditating on a way out of the situation ???
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?[/p][/quote]Meditating on a way out of the situation ??? djd

5:15pm Wed 19 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

Having been involved with driving and haulage for many years, it's obvious to me that the refuse truck is overloaded. It's front wheels would not come off the ground like that otherwise!
It's a good job a traffic copper didn't see this because once freed up he could have escorted the driver and vehicle at reduced speed to the nearest weighbridge to check it was within it's load limits. If it was over it's plated limit the driver and owner/operator could have been prosecuted. The fines for this offence are severe.
Having been involved with driving and haulage for many years, it's obvious to me that the refuse truck is overloaded. It's front wheels would not come off the ground like that otherwise! It's a good job a traffic copper didn't see this because once freed up he could have escorted the driver and vehicle at reduced speed to the nearest weighbridge to check it was within it's load limits. If it was over it's plated limit the driver and owner/operator could have been prosecuted. The fines for this offence are severe. The Renegade Master

5:24pm Wed 19 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

Schooners wrote:
What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are.

Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images.

You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face.

As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience.

Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all.

Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
Is there really a reporter at the Echo called "Schooners"? I think not! Sounds like a wind up merchant to me!

But if for real you can't blame Echo reporters being up tight at the moment and spitting out their dummies. This is the time of year when Newsquest usually make BIG decisions for the future and with their track record of late most members of staff will be nervous of or expecting the axe in the near future! This time last year they shafted their best editor and all round good guy Neal Butterworth to save a few pennies which proves no-one's job at Echo Towers is safe!
[quote][p][bold]Schooners[/bold] wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.[/p][/quote]Is there really a reporter at the Echo called "Schooners"? I think not! Sounds like a wind up merchant to me! But if for real you can't blame Echo reporters being up tight at the moment and spitting out their dummies. This is the time of year when Newsquest usually make BIG decisions for the future and with their track record of late most members of staff will be nervous of or expecting the axe in the near future! This time last year they shafted their best editor and all round good guy Neal Butterworth to save a few pennies which proves no-one's job at Echo Towers is safe! The Renegade Master

5:35pm Wed 19 Dec 12

John T says...

Schooners wrote:
What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are.

Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images.

You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face.

As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience.

Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all.

Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
Spoken like a true pro.
Don't go getting your knickers in a twist for Chris tmas,dear!
Is that nice enough for you?
[quote][p][bold]Schooners[/bold] wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.[/p][/quote]Spoken like a true pro. Don't go getting your knickers in a twist for Chris tmas,dear! Is that nice enough for you? John T

6:01pm Wed 19 Dec 12

LordLilliput says...

Schooners wrote:
What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are.

Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images.

You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face.

As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience.

Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all.

Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
Wow, that's rather an aggressive post especially for someone who claims to work for The Echo.

Tell me, do you actually read the paper/website? If so, do you consider it acceptable that professional journalists on a regular basis:

A. Misspell words.

B. Dramatise stories out of proportion using the words 'horror/terror/chaos
/carnage/shocked/stu
nned etc to the extent that credibility to most is lost.

C. Write stories based around vulnerable individuals who need protecting not exploiting and attention seeking individuals who just want to rant about anything or anyone for their own glory and gain.

D. Write stories that are often poorly researched to the point whereas they are inarticulate and as a result often do not make sense or stand up as credible.

And as photography is your subject, I assume you also support the ridiculous and obviously staged crossed arm pose we are subjected to pretty much on a daily basis and has come to be ridiculed by almost all. Could that photographer be you I wonder - you do seem very upset.

The Echo, as I understand it to be, is a community orientated newspaper and therefore has a responsibility to be just that. To my mind, the points I have raised above let it's readers down and that is why I comment (not 'troll' as you arrogantly judge). If there was a better level of integrity and attention to detail then I and many others wouldn't be banging the same drum.

It's not about making negative feedback for the sake of it, it's about standards - do you not understand that?

As for your comments about all those of us who are dissatisfied with the standard of reporting, and you are correct it seems to be a growing number, to classify all who do not share your opinion or agenda as 'trolls' and 'cowards' is not only small minded but shows your arrogance for debate.

Assuming you are attached to The Echo (as you allude to), you have done nothing but alienate yourself with your venomous comments about those that express an opinion albeit at odds with yours.

As for your invitation to join you for a day, you've made that rather unappealing I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]Schooners[/bold] wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.[/p][/quote]Wow, that's rather an aggressive post especially for someone who claims to work for The Echo. Tell me, do you actually read the paper/website? If so, do you consider it acceptable that professional journalists on a regular basis: A. Misspell words. B. Dramatise stories out of proportion using the words 'horror/terror/chaos /carnage/shocked/stu nned etc to the extent that credibility to most is lost. C. Write stories based around vulnerable individuals who need protecting not exploiting and attention seeking individuals who just want to rant about anything or anyone for their own glory and gain. D. Write stories that are often poorly researched to the point whereas they are inarticulate and as a result often do not make sense or stand up as credible. And as photography is your subject, I assume you also support the ridiculous and obviously staged crossed arm pose we are subjected to pretty much on a daily basis and has come to be ridiculed by almost all. Could that photographer be you I wonder - you do seem very upset. The Echo, as I understand it to be, is a community orientated newspaper and therefore has a responsibility to be just that. To my mind, the points I have raised above let it's readers down and that is why I comment (not 'troll' as you arrogantly judge). If there was a better level of integrity and attention to detail then I and many others wouldn't be banging the same drum. It's not about making negative feedback for the sake of it, it's about standards - do you not understand that? As for your comments about all those of us who are dissatisfied with the standard of reporting, and you are correct it seems to be a growing number, to classify all who do not share your opinion or agenda as 'trolls' and 'cowards' is not only small minded but shows your arrogance for debate. Assuming you are attached to The Echo (as you allude to), you have done nothing but alienate yourself with your venomous comments about those that express an opinion albeit at odds with yours. As for your invitation to join you for a day, you've made that rather unappealing I'm afraid. LordLilliput

6:35pm Wed 19 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

Schooners wrote:
What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
First off, I do not tend, if ever, to slag off Echo stories.

But I haveto say this is pretty dull as stories go. "Cat up tree" springs to mind.

Personally, I think it is really cruddy to use a national news story about suicide to court some sympathy about people pointing out this is not really news.

Finally, if you work for the Echo and want some 'face to face' action then you have my email address so please feel free to put your money where your mouth is, as it were.

Yours
JH
[quote][p][bold]Schooners[/bold] wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.[/p][/quote]First off, I do not tend, if ever, to slag off Echo stories. But I haveto say this is pretty dull as stories go. "Cat up tree" springs to mind. Personally, I think it is really cruddy to use a national news story about suicide to court some sympathy about people pointing out this is not really news. Finally, if you work for the Echo and want some 'face to face' action then you have my email address so please feel free to put your money where your mouth is, as it were. Yours JH scrumpyjack

6:37pm Wed 19 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

stevobath wrote:
May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?
Look at the wheels behind the front ones.

They're designed to do this so no drama.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?[/p][/quote]Look at the wheels behind the front ones. They're designed to do this so no drama. scrumpyjack

6:41pm Wed 19 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

LordLilliput wrote:
Schooners wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
Wow, that's rather an aggressive post especially for someone who claims to work for The Echo. Tell me, do you actually read the paper/website? If so, do you consider it acceptable that professional journalists on a regular basis: A. Misspell words. B. Dramatise stories out of proportion using the words 'horror/terror/chaos /carnage/shocked/stu nned etc to the extent that credibility to most is lost. C. Write stories based around vulnerable individuals who need protecting not exploiting and attention seeking individuals who just want to rant about anything or anyone for their own glory and gain. D. Write stories that are often poorly researched to the point whereas they are inarticulate and as a result often do not make sense or stand up as credible. And as photography is your subject, I assume you also support the ridiculous and obviously staged crossed arm pose we are subjected to pretty much on a daily basis and has come to be ridiculed by almost all. Could that photographer be you I wonder - you do seem very upset. The Echo, as I understand it to be, is a community orientated newspaper and therefore has a responsibility to be just that. To my mind, the points I have raised above let it's readers down and that is why I comment (not 'troll' as you arrogantly judge). If there was a better level of integrity and attention to detail then I and many others wouldn't be banging the same drum. It's not about making negative feedback for the sake of it, it's about standards - do you not understand that? As for your comments about all those of us who are dissatisfied with the standard of reporting, and you are correct it seems to be a growing number, to classify all who do not share your opinion or agenda as 'trolls' and 'cowards' is not only small minded but shows your arrogance for debate. Assuming you are attached to The Echo (as you allude to), you have done nothing but alienate yourself with your venomous comments about those that express an opinion albeit at odds with yours. As for your invitation to join you for a day, you've made that rather unappealing I'm afraid.
D a m n . Which I'd written that instead.
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Schooners[/bold] wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.[/p][/quote]Wow, that's rather an aggressive post especially for someone who claims to work for The Echo. Tell me, do you actually read the paper/website? If so, do you consider it acceptable that professional journalists on a regular basis: A. Misspell words. B. Dramatise stories out of proportion using the words 'horror/terror/chaos /carnage/shocked/stu nned etc to the extent that credibility to most is lost. C. Write stories based around vulnerable individuals who need protecting not exploiting and attention seeking individuals who just want to rant about anything or anyone for their own glory and gain. D. Write stories that are often poorly researched to the point whereas they are inarticulate and as a result often do not make sense or stand up as credible. And as photography is your subject, I assume you also support the ridiculous and obviously staged crossed arm pose we are subjected to pretty much on a daily basis and has come to be ridiculed by almost all. Could that photographer be you I wonder - you do seem very upset. The Echo, as I understand it to be, is a community orientated newspaper and therefore has a responsibility to be just that. To my mind, the points I have raised above let it's readers down and that is why I comment (not 'troll' as you arrogantly judge). If there was a better level of integrity and attention to detail then I and many others wouldn't be banging the same drum. It's not about making negative feedback for the sake of it, it's about standards - do you not understand that? As for your comments about all those of us who are dissatisfied with the standard of reporting, and you are correct it seems to be a growing number, to classify all who do not share your opinion or agenda as 'trolls' and 'cowards' is not only small minded but shows your arrogance for debate. Assuming you are attached to The Echo (as you allude to), you have done nothing but alienate yourself with your venomous comments about those that express an opinion albeit at odds with yours. As for your invitation to join you for a day, you've made that rather unappealing I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]D a m n . Which I'd written that instead. scrumpyjack

6:52pm Wed 19 Dec 12

LordLilliput says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
stevobath wrote:
May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?
Look at the wheels behind the front ones.

They're designed to do this so no drama.
Very well spotted. Kind of supports my point D I'd say.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: May be decieving but Id like to know how the front wheels are levitating?[/p][/quote]Look at the wheels behind the front ones. They're designed to do this so no drama.[/p][/quote]Very well spotted. Kind of supports my point D I'd say. LordLilliput

7:42pm Wed 19 Dec 12

John T says...

LordLilliput wrote:
Schooners wrote:
What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are.

Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images.

You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face.

As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience.

Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all.

Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
Wow, that's rather an aggressive post especially for someone who claims to work for The Echo.

Tell me, do you actually read the paper/website? If so, do you consider it acceptable that professional journalists on a regular basis:

A. Misspell words.

B. Dramatise stories out of proportion using the words 'horror/terror/chaos

/carnage/shocked/stu

nned etc to the extent that credibility to most is lost.

C. Write stories based around vulnerable individuals who need protecting not exploiting and attention seeking individuals who just want to rant about anything or anyone for their own glory and gain.

D. Write stories that are often poorly researched to the point whereas they are inarticulate and as a result often do not make sense or stand up as credible.

And as photography is your subject, I assume you also support the ridiculous and obviously staged crossed arm pose we are subjected to pretty much on a daily basis and has come to be ridiculed by almost all. Could that photographer be you I wonder - you do seem very upset.

The Echo, as I understand it to be, is a community orientated newspaper and therefore has a responsibility to be just that. To my mind, the points I have raised above let it's readers down and that is why I comment (not 'troll' as you arrogantly judge). If there was a better level of integrity and attention to detail then I and many others wouldn't be banging the same drum.

It's not about making negative feedback for the sake of it, it's about standards - do you not understand that?

As for your comments about all those of us who are dissatisfied with the standard of reporting, and you are correct it seems to be a growing number, to classify all who do not share your opinion or agenda as 'trolls' and 'cowards' is not only small minded but shows your arrogance for debate.

Assuming you are attached to The Echo (as you allude to), you have done nothing but alienate yourself with your venomous comments about those that express an opinion albeit at odds with yours.

As for your invitation to join you for a day, you've made that rather unappealing I'm afraid.
At the risk of incurring more of Schooners' venom, I believe you should receive the Echo Comment Highest Onner (ECHO) Award for 2012 for your above comment.
A little research, a concept with which, as you point out, the Echo seems unfamiliar, would reveal Schooners as Chris Skone-Roberts who makes a living by touting rubbish and photographs like this around local and National newspapers.
Ironically, Skone-Roberts writes on plus.google.com: 'I always try to make people laugh with my stories as well as conveying some interesting thoughts.'
I am afraid he has failed dismally on this occasion!
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Schooners[/bold] wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.[/p][/quote]Wow, that's rather an aggressive post especially for someone who claims to work for The Echo. Tell me, do you actually read the paper/website? If so, do you consider it acceptable that professional journalists on a regular basis: A. Misspell words. B. Dramatise stories out of proportion using the words 'horror/terror/chaos /carnage/shocked/stu nned etc to the extent that credibility to most is lost. C. Write stories based around vulnerable individuals who need protecting not exploiting and attention seeking individuals who just want to rant about anything or anyone for their own glory and gain. D. Write stories that are often poorly researched to the point whereas they are inarticulate and as a result often do not make sense or stand up as credible. And as photography is your subject, I assume you also support the ridiculous and obviously staged crossed arm pose we are subjected to pretty much on a daily basis and has come to be ridiculed by almost all. Could that photographer be you I wonder - you do seem very upset. The Echo, as I understand it to be, is a community orientated newspaper and therefore has a responsibility to be just that. To my mind, the points I have raised above let it's readers down and that is why I comment (not 'troll' as you arrogantly judge). If there was a better level of integrity and attention to detail then I and many others wouldn't be banging the same drum. It's not about making negative feedback for the sake of it, it's about standards - do you not understand that? As for your comments about all those of us who are dissatisfied with the standard of reporting, and you are correct it seems to be a growing number, to classify all who do not share your opinion or agenda as 'trolls' and 'cowards' is not only small minded but shows your arrogance for debate. Assuming you are attached to The Echo (as you allude to), you have done nothing but alienate yourself with your venomous comments about those that express an opinion albeit at odds with yours. As for your invitation to join you for a day, you've made that rather unappealing I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]At the risk of incurring more of Schooners' venom, I believe you should receive the Echo Comment Highest Onner (ECHO) Award for 2012 for your above comment. A little research, a concept with which, as you point out, the Echo seems unfamiliar, would reveal Schooners as Chris Skone-Roberts who makes a living by touting rubbish and photographs like this around local and National newspapers. Ironically, Skone-Roberts writes on plus.google.com: 'I always try to make people laugh with my stories as well as conveying some interesting thoughts.' I am afraid he has failed dismally on this occasion! John T

10:10pm Thu 20 Dec 12

jemima36 says...

oh leave Chris alone, if he wants to walk around over-compensating with his long lens just let him...
oh leave Chris alone, if he wants to walk around over-compensating with his long lens just let him... jemima36

10:33pm Thu 20 Dec 12

gti90* says...

im a lorry driver and id have told chris where to go with a 5 knuckle sandwich if he stand lookin at me
im a lorry driver and id have told chris where to go with a 5 knuckle sandwich if he stand lookin at me gti90*

3:33pm Fri 21 Dec 12

spooki says...

Schooners wrote:
What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are.

Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images.

You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face.

As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience.

Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all.

Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.
I have to say that if this is the worst thing going on in the area, we should all be grateful! I for one am grateful for the odd little "and finally..." stories as it goes to show nice or unusual but unthreatening things happen. There's too much bad stuff going on in the world so an odd story like this is a nice thing to see. Perhaps not nice for residents or the driver of the truck in this case but no-one was robbed, raped, stabbed or murdered.
[quote][p][bold]Schooners[/bold] wrote: What I find so funny about all of you with your negative comments and trolling is that you all come on here each and every day to tell The Echo how rubbish they are. Well I invite any of you to come and work with me and The Echo for a day and produce News and Images. You are all internet trolls and cowards in my view. My details, as are The Echo, are all available on the web if you have the stones to pop along and say any of your dribble face to face. As for this story, well let me see what the national news editors say when they run it. I am a National Press Photographer with work in the national press each and ever week, but I must kowtow to all of your wiser and better experience. Cowards and trolls the lot of you. Post nicely or dont post at all. Ultimately, if you dont like what The Echo produces a) why read it b) why come on line c) go buy another newspaper. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Journos have feelings and your comments are as bad as the Aussie fake calls DJ people, be careful of your trolling.[/p][/quote]I have to say that if this is the worst thing going on in the area, we should all be grateful! I for one am grateful for the odd little "and finally..." stories as it goes to show nice or unusual but unthreatening things happen. There's too much bad stuff going on in the world so an odd story like this is a nice thing to see. Perhaps not nice for residents or the driver of the truck in this case but no-one was robbed, raped, stabbed or murdered. spooki

1:30pm Sat 22 Dec 12

inkmaster says...

It sounds to me that Skoner has spent too much time watching Transformers, which is probably what he was doing there in the 1st place, waiting for the lorry to transform into a metal teddy bear. And lest be honest now, taking photos of stuff isn't exactly a job.
It sounds to me that Skoner has spent too much time watching Transformers, which is probably what he was doing there in the 1st place, waiting for the lorry to transform into a metal teddy bear. And lest be honest now, taking photos of stuff isn't exactly a job. inkmaster

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